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Archive for October, 2016

Assessing Cover Letters……

Comments Off on Assessing Cover Letters……Written on October 31st, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. 11 Things you should asses in every cover letter you read, Don’t be afraid to bend the rules on your job search, Hey Recruiters- Candidates want more than a fat paycheck. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

11 Things you should asses in every cover letter you read: Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! Today’s Question: We’ve written before about what employees should include in their cover letters, but today, we want to approach it from a new angle: How should hiring managers assess cover letters? What signs should they look for that a candidate is worth an interview? …Read More…

Don’t be afraid to bend the rules on your job search: Inevitably, when I’m meeting with a new job seeker, I’ll ask a question that makes them pretty uncomfortable. Most of the time, that question is along the lines of, “Why don’t you send the hiring manager a message on LinkedIn?” Often, this job seeker has found a posting for their dream job at a great company – but they don’t have any connections at the company. So, I will suggest that they introduce themselves to the hiring manager via LinkedIn or an email. …Read More…

Hey Recruiters- Candidates want more than a fat paycheck: The job market is constantly changing, and the priorities of job seekers are changing along with it. A few years ago, candidates would choose career paths that offered stable and high-paying job options. Then, they’d work their way up the company ladder – collecting pay raises along the way – until retirement. …Read More…

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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My Resume Keeps Getting Rejected.. Why? ….

Comments Off on My Resume Keeps Getting Rejected.. Why? ….Written on October 28th, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Why does my resume keep getting rejected, 5 ways for leaders to build trust in their organizations, The difference between your resume and linked profile experience sections. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Why does my resume keep getting rejected: At ResumeSpice, we’ve seen a lot of resumes and counseled a lot of job seekers. One of the biggest issues our clients face is that they’re submitting resumes, but they’re just not getting any calls. Here are a few common reasons why that happens: 1. You’re Not Following Directions: This has less to do with your resume and more to do with your reading comprehension. Make sure you read through the entire job description. Sometimes, employers put instructions on how to apply at the very bottom of the description. They do that so they can automatically eliminate anyone who doesn’t follow directions. …Read More…

5 ways for leaders to build trust in their organizations: Warren Buffett once famously said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” While that may be true of public perceptions held by those outside of an organization, a leader’s reputation within their company should be far more stable – as long as that person is working daily to build a reputation among team members as dependable and trustworthy, that is. …Read More…

The difference between your resume and linked profile experience sections: In the second part of this series, we looked at the differences between the summary sections of your resume and LinkedIn profile. Today, we’re going to look at the differences between the experience sections of the two documents. …Read More…

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome

Are You Qualified For a Role…..

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. How to prove you aren’t overqualified for a role, 6 Recruiters share the reasons why they entered the industry, It companies willing to go the extra mile to attract talent. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

How to prove you aren’t overqualified for a role: If you are trying to take a step down the career ladder for any reason, you may hear from numerous employers that you are “overqualified” for their role. This can be a frustrating experience – as evidenced by a question I recently received from a job seeker: …Read More…

6 Recruiters share the reasons why they entered the industry: Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! …Read More…

It companies willing to go the extra mile to attract talent: While the general unemployment rate hovers just under five percent, the technology sector is markedly lower at 2.7 percent, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Which such a low unemployment rate, talent in the tech field is in very high demand, and the advantage in the job market lies with the employee. As such, 32 percent of technology employers would offer a 10-to-15 percent salary increase in order to attract top talent, according to “Tech Trends: IT Leaders and the Employment Market,” a survey of 500 IT professionals responsible for key hiring decisions by Modis, a global provider of information technology staffing services. …Read More..

“Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia

Remaining Competitive in The Digital Economy……

Comments Off on Remaining Competitive in The Digital Economy……Written on October 21st, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. To remain competitive in the digital economy hire a digital leader, The questions you should- and definitely shouldn’t ask during a phone interview, When to walk away form a job order. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

To remain competitive in the digital economy hire a digital leader: Little business is conducted these days without a digital element, yet many in the board room still aren’t properly versed in the latest strategies to support the digital economy. The business world is rapidly changing as new technologies provide automation and collect more data than ever before, and companies need digital leaders who can steer them into the future with their understandings of these solutions. …Read More…

The questions you should- and definitely shouldn’t ask during a phone interview: While a lot of organizations use their phone screenings as glorified interview-scheduling opportunities, the better approach is to use these calls to rule out bad hires. That way, you can ensure that your organization is dedicating its time and resources to candidates who are actually worth it during the interview process. Why make the hiring manager waste half an hour talking in person with a clearly unqualified candidate when a proper phone screening could have knocked that candidate out of the running immediately? …Read More…

When to walk away form a job order: As strange as it may sound, I think of looking for a job a little bit like dating. Unless you are a reality T.V. show contestant, you’ve probably never gone on a first date hoping the other person would marry you. You’re there to get to know them and to decide whether or not there might be a second date. …Read More…

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley

Hiring Managers and Corporate Recruiters: Are you leveraging top strategies to attract high quality talent?

Comments Off on Hiring Managers and Corporate Recruiters: Are you leveraging top strategies to attract high quality talent?Written on October 18th, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources
Make RecruitAlliance part of your strategic recruiting plan. Building a successful sourcing talent acquisition model is a challenge today for most organizations. Finding smart and innovative ways to attract talent, while managing costs and increasing the quality of candidates is an end goal to the process. Posting your open positions on traditional job boards elicits a pool of active candidates who may or may not fit your specific criteria. When your internal recruiting team is already stretched so thin in their attempts to source and recruit quality candidates, and they're working on job orders that have aged more than 30 - 60 days, it's time to pivot to a better solution.

It's no secret that the race to hire top talent is alive and well. Only organizations who take a proactive approach to improve their staffing operations can expect to gain competitive edge. Here are 5 other ways to ensure you have an enhanced talent acquisition process:

1. Ensure your career site is search engine optimized. Since 80% of all job seekers start their job search on Google, it makes sense to have your career pages set up to receive inbound leads from the search engine giant. Add video to your job pages, and you will rank higher than your competition who posts strictly text.

2. Set up your career site to walk your candidates through 'a day in the life' with your company. Candidates aren't just interested in a job anymore. They want to make the right move, and connect with the right companies where they will be a cultural fit. Providing as much information as possible about how things work in your company, what they can expect in benefits, career paths, and the like are all additional selling points for today's top candidates.

3. Track your strategy. Changes you make to your career pages should be tracked and evaluated. Are you seeing changes that are receiving a large number of hits? Review what you did, and continue to perfect your site accordingly.

4. Have a career site that is mobile-friendly. More than 70% of all job seekers are accessing your company's website from their smartphone or mobile device. Companies who are not implementing a strong mobile strategy, will ultimately be left behind in the war for top talent. In order to remain competitive, it is essential that companies have a workable mobile career site.

5. Focus on pre-candidate engagement and the overall candidate experience. Whether it's through emails or social media, engaging candidates with your company prior to them applying sets up a successful hiring environment. Once the candidate applies and is proven viable, providing them with the best possible experience will continue to separate your company from others in your space.

RecruitAlliance is a sourcing and recruitment marketplace that empowers hiring companies to optimize their talent acquisition process. Employers post their jobs at no cost on the platform, and staffing/recruiting agencies compete to submit qualified candidates. Hiring managers can review and update all candidates in a simple web-based interface, and move quality candidates through the process. Employers choose the fee they're willing to pay upon hire, and agencies digitally agree to this prior to ever submitting their first candidate.

Here are just some of the benefits of hiring through RecruitAlliance:
1. No more cold calls to disrupt your day.
2. Agency members are fully vetted prior to receiving access to the platform.
3. Gain the ability to work with thousands of new agencies in specialties across all industries.
4. Never spend lengthy phone sessions with recruiters, explaining what you're looking for.
5. Have greater control of the recruitment process, when working with agencies.
6. RecruitAlliance enhances your overall talent acquisition process, by increasing the depth and breadth of your candidate pool, for tough to fill jobs.

