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Build Your Dream Team In Style

To me, building a team is a lot like curating a wardrobe. Talent acquisition is an art that requires practicality, sensibility and creativity, the same skills that make or break your own style. Here are the steps in building a dream team using good fashion sense. Know what you need versus what you want When… Continue reading Build Your Dream Team In Style

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Infographic: Ace Your Candidate Experience With Interactive Recruiting

In a world of talent shortage, passive candidates and LinkedIn inMails with low response rate, it is obvious that we are in a candidate-drive market. However, many employers are slow to adapt to the trend. For example, many HR & recruiting professionals don't track any meaningful data beyond the old-school recruiting metrics such as time to… Continue reading Infographic: Ace Your Candidate Experience With Interactive Recruiting

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Things Software Engineers Say to Recruiters on LinkedIn

I am one of a few recruiters who actually read through LinkedIn profiles when I source candidates. I keep a collection of what engineers say to recruiters for my own entertainment. Again, this post is meant for people who appreciate the humor and irony; think a Buzzfeed article. No haters here, please. “Recruiters: Happy to… Continue reading Things Software Engineers Say to Recruiters on LinkedIn

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When Recruiters Go Bad

Yes, I’m a recruiter and I’m going to talk about those recruiters who give us a bad rap. Why? Because I love recruiting and it hurts me to continue seeing those who ruin the experience for all. Being a recruiter is fun because we have the power to make someone’s dream come true (or at least… Continue reading When Recruiters Go Bad

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Unplug and Make Your Career Resolutions

It is amazing how we have grown so reliant on technology and how we consult an app before completing a simple task. We live in an era where distraction is allowed and even encouraged. How about giving yourself a break from all the distractions? As you pause and reflect on the achievements and learnings in… Continue reading Unplug and Make Your Career Resolutions

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Why Paying Above The Minimum Wage?

A sad story about a woman who died from sleeping in her car while waiting for her next shift at a Dunkin' Donuts. Carelessness aside, her struggle to make a living wage was real. Because many store owners don't want to pay full-time benefits, many employees in the service sector have to work short shifts… Continue reading Why Paying Above The Minimum Wage?

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Idiot’s Guide To LinkedIn

If you're one of the general users (not in recruiting or sales) who only spend five minutes per week on LinkedIn, you probably get frustrated or lost on the site one of these days. You're not alone. As a recruiter, I see a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to using LinkedIn. Since… Continue reading Idiot’s Guide To LinkedIn

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Modern Wage Slavery: Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internship is sadly an accepted form of employment in the US. Younger generations are paying a lot more for career preparation than ever before. "U.S. companies have been cutting money for training programs for decades, expecting schools and workers to pick up the slack." College students have to pay for school, training, and internships.… Continue reading Modern Wage Slavery: Unpaid Internships

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The One Thing That Helps Your Business Last

Integrity. Innovation. Excellence. Respect. Diversity. Teamwork. Customers. Wait...what other buzzwords did I miss? Of course you can try those espoused values that everyone else uses and wait to see if they work for you. Or, you can be humble. Humbleness is truly an underrated and misunderstood quality. Being humble doesn't mean you're selling yourself short.… Continue reading The One Thing That Helps Your Business Last