You know what they say about first impressions? Do you ever wonder what people think of you based on the emails, InMails, voice mails, LinkedIn group posts, and other messaging efforts you undertake to make an initial contact with potential candidates? You should. Do you think they feel that they can get a sense of your competence as a recruiter … Read More
Do Recruiters Ruin LinkedIn?
What do I mean by “ruin?” I’d rather let you run with the concept, but if you need a little more direction, this may help: In general – do you think that the activities undertaken by recruiters on LinkedIn have any negative repercussions on the LinkedIn experience for non-recruiters? If so, why, and how? If not, why? This is … Read More
Top 15 Common Talent Sourcing Mistakes
Practically everything I have learned about sourcing and recruiting didn’t come from a mentor or any formal training. Instead, I learned how to become a top performing recruiter “the hard way.” What that really means is that when it came to finding top talent, I tried a lot of things that didn’t work, and because I refuse to make excuses, … Read More
Do You Have the Proper Perspective in Recruiting?
It is all too easy for sourcers, recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers/teams to develop a skewed, distorted, and decidedly one-way view of the world. Perhaps spending 99% of the time on only one side of the recruiting process is to blame. Regardless of the cause, it is absolutely critical to regularly take the time and think about, understand, and … Read More
The #1 Mistake in Corporate Recruiting
While no company has a flawless recruiting system, process or solution, there is a glaring problem shared by many corporate recruiting functions from which the Fortune 500 and the Big 4 are not immune. As some of the most respected companies in the world invest quite a bit of time, energy and money into social recruiting efforts, interactive recruiting solutions, LinkedIn, Facebook, … Read More
Recruiting is a Matter of Perspective
Now that one year has passed since I wrote the original post, I have decided to significantly update and repost it – you can find it here.