Post your hard-to-fill jobs on RecruitAlliance, today!

Sourcing and Recruiting Success…

Comments Off on Sourcing and Recruiting Success…Written on October 17th, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Sometimes you need to slow down to go fast, Should HR be the center of excellence for productivity, 20 Rules for Radical Recruiting & Sourcing Success – Herman Laws. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Sometimes you need to slow down to go fast: Regardless of how fast your company is today, the marketplace expects and rewards being faster and more nimble. Current success proves that correct choices were made yesterday. A competitor’s game-changing innovation or their faster response to a market shift — anticipating a client’s need before the client does, for example — can mean immedi …Read More…

Should HR be the center of excellence for productivity: Since many of us now spend our days fully immersed in a digital workplace it seems possible that some kind of app could track what we do and give us insight into how to be more productive. …Read More…

20 Rules for Radical Recruiting & Sourcing Success – Herman Laws: Those that attended my September 8th webinar – Sourcing Like A Salesperson or attended the roundtable discussion I led on Friday, September 22nd at the SourceCon Fall Conference in Anaheim, know that I am a firm advocate for sourcers to keep a journal to track all of their thoughts, ideas, and activity. I try as much as possible to practice what I preach, and write in my daily journal all of my sourcing activity, conversation notes, and any great ideas that pop into my head. …Read More…

“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

Stand Out on Interviews….

Comments Off on Stand Out on Interviews….Written on October 14th, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Stand out from the pack: Tips for group interviews, What recruiters think about your personal brand, Think of your resume like a google search result page- and prep for more tips. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Stand out from the pack: Tips for group interviews: You arrive for your job interview only to be ushered into a conference room where a half-dozen other candidates are already waiting. Being prepared for this sort of surprise can be the difference between embarrassment and success. Group job interviews are becoming more common. They’re intended to expedite the hiring process, but for most candidates they’re pretty intimidating. It’s exhausting to interview alongside other candidates who are all hoping for the same job, with everyone sizing each other up and trying to outdo one another to make a lasting impression. …Read More…

What recruiters think about your personal brand: According to Jobvite’s 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey, only four percent of recruiters don’t use social media in the recruiting process. Furthermore, the survey found that social media networks are the second most effective source of quality hires for recruiters after referrals. As the survey itself states, “social media is a gold mine for recruiters …Read More…

Think of your resume like a google search result page- and prep for more tips: When it comes to looking for a new job, the hardest part isn’t the actual hunt – it’s what happens as you prepare for the hunt. In particular, writing a great resume can be an incredibly stressful feat. Think about it: You’re asked to put an entire summary of your professional life down on paper – but it must fit on one or two pages, or it won’t be read. It must be 100 percent accurate, or you could be fired by your future employer. It must tell the story of your every career victory, or no one will take you seriously. It must not make you look too old or too young, or you could be perceived as incompetent. Oh, and it should be up to date – always. You never know when someone might ask for it. …Read More…

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton

Changing Ways to Work in Offices….

Comments Off on Changing Ways to Work in Offices….Written on October 10th, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. How the office changed the way we work in offices, Employers continue steady hiring: sidelined workers stream back into the labor force, Get companies to chase you by totally changing your cover letter. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

How the office changed the way we work in offices: What started as a mirror of everyday life became something that affected the real world. By the time “The Office” wrapped up, the company culture depicted on the show barely resembled the average American workplace, and that’s a good thing. We loved the show, but we’re glad for some of the ... Read More…

Employers continue steady hiring: sidelined workers stream back into the labor force: This morning’s monthly jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was not far off the forecasts of labor economists who predicted a gain in the range of 165,000 to 172,000. The government report said private sector jobs grew by 167,000, offset by the loss of 11,000 government positions. Initial reports for July and August were revised with July’s jobs growth reduced from 275,000 to 252,000 while August was revised up to 167,000, for a net reduction of 7,000 over the two months. …Read More…

