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Meet recruitDC Spring 2015 Keynote Speaker – Carmen Hudson

Closing Keynote Presentation – Carmen Hudson You Got This! Tools and Inspiration for the Modern Recruiter Google the words “recruiters are”.  Go ahead. Did the autofill results shock you?  Probably not.  We’re not in the most celebrated profession. Ever the optimist, Carmen is convinced that recruiters can turn this around. We have an important job, and...

Meet recruitDC Spring 2015 Keynote Speaker – J.T. O’Donnell

Opening Keynote Presentation – J.T. O’Donnell How the Pursuit of the Sophisticated Job Seeker Can Re-energize Your Recruiting Career In this session, J.T. O’Donnell will share how the emerging “sophisticated job seeker” can actually help recruiters feel more inspired in their jobs. Today’s top talent are approaching their careers differently – and that’s good news...

Turning The Tables – Job Searching As A Recruiter

As recruiters, we’re uniquely positioned to see job searches on a daily basis. We see how they start, the progression of the interview cycle, and the end of the cycle where a candidate lands in their new job. As is often true, it’s hard to see something clearly when you are right on top of it....

What Do Recruiting & Bartending Have In Common?

By Celinda Appleby Over at HP, we have been having a conversation amongst our Global Talent Acquisition team about “What makes a Great Recruiter?” on our internal social media network. The responses from our Recruiters have been really awesome! However, all I keep thinking about is how recruiting is like bartending. Maybe I am in...

8 Honest Tips For Transitioning Veterans

By Tim McHugh As a veteran many of us have been put in circumstances and positions that our civilian counterparts will never fathom much less truly understand.  Unfortunately, far too many veterans believe these experiences somehow entitle them to a career in the civilian world.  As veterans transition to the for profit world many don’t...

10 Tips For A True Personal Brand

By Susan LaMotte and Pete Radloff The internet. For all its beauty and brawn, it’s like candy to a kid.  There’s always room for more. Unless you’re managing a personal brand, meaning, you’re calling yourself an expert and purport to be the “industry’s leading…” or the “foremost expert on….” The field in which we work,...

Have We Lost our Olympic Fever for Recruiting?

By Kathleen Smith The Olympics are over, (or did you even know there were on?) I remember growing up watching Nadia Comancei reach the perfect 10, Mark Spitz setting records for swimming and watching the swoosh of Dorothy Hamill’s hair. We looked to these idols, not only in sports, but in every day and every...

20 Years Recruiting In DC – What I’ve Learned From Some Amazing People

By Ben Gotkin 20 years. 2 decades.  It feels like a long time to be doing anything, and it forces you to reflect on some things.   As I enter my 20th year in the recruiting profession, I think back to a few of those who I learned from and influenced me early in my career. ...

Veterans: Sell Your Talent, Not Your Title

ed. note: This post was originally published here on December 8, 2013.  It was republished here with permission from the author. By Bob Wheeler There’s a lot of PR going on right now around the topic of veteran hiring.  Private organizations are picking up on the terrific talent pool coming out of the armed forces...

Why recruitDC ?

By Pete Radloff It’s the end of 2013, and as is customary with December, it’s a time for us to reflect back on the previous year. 2013 was a great year for me professionally and it was also a tremendous year for recruitDC. But recruitDC took on a new, deeper meaning for me this year....
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