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LinkedIn – The New Recruiting Firm’s Field Guide

We’re excited to introduce you to The Recruiting Firm’s LinkedIn Field Guide, a step-by-step playbook for putting these strategies into practice on LinkedIn. Download this free ebook for best practices to: Build your personal brand and your firm’s brand Engage key talent pools and potential clients Recruit candidates (external and internal) and new clients The … Continue reading

Job Search and LinkedIn Profile – 10 Tips

LinkedIn is simple enough to use, but it is such a powerful and thorough tool that there are many points which can be easily overlooked. These incredibly useful tips are not only going to make your LinkedIn profile the strongest it can possibly be, they are also going to change the way you use your … Continue reading

Job Search with LinkedIn – Getting recommendations

The best way to obtain high quality LinkedIn recommendations is to treat them similarly to obtaining formal recommendation letters: Contact only those people who know you well and can provide specific examples of your strengths and differentiators. For each person you ask to write a LinkedIn recommendation, provide them with three skills that you’d like … Continue reading

LinkedIn on iPhone in US – Job Search App Debuts

LinkedIn launched a job search app Thursday that is available to iOS users in the United States. The app lets you search for and filter jobs, save jobs that interest you, learn more about a company, and apply for a position using the information in your LinkedIn profile. “More than 40 percent of you are currently … Continue reading

LinkedIn in US – To Aggregate Job Listings

With the announcement this morning that it would begin to aggregate jobs from U.S. employers, LinkedIn took a big step  to building its Economic Graph, and realizing its plan to provide all the world’s open jobs to all the world’s workers.  Beginning June 2nd, LinkedIn will offer hundreds of thousands of jobs aggregated from the … Continue reading

LinkedIn – Recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume

According to the research, recruiters tend to follow a consistent visual path when reviewing both resumes and online profiles, so an organized layout is crucial. Because professionally written resumes have a clear visual hierarchy and present relevant information where recruiters expect it, these documents quickly guide recruiters to a yes/no decision. In fact, the study … Continue reading

LinkedIn – A free beginner’s guide (Slideshare)

When people talk about social media, they usually mention Facebook and Twitter. But for professionals who are serious about using social media to advance their careers, there’s no better network than LinkedIn. In this presentation, The author provides some stats on why you shouldn’t ignore LinkedIn. The presentation also provides some important details when filling … Continue reading

Social Media and Recruiting Tools

Social media is a great way for recruiters to engage passive candidates. There are some great new tools that integrate social media into your talent acquisition efforts. Here are my favorites. Before I start, let me say that this isn’t an exhaustive list meant to exclude; it’s merely meant as some good examples! Zartis and … Continue reading

LinkedIn – Your current position when you’re unemployed: “open to opportunities”

Krista Canfield, PR Manager at LinkedIn has suggestions: “If you’re currently unemployed list your current position as “open to opportunities.” If you just recently lost your job, make sure you update your status field in your profile so your network knows that you’re looking for a job. You can update it with, “John is currently … Continue reading

LinkedIn / Nasty rejection goes viral

Blazek’s response to an e-mail and LinkedIn request from Diana Mekota, a 26-year-old planning to move to Cleveland this summer, has made the rounds on Reddit, Buzzfeed and other viral hotspots after Mekota posted it to her Imgur account.     And the resulting backlash is yet another cautionary tale about how posting something mean-spirited … Continue reading

LinkedIn / To acquire search startup Bright.com

LinkedIn announced its intentions to acquire data-savvy job search startup, Bright.com, for $120 million. The deal, which was 70 percent stock and 30 percent cash the company said, will be completed during the first quarter of this year. In a statement today, LinkedIn said that “several members of Bright’s team,” which now numbers over 50 … Continue reading

Job Search and Network / Connect with “weak ties” and your “dormant ties”

Sociologist Mark Granovetter found in a classic study that you’re 58% more likely to find a job by cultivating your weak ties rather than your strong ones Continue reading

Recruiting in Canada / 39 per cent have been contacted through a social media website or network study finds

Ignore that request from LinkedIn or Twitter at your peril — it might be a job offer, according to a global study released Wednesday. The study, commissioned by U.S. human resources firm Kelly Services, found that 39 per cent of Canadians polled have been contacted through a social media website or network in the last … Continue reading

The US Talent Shortage / Gimme a break says The Headhunter

Employers don’t do their own hiring, and that’s the number one problem. They outsource their competitive edge (recruiting and hiring) to third parties like Taleo, Kenexa, LinkedIn, Monster.com and CareerBuilder Continue reading

Job Search and LinkedIn Profile / Please Polish it

“If a candidate doesn’t complete their profile with their relevant experience, it makes it hard to determine their qualifications when recruiting,” says Jason Woolwine, senior recruiter at Apptio, Inc. Continue reading

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