Get companies to chase you by totally changing your cover letter: As you probably know by now, I’m not a fan of the wait-and-see game – that is, pinging your resume to a job site or a company and waiting to see if someone is interested in you. This tactic takes control of your job search from you and puts it in other people’s hands. This strategy is one way of doing things – but it’s the old-school way! There are many other ways to find a job, but today I’m going to share one way in particular with you. It’s a way that is all about: …Read More…

“Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.-- Bo Jackson

How to Make your Job Stand Out……

Comments Off on How to Make your Job Stand Out……Written on October 7th, 2016 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Why your social media presence is like an extra cover letter, How to make your job stand out, How to beat your interview nerves. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Why your social media presence is like an extra cover letter: You probably never thought you’d hear the words “social media” and “cover letter” together in the same sentence. But today, I hope to convince you to consider them closely related when you’re looking for a new job. A cover letter is a critical component of your job search. It’s a formal letter or an email that you send to the hiring manager along with your resume. It’s your personal narrative. It explains why your background makes you a perfect fit for a particular role. It is often what determines whether or not a hiring manager will bring you in for an interview. …Read More…

How to make your job stand out: Putting together an employment application can seem like a daunting task, but finding the perfect job depends on it. A competitive marketplace is putting extra pressure on applicants seeking work. However, if you use these simple tips to make your application stand out, you’ll be able to stop worrying about resume font choices and start discussing your new 401(k) plan: …Read More…

How to beat your interview nerves: Interview nerves are something most people can relate to, whether it’s butterflies in the stomach, sweaty palms (be sure to discreetly wipe these before shaking hands!), or something else minor like that. But sometimes, the pre-interview jitters can be serious enough to affect your interview performance.Recently, a candidate I was working with asked me: Interviews make me really nervous, and I end up forgetting everything I want to say or ask. How can I overcome this? …Read More…

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. --Wayne Dyer

Your jobs are sitting open….what’s that costing your organization?

Comments Off on Your jobs are sitting open….what’s that costing your organization?Written on October 5th, 2016 by
Categories: Third-Party Recruiters
RecruitAlliance.comSmart hiring companies realize that every day a key position remains open, they are losing money. They turn to recruiting agencies to fill the gap between what their internal talent acquisition team can produce, and what remains open. Companies attempt to negotiate reduced fees and fair terms with staffing agencies, knowing their external recruiting partner has the perfect candidate they needed to hire--yesterday. How can organizations and savvy HR departments position themselves to leverage agencies as part of their overall talent acquisition strategy, versus taking a reactive stance and partnering only when requisitions have been sitting open for extended times?

For progressive organizations who understand the value of having filled jobs with top talent, they take measures to ensure they have a steady candidate flow from a variety of sources. Whether they're leveraging multiple staffing agencies, utilizing the latest niche job boards, sending out regular email blasts to their candidate database, reaching out via social media channels, or tapping in to sourcing marketplaces...successful corporate human resources and talent acquisition teams know the importance of using all the tools available to produce qualified candidates.

RecruitAlliance is the solution that puts employers back in control of their relationships with agencies, and sets hiring companies up for success in their recruitment struggles. Registered employers post their fee-eligible jobs in the sourcing marketplace, and recruiting vendors compete to submit their most qualified candidates. The employers select the fee they are willing to pay upon successful placement, and recruiters digitally agree to the terms and conditions before ever submitting their candidates through the portal. All submissions are tracked and managed, so it creates a simplified and streamlined process for managing external candidates and agency results. Membership for hiring companies is available at no cost, so there's no risk or obligation. RecruitAlliance is an important component of any organization's talent acquisition strategy.

RecruitAlliance has helped many clients achieve cost savings of up to 50%, increase candidate flow, gain critical data through on-demand reports, and streamlined the process of working with third party recruiters. They offer superior customer support and hiring managers are always pleased with the level of professionalism displayed by each RA employee, as they have questions, concerns or issues.

To learn more about how this tool can help your organization fill open jobs faster, as part of an overall recruitment strategy, click here.
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