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It takes the right blend of hard and soft skills to thrive in any career – but especially as a recruiter. Each day, you serve as a coach, a cheerleader, an advocate, a sounding board, an advisor, and more. All this on top of staying abreast of current hiring trends, getting a read on job… Read more »

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As a recruiting pro, you already understand the importance of keywords in job descriptions. Unless you use the right ones, your JDs will plummet to the bottom end of search engine results – and no one wants that to happen, ever. The real question is: How do you determine the best keywords to use and… Read more »

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Should social media be in your recruitment marketing wheelhouse? Absolutely. But you already know that, right? People spend an average of two hours and 24 minutes a day on eight different social networks, so yeah, when you want candidates to see your job postings, you’re setting yourself up for failure if you’re not using various… Read more »

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Today’s job seekers want personalized interaction throughout a company’s hiring process. And in the current candidate-driven market, they’re in a position to demand it. Not only that, but candidates are likely to share their hiring experiences with friends, family and colleagues, as well as online. If an experience is less than stellar, this can hurt… Read more »

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You already know recruiters are awesome. That’s why you chose your career path, right? But have you ever really thought about the various benefits of working with a recruiter? They’re good to keep in mind both as you build your own career and as additional insight to pass along to candidates and clients you work… Read more »

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Cultural fit isn’t the only thing that matters when matching candidates with the right prospective employers, but it should be Number One on your list. Why? Because for an increasing number of job seekers, the right alignment of a company’s vision, mission and values – and the understanding and behaviors around them – with their… Read more »

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Your people are your company’s greatest asset. After all, where would you be without them? Note that it’s your people – plural – that make your business work and help it grow. This means a team, a family, a cohesive group. Not everyone has to be BFFs, but they do need to get along and… Read more »

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When you get a job offer, your eyes will automatically zero in on the compensation and benefits package attached to it. And even if it makes you do a happy dance, know that you can probably get more. This doesn’t mean you’re greedy, delusional or narcissistic in any way … in fact, employers expect negotiation… Read more »

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Keeping employee motivation high during the summer months can be challenging, especially if your location is one where winters are long and that long-awaited time between June and September is sacred. But even in year-round warm weather climes, one’s mood just naturally shifts starting right around Memorial Day …employees begin to mentally check out and… Read more »