Can We Replace LinkedIn? We Could…We Really Really Could….

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Media, Social Networking, Sourcing

LinkedIn is a constant in recruiting conversations.  Are you on it? Do you really network? Use the groups? Post jobs? Do you source on it? Still? Is it gone yet? What about Microsoft? Will they kill it? Use all the data? Make it better? Make it worse?  Chicken Little is spinning out of control with the constant LinkedIn rhetoric. I’m …

Veteran? 10 Tips For Using LinkedIn In Your Job Search

Kelly Dingee Sourcing, Uncategorized

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to a new local Military Officer Association of America (MOAA) Business & Networking Group this past week.  My task? Give the attendees an inside view of how to use LinkedIn for their job search. And also give them an idea into how a sourcer/recruiter thinks so not only can the attendees as job seekers be found, but they …

Hate Your Job? Think About What Makes You Happy.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized, Work Life Balance

I’ve been sourcing for a long time. Seventeen years, exclusively, on top of that when I was a generalist and full-life cycle recruiter.  I will say I source, not stalk. I could stalk, but that’s creepy. Honestly, right now is my favorite time to source; it’s important to me personally to enjoy where I work and the clients I source for.  My …

Be Deliberately Innovative

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, Innovation, John Whitaker

Here’s a tip for you, prospective job-seeker… grab a scratch pad and start describing your talents in terms of “innovation.” Look at your list. Now ask yourself this question— “Am I innovative?” If you are one of the 50% of Americans who do consider innovation/creativity as a strength, you could be selling yourself short if that competency is not readily apparent in your …

I Miss ERE Media

Laurie Ruettimann Conferences, FOT Reads, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann

The world of HR blogging is messy, and the streets of the HR social world are littered with the decaying bodies of failed websites, broken media partnerships, and neglected conferences. This week, my friend Lars Schmidt is hosting the LinkedIn Talent Connect live stream. Lars is a recruiting nerd, tech geek, and ruthless entertainer. It should be fun. But before …

LinkedIn Tip: Your Profession And Your Industry Are Not The Same!

Kelly Dingee Audacious Ideas, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I live and breathe LinkedIn. Daily. I could be chief cheerleader if they were hiring one. Big fan… huge. For years I’ve prattled on to our team about relying on user-generated content and how we have to think about our candidates and how they think when they enter profile information into LinkedIn. Which is not always easy. One thing many …

Pack It In The Beach Bag! Social Media Recruitment by Andy Headworth

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

A little over a year ago, Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting, asked me if I’d contribute a section to his newest recruiting book, Social Media Recruitment: How to Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy. I’ve “known” Andy for going on 7 years, he was one of my first Tweeps across the pond and someone I found to be excellent …

Accessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.  I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how to leverage all of the new sites popping up on the horizon. When I left the vendor world and returned to sourcing for a retained search firm during the great …

Why LinkedIn and Trivia Crack Tell You All You Need to Know About Gamification in HR…

Kris Dunn Chelsea Rowe, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development, Video

I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout.  Had a good time, take a view/listen below. Gamification and HR?  Learn all the lessons you need to know from LinkedIn and Trivia Crack.  Take a listen and we’ll tell you why on this Google Hangout! (Email subscribers, click …