recruiting

Bad Luck or Bad Recruiting?

It’s Friday the 13th – that means beware any black cats you see, ladders you walk under, mirrors you break, salt you spill and all other omens of a truly unlucky day. Whether or not you personally put much stock in Friday the 13th being a particularly unlucky day, most people probably believe, at least […]


by Kate Weimer • October 13, 2017

3 Real Reasons Why Specialty Recruiters Beat Out the Competition

Generalized recruiter or specialty recruiter—the age old question. On the one hand, you might think a generalized recruiter would be better. They can handle anything you throw at them! IT? Got it. Healthcare? No problem. Manufacturing? They can do that too. But then on the other hand, you may think a specialty recruiter would be […]


by Kate Weimer • October 6, 2017

The Secret to Overcoming Unconscious Biases When Interviewing Candidates

Face it—when you hire someone, you’re judging them on a multitude of characteristics: what employers they’ve worked for, what experience they gained from those employers, how they answer your questions, the tone of their voice, the outfits they’re wearing, the way they do their hair… Yeah, that’s right, and you know it. You’re totally judging […]


by Kate Weimer • August 31, 2017

How to Build a Referral Campaign That Will Take Your Pipeline to the Next Level

One of the most sure bets on finding the perfect candidate to fill a role is via a referral. Rather than relying on you and the candidate finding each other, there’s a middleman who can bring the two sides together, confirming on both sides that this role is a great fit for the candidate, and […]


by Kate Weimer • August 6, 2017

What Should You Be Looking For When Asking Candidates, “What Do You Know About Our Company?”

There are some interview questions that come standard, regardless of the position or company that a candidate is interviewing for. What is your past experience? Why are you looking for a new opportunity? What is your biggest strength and weakness? And then, of course, what do you know about the company? This standard question can […]


by Kate Weimer • July 28, 2017

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace […]


by Kate Weimer • July 25, 2017

Find Talent On Twitter With This FREE Social Tool

If you didn’t catch our last blog post about the power of Crowdfire and what it can do for your personal brand/follower reach, here’s the gist. Crowdfire has awesome, FREE growth features for virtually anyone with less than 3,000 Twitter followers – so recruiters and talent pros can stack their audiences with industry gurus and […]


by Emily Kocoloski • July 10, 2017

Grow Your Personal Brand On Twitter For FREE

They say there is no such thing as free lunch. Well, whoever said that never walked around a grocery store on Sample Sunday. Now you might be thinking “free food is cool and all, but how does it relate to building my personal brand as a recruiter?” That’s exactly what the social growth tool Crowdfire […]


by Emily Kocoloski • June 20, 2017

Dear Kinetix June 5, 2017

Dear Kinetix is the talent community’s key to expert advice on all things recruiting and employer branding. We take questions from our social media inboxes and share our kick@$$ answers with the world. Don’t worry – all inquisitors have given themselves pseudonyms to protect their identities.   Dear Kinetix, At Kinetix, what source do your recruiters […]


by Purple Squirrel • June 5, 2017
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5 Easy Things Recruiters Can Do To Spice Up Their LinkedIn Profiles in the Next 20 Minutes

Despite tales of doom and gloom for everyone’s favorite professional social network, LinkedIn is still kicking. Earlier this year it went through a massive appearance overhaul, and, as recently as this month, it was reported that 3.4 million candidates are signaling to recruiters they’re open for jobs. In the same way it doesn’t seem like anything can touch Facebook’s […]


by Kate Weimer • June 1, 2017