Recruiting In 3D

I’m not a great sourcer, BUT…

I am not an expert sourcer.  That feels good to say, after so many years. I’m a good sourcer, but I’m not going to be building APIs and hacking into the back end of databases this week. This isn’t because… Read More

Between The Lines: What Facebook Jobs Really Means for Real Recruiters.

If you’re in recruiting, I’m sure that by now you’re probably aware of the fact that as of last week, Facebook officially announced that they would be rolling out the ability for employers to post jobs on their… Read More

Reports Of the Death of Recruiting Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.

In case you hadn’t heard, it turns out that recruiting is dead (or dying, or going extinct, or some similarly dire prediction) – or at least that’s many of the recruiting pundits and prognosticators out there seem to… Read More

The Rise and Fall of LinkedIn: A Recruiting Requiem.

There’s nothing new about M&A in the HR Technology Industry; after all, big fish swallows little fish is how most top tier talent vendors have ended up so bloated they can hardly move, much less run at the… Read More

The Emperor’s New Clothes: Lookup and the LinkedIn Talent Disconnect

Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is one of those companies that’s constantly tweaking their platform; that they put a ton more time and money back into their actual product than most HR Technology vendors, and make much more substantial… Read More

Stop It. You’re Not Jumping Off The LinkedIn Train

I think it’s relatively safe for me to say that I’m less the raging fanboy of LinkedIn that I was in my earlier career. No, really, I’ve been pretty vocal about it. So when I’m coming out in… Read More

How to Use Image Search to Identify Fake LinkedIn Profiles

With the rise of phony LinkedIn pictures and profiles, the ability to determine what’s real from what’s stock photo is more important than ever. It’s essential to take just a minute or two to scan the profile of… Read More

Friend or Faux: Why It’s Time for LinkedIn To Get Real

For weeks (actually, no, make that months), I’ve sat back and watched a pretty interesting phenomenon unfold. It’s nothing new, of course, but it’s a hell of a lot more prevalent – it seems like the conflagration of… Read More

Back to the Basics: Pure and Simple Candidate Sourcing Tips

Sourcing can be a tricky thing. It’s both an art and a science, and can be defined differently by almost anyone who practices it. It’s not always glamorous, and rarely sees the spotlight. And each practitioner has a… Read More

LinkedIn: Why The InMail You Know Is On The Way Out

This post was originally published on RecruitingDaily on October 2, 2014   We’re nearing the end of 2014, and it seems a good time for a reminder that the InMail is in for a makeover. In case you… Read More

Can You Recommend Me? That’d Be Great.

This post was originally published on RecruitingDaily on August 27, 2014   You know those endorsements you can give people on LinkedIn? Those are the little skills that you can click on at the top of a page on the site? They… Read More

Be Seen To Be Found – Job Hunting In 2014 And Beyond

Ed Note: This post initially appeared on the Careers in Government – GovTalk blog. You can read the original post here. Getting a job these days is about so much more than your resume. That’s not to say… Read More