shoes

Put Yourself On Other’s Shoes In the Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Professions, we have people on both sides of our process. We do our best to advance the careers of the candidates we represent. We also help our Hiring Managers attract the BEST talent, so they can achieve company goals.   It is frustrating when…

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read between the lines

Read Between the Lines! Great recruiters and Talent Acquisition Professionals are experts at reading between the lines. After interviewing hundreds of candidates we learn that it’s often what is NOT said that reveals what is most important to the people we represent. This also applies to the conversations with have with Hiring Authorities.   Whenever…

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carrot-egg-coffeebean

Are you a carrot, egg or coffee bean? When you’re find yourself tired of the past 12 months of uncertainty, adversity and the pandemic, are you a carrot, egg or coffee bean?   What happens when you pull a carrot, egg or coffee bean out of boiling water (adversity)? The carrot goes in strong, hard…

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Hiring Process

Is it time to update your hiring process? Your hiring process is either helping or hindering your recruiting efforts to attract the best talent. When you update and evaluate your hiring process, use a high-tech high-touch approach. High-tech software helps identify qualified candidates quickly but does not replace human interaction. If your goal is to…

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Year 2020

What I’ve Learned this year! Recruiters and Talent Acquisition Professionals – your dedication, tenacity, ability to pivot and creativity has been nothing less than amazing. The seven things I’ve learned this year are: #1 You never quit, regardless of the challenges, issues, uncertainty and changes you faced. #2 Many Candidates and Hiring Managers viewed you…

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First Interviews

First interviews are like first dates! You are a stranger this person doesn’t know or trust, and as a result their answers can be “guarded!” That is why it’s important to re-interview candidates, as trust and rapport improve.   Asking questions is an essential part of any good first date, and are kept thoughtful and…

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Start Rating

YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL As a talent acquisition professional or recruiter, the words you speak are powerful, and change lives! Wouldn’t it be great to end this Holiday weekend with “powerful words” that could impact more people’s lives?   The words I’m referring to are your recommendations, 5-star ratings, reviews or testimonials. If you’ve been…

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Truly Grateful Gift Ideas

TRULY GRATEFUL Recruiters and Talent Acquisition Professionals – I’m grateful that you read my posts, and for your many comments. I’ve always loved writing rhymes so I wrote one about YOU, and I hope you enjoy it….   Thank you for allowing us to change lives each and every day.For the trust that is placed…

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How to Hire The Right Candidate

WHAT ABOUT ME, WHAT ABOUT WHAT I WANT? Often, the most talented candidates feel Recruiters and Talent Acquisition Professionals only care about filling a job and NOT about them! They feel like a name on a list that you are calling, until someone finally says “yes.” Most recruiting calls and job postings validate this perception,…

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job change

WHY DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR JOB? Is there one question you could ask, to reveal the REAL reason someone will accept a new job? The answer is YES, and I will share it with you. When you currently ask this question, why do you repeatedly hear the same answers?   Candidates are guarded…

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