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The 6 parts of recruiting for culture | by Heather Kinzie, SPHR, GPHR Apr 13, 2012, 5:16 am ET I met with a client today who made me smile — a Cheshire-Cat-Eating-Grin Smile, as a matter of fact. He said, “Heather, I need to invest in the screening phase to figure out if these candidates are a good fit for our […]

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Recruiters doing recruiting

What recruiters look at during the 6 seconds they spend on your resume

Vivian Giang | | Apr. 9, 2012, 12:04 PM Although we may never know why we didn’t get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters’ decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of “six seconds before they make the initial ‘fit or no fit’ […]

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Recruiters and Recruiting

A recruiter’s Jerry Maguire moment

MARIE LARSEN | | October 13, 2011 There has been a lot of talk lately about Recruiting; recruiting as a business, recruiters as professionals and what we do in general. There have been articles about candidates and clients both hating the Recruiters that they work with. There have been discussions on how to pick […]

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Why recruiting looks easy

MILES JENNINGS | January 9, 2012 | There is an absolutely wonderful children’s book called 20 Heartbeats about a painter who paints a horse for a very wealthy man. I hate to ruin it for you, but I have to say what happens. The rich man pays this famous painter to paint his favorite […]

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Where are the talent shortages as we start 2012?

This is a great article published in Inc. Magazine and written by Keith Cline a fellow recruiter with VentureFizz. The year flew by mostly because it was a very, very busy one. Although the economy continues to face many challenges, the startup and tech industries are very much alive. The IPO window slightly opened up […]

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Can you look beyond the traditional scrutiny of paper credentials?

This is a great article from the Harvard Business Review blog by George Anders. It looks at how most organizations ‘hunt’ for talent and the need, as he puts it,”(to have the ) willingness to decouple from traditional strict scrutiny of paper credentials”. We can only add that as potential candidates we can’t expect to change […]

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Career Planning: Is an M.B.A. worth it?

By Melissa Korn | The Wall Street Journal Graduate business programs gained popularity during the recession as out-of-work bankers and consultants sought to bolster their résumés and others looked to change industries. But with the economy still fragile, some are wondering whether leaving the work force to pursue a full-time program is worth the risk. […]

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Why your career needs a shakeup

By Steve Tobak | Finding a career path is a lot like finding someone to share your life with and finding a place to live. It’s an accomplishment. Once you find it, you tend to stick with it. It’s safe, secure, and comfortable. But what if it’s not the right path? For me, the […]

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Gilt CEO: Interviewing is a waste of time

Kevin Ryan, founder and CEO of Gilt, offers his advice on hiring new employees (and getting rid of them, too). Posted by Eric Markowitz What’s the best way to find talent? Kevin Ryan, the founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe, a flash sales site that has grown to 850 employees and $500 million in gross […]

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Social media advice for job-seekers, from CEOs, HR execs & recruiters

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist This Sunday, the Globe runs one of its occasional “Big Help” special sections focused on careers. For my weekly column, I posed two questions to a bevy of social media consultants, CEOs, human resources executives, and recruiters: 1) What should candidates be doing with social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, […]

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