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Recruiting & Candidate Development

Candidate Development is especially critical in recruitment. Even if it's an entry level position, candidates still need to be developed, coached and prepared. Some candidates need hand holding. Some need to be groomed. They can have top notch skills but interview horribly. Or they can have a hard time quantifying and qualifying their experience. At this point some extra hand holding comes in handy. This section holds article addressing all these nuances. Also find updated information on the recruiting trends, insights, tools or resources.

Key Traits of Great Recruiters

dougCriteria Focused: 
Top producing recruiters, by either great training or hard knocks, have determined the key criteria of what constitutes a great search assignment or job order. They never compromise these criteria by request or demand.

Even on a bad day (Yes, they have them too!) they stick to their proverbial guns in this War for Talent realizing that any condition from a client that compromises their effectiveness and process fails everyone. 


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How To Get Your Perfect Candidate Hired

jimstroudpicHow many times have you found the perfect candidate, presented him (or her) to the Hiring Manager and then… nothing? The Hiring Manager has urged you to step up your efforts but when it comes time to make a decision, its an exercise in “analysis paralysis.”

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How Companies Can Use Pinterest For Job Posting and Recruiting


I first tweeted about this new concept to my Twitter followers early in February 2012 here and here.

 I recently tested a new way of sharing Jobs on Pinterest...

 What I discovered is a fresh new way to post jobs and recruit talent!

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The Most Critical Skill Set for Recruiters Making Cold Calls is

terrypetraIn my previous blog post, I discussed the three things you MUST do during a recruiting cold call, and I presented an example of a cold call I received from "Suzy."

Coincidentally, within two days of my discussion with Suzy, I received a recruiting call from a consultant who opened his call in the following manner (identity has been changed to maintain his confidentiality).

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Storyboard Your Recruiting Script

billradinYou can look at a job order like most recruiters, and see a classified ad. Or you can look at it like I do, and see an episode from The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Think about it. Every day, a zillion candidates are being pummeled by recruiters who use the black and white version as the basis of their recruiting script---a script that sounds strikingly similar to last Sunday’s classified ad:

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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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