Social Media

How To Find Direct Contact Info On Websites

By Mike Chuidian The World Wide Web is a beautiful thing. We as sourcers and recruiters don’t even begin to scratch the surface when it comes to mining data/information on the great WWW. But we have some hope for getting a lot of that data, right? You know the saying….The one with the most information...

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....

How To Network Your Way Into Your Next Startup Job

By David Adelman Landing a job isn’t easy. With unemployment stubbornly high and constant competition from overqualified candidates, overseas labor and overzealous robots, getting hired is getting harder. I recently watched several friends go through the job hunt, and one thing became clear: The traditional method of applying for posted jobs won’t cut it anymore....

The Candidate Experience – Each Candidate Is Different

By Kathleen Smith Thanks to several programs and general awareness a focus in recruiting now is the candidate experience. While this is all good, we have to remember that not all candidates are created equal. 

Social Media Recruiting in the Defense and Intelligence Community

By Kathleen Smith The buzz concerning social media for recruiting and employer branding has reached a fever pitch. What was once thought impossible, namely access to social media sites, and is now permitted. But now that the gates have opened many are in a quandary as to how to implement social media.

Getting Back To Recruiting Basics

By Mike Chuidian Couldn’t I argue that most of us hate being uncomfortable?! Couldn’t I also argue that some of us don’t like change? But couldn’t I also argue that change and being uncomfortable are the two things that hold us back from realizing our full potential as human beings? Several months ago, I was forced...

I’m Not A Thought Leader, And Neither Are You

By Lars Schmidt I am not a thought leader, and neither are you. This also goes for all the ninjas, mavens, jedis, rock stars, and gurus. Sorry folks. The term ‘thought leadership’ once had meaning, but it’s been hijacked and diluted by the countless numbers of self-proclaimed [insert superlative here]. Once reserved for individuals truly transforming...

Your Biggest Asset: Your Network

By Kathleen Smith No matter how much things change, they stay the same. Recruiting is about developing relationships, and not just one type of relationship. Candidate relationship, internal hiring relationships and your colleague relationships for referrals and, heaven forbid, if you have to find another job.

recruitDC Poll: Should Recruiters Contact Candidates Via Their Work Email?

There has been some discussion in the recruiting community over the last few months about the best way recruiters should reach out to candidates. You can read a sampling of the articles here. With the wide array of tools like SellHack, LinkedIn, Entelo and TalentBin available to recruiters and sourcers today, we wanted to know what you think.  Do you take...

Introducing recruitDC’s Spring 2014 Keynote, Laurie Ruettimann

recruitDC founder, Ben Gotkin takes a few minutes to talk with Laurie Ruettimann about her keynote speech on personal branding. You can catch Laurie at the Spring 2014 recruitDC event. Need tickets for the event? Get them here
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