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Mar 30, 2014, 7:46 PM
          I get contracted to come in and help companies fill open positions. Many times, there are things that could be changed to allow the company's recruiting efforts to have maximum effectiveness. HR has complete control over the Recruiting Process. Much to their disdain. Human Resource professionals enjoy recruiting about as much as shooting themselves in the foot. Before we get too deep in the article, consider breaking these two up.
Jun 6, 2013, 5:24 PM
          As someone who works in Tech I am very accustomed to hearing the hiring manager battle cry, "We can't find great candidates!"           I'm normally brought in as an outside opinion to the currently established processes and workload. The thing that surprises me the most of what I see:
Apr 26, 2013, 11:13 PM
       My wife asked me, as an HR Professional, "Can they ask you how old you are in an interview."
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Aug 19, 2012, 12:02 AM
 OK, so that is a bit on the sensational side of things.  But, if you have more than one social network account you know how much time it can take to utilize that resource to its full potential.  This is why an aggregator is such a valuable tool.  One such social network aggregator is HootSuite.  Like others in this category it brings in your social network updates, search strings and associated account contacts.  
Jul 12, 2012, 4:54 PM
          Through out my workday I use many methods to find people. When I look at these methods I wonder to what extent are they effiecient for me, but perhaps annoying to those I contact. My goal is never to be annoying or harassing. I use a 3 calls and that's all process. I will reach out to candidates three times then mark them as "uninterested at this time." If they contact back we can always explore the available positions. It all seems very direct and respectful. That is depending on where I get my information.
Mar 8, 2011, 3:50 AM
          There are two questions that other recruiters seem to ask me the most frequently, and those are - "How do you find such great candidates?" and "How should I properly use boolean search strings?".  To answer the former, I would say, "Hard work, diligent prospecting, and a thorough understanding of my requirements!".  For the latter, I would answer, "Well, that depends on what I am doing in my search."
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Feb 28, 2011, 5:00 PM
          As with anyone who has their resume posted online, I get the constant stream of possible opportunities from various agencies.  This is just a fact of making your information available.  I don't have a problem with this communication.  As long as it is relevant.  There is nothing worse than looking at an unsolicited opportunity that is no where near your skills and experience.
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