16
DEC
2013

Buzz off With the Buzzwords Part 3: Looking back at 2013

Online profiles are still abuzz with buzzwords. Earlier this year, I talked about overused buzzwords used in online and print resumes such as “talented,” “creative,” and “highly motivated.” Unfortunately the list has gotten even longer. LinkedIn has released a list of 2013’s most over
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05
NOV
2013

Social Media WORST Practices, Part 1: OVERPOSTING

Recruiters, let me ask you a question: Why is it that any time I log on to LinkedIn, 15 of the last 17 posts seem be job listings? Are we THAT lazy??? Overposting jobs on LinkedIn is yet another example of Robot Recruiting. With hardly any real content being shared anymore, it’s no wo
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06
AUG
2013

Recruiting “Trends” Not Trends At All: Beware of Impractical Advice & Remember Effective Metrics

I recently read an article in Forbes that was of little real value to the recruiting community. The article, titled The 9 Hottest Trends in Corporate Recruiting, lists “new” recruiting concepts and ideas, but there’s a problem – most of the “trends” listed have been talked about
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18
JUL
2013

“Deception Service” Damaging, Unethical Staffing Practice

Would you work somewhere where your main objective is to help people lie about who they are, what they did or did not do, or where they were or where not? That’s the whole idea behind Paladin Deception Services, a company recently featured in CNN Money. The service, run by former Dete
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28
JUN
2013

eHarmony’s Matchmaking Formula in the Hiring Process? Better Check Your Math

Can we really use artificial intelligence to manage the hiring process? That’s the argument of online dating site eHarmony, which recently announced its plans to expand into the job search market this year. But rather than using face-to-face interaction to pair candidates with employe
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13
JUN
2013

“Twitterviews” for Twits: Keep Personal Interaction in Hiring Process

Could you convey your skills, attitude, competencies and drive in 140 characters or less?? That’s the question some companies are posing to candidates in the job search, completely doing away with traditional interview processes and instead going for a more new-age approach: Twitter R
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11
MAR
2013

Buzz off with the Buzzwords Part 2: Job Descriptions Need a Makeover

Most job descriptions are filled with way too much jargon to actually know what the job is all about. This often leads to confusion and frustration for both the employer and the employee. What ends up happening is a candidate accepts a job, but a year down the road still has no way of
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05
DEC
2012

Welcome to Glitch Town: Facebook Job Board Won’t Overshadow Recruiting Any Time Soon

In mid-November, Facebook launched a job board application called Social Jobs Partnership with the goal of revolutionizing Internet recruiting. They cited statistics that claim Facebook is an asset to the hiring process, touting that half of employers are using Facebook in their hirin
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27
APR
2012

Monster reports profit…….

The recent news about Monster.com earning a profit was all over the newswires. The same news sent their stock soaring 10% as investors regained a bit of confidence in their model. One article in particular was titled A positive sign for economic times.  Now I am a fan of any company c
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