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Dear Hiring Manager: An Open Letter

Dear Hiring Manager, I understand that you’re busy. Probably more than ever since your company has likely remained lean following the Great Recession. That’s why I’m suggesting you take on an important task. One that may seem counterintuitive. Your company…

My Favorite Interview Question

It’s a no brainer that knowing the reasons a candidate has applied for a job will help you win them over in the offer stage. My favorite question in a screening interview is … We’re all taught to tell employers…

Actually, Recruiters Are Marketers

Recruiters are not marketers, or researchers, copywriters, sourcing experts, or data analysts, according to a recent article by Graeme Johnson right here on ERE. While that article was chock full of true statements and accurate analyses of recruiter strengths and…

Talent by the Numbers

A new feature: some recent stats, facts, data, and figures in the talent-acquisition field, the job market, and the economy. If you have any good ones, let me know for next time. 300 … millions of dollars the U.S. Army will…

8 Skills Recruiters Should Have

When I attend career fairs, hiring conferences, recruiting events, or through conversations with prospective candidates, I keep learning that the wrong people are attending these events and working as recruiters. As I walked the room at a recent career fair,…