Oh Ohhhh! Are Sign-On Bonus’ Back???

After 19 years within Staffing, you see trends repeat. One trend is the dreaded ‘muti-offer’ employers are once again experiencing. After a decade of enjoying a deep talent pool, companies are now finding it difficult to hire qualified candidates. Worse, the best candidates are receiving 2, 3 and 4 offers! Due to strong economy and

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Hiring Manager – avoid the Precipice of Perfect!

CAUTION – Hiring Managers! Avoid the “PRECIPICE of PERFECT! As a recruiter for 19 years, I have a bit of experience in hiring. With today’s economy banging on all cylinders, most companies are ramping investments within personnel. Strong Human Capital is critical to a company’s growth and success.  Coming off a horrendous recession, hiring managers

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Does Your Professional (and personal) Online Profile Matter?

As a recruiter I am shocked how good candidates become eliminated. Here is a simple resume checklist: Name/Address/Contact info – check! Quick Introduction and summary of your skills – check! Job History with Dates, Company Name, Title, and Description – Check! Education – Check! Grammar/Spelling and Margins all good – Check! So far you’re doing

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Resume Format – Apple “Pages” vs Microsoft “Doc”

I sift through resumes (for a living), developing a ‘rhythm’.  Key is to quickly access key information – typically within 15 -30 seconds.  With multiple job orders, speed and ease of information is critical. What is the concern of an Apple “Pages” format versus Word’s “Doc” format?  While Apple is popular with the younger crowd, almost

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www.Jobing.com / www.Recruiting.com versus www.CraigsListcom.   Who WINS????

With 16 years in staffing, I’ve had my share of job postings.  Today I’m only reviewing TWO options, www.Jobing.com (division of www.recruiting.com) versus www.craigslist.com.  www.jobing.com costs $349 per posting for a month, while www.craigslist.com costs $25 (includes free resume search) – a 14:1 difference!  The www.jobing.com posting does NOT include access to their resume database

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Are Your Employees Paid Enough….I Hope NOT!!!

As a recruiter, we LOVE locating companies which underpay their employees. Even more disturbing – we LOVE to source happy candidates away (thank you LinkedIn). Happy, sourced candidates are a goldmine for recruiters – a premium clients eagerly pay. When we call/email/inmail your employee (and we will), that happy employee is now considering a new job.

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Recent Resume Trend – No Employment Dates???

I’ve been a recruiter 16 years – viewing countless resumes. A resume is YOUR advertisement! You must capture our attention AND hold it! I’ve noticed a recent trend which will flush your resume – elimination of employment dates! For recruiters/hiring managers, your work history decides whether we contact you. With hundreds of resumes to view,

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