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Infographic: 30 best social recruiting tools for 2014

Posted on September 8, 2014 in Recruiting Tips | 0 comments

Infographic: 30 best social recruiting tools for 2014

Here’s your whos-who list of social recruiting tools in 2014. Neatly presented in an easy-to-digest infographic. You’ll see social recruiting tools that are new to you. I certainly did. You’ll probably even get some ideas to improve your talent recruitment process. That’s why I’m sharing this awesome infographic of 30 indispensible social recruiting tools that was created by the GSMI Network for the Social Recruiting Strategies conference. Social recruiting search tools we love: Recruitem (www.recruitin.net): A...

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Is an MBA degree worth it for you?

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Job Search Tips | 0 comments

Is an MBA degree worth it for you?

Updated: August 27, 2014 An MBA is a huge investment of time and money. How do you know if it’s right for you? As new careers are being created on a daily basis, the education system is attempting to keep up by offering specialized new courses that are tailored for actual jobs in the workplace. Many post-secondary programs, including the controversial MBA Degree, are offering flexible programs to keep up with the new requirements of individuals and employers. So if you’re thinking about getting an MBA degree, there are a lot more...

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Beginners Guide to Using Twitter for Social Recruiting

Posted on August 12, 2014 in Recruiting Tips | 2 comments

Beginners Guide to Using Twitter for Social Recruiting

You’re busy. Is it worth your time to use Twitter for recruiting? If you’re recruiting web developers and IT programmers….YES. Linkedin is all about resumes. It’s crawling with recruiters. Which is why some of the best candidates avoid Linkedin. Twitter is a place where technical specialists engage with friends and colleagues. They talk about work, troubleshoot, share tips. They scout out jobs when their contract is ending. Which means Twitter gives you a big advantage as tech recruiter. Twitter allows you to connect with tech talent...

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A free app that adjusts your screen and helps you sleep better

Posted on August 5, 2014 in Mobile Trends, Recruiting Tips, Technology Trends | 0 comments

A free app that adjusts your screen and helps you sleep better

Using computers at night can wreck your sleep. That’s why I want to tell you about a free app that fixes that. Computer screens (smartphones and tablets too) emit a blue light that blocks the production of melatonin — a brain chemical that makes us feel sleepy at night. This messes up people’s natural sleep cycle which can mess up their work. Sleep-loss causes accidents Bill Clinton admitted, “Every important mistake I’ve made in my life, I’ve made because I was too tired.” Arianna Huffington collapsed from exhaustion and cracked her...

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The easiest way to write Boolean search strings for IT recruiting

Posted on July 24, 2014 in Boolean Search Secrets, Recruiting Tips | 0 comments

The easiest way to write Boolean search strings for IT recruiting

Today I want to tell you about a super cool little recruiting tool that will make your job as an IT recruiter much much easier. It’s called Recruit’em and…drum roll…… it actually writes Boolean search strings for you. It’s free. It’s simple. And it makes it really easy for you to mine Google and find programmers with the most in-demand and difficult to find skillsets. How Recruit’em was born… One fine summer’s day, Maebellyne was working as a contractor at a recruitment agency trying...

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8 interview questions that will help you hire strong team players

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Recruiting Tips | 2 comments

8 interview questions that will help you hire strong team players

Every time you interview a job candidate you’re looking for way more than a checklist of skills. You’re looking for strong team players who will fit right in with your best people and strengthen your company culture. In this post I’ll give you eight job interview questions that will help you identify a job candidate’s approach team work. I’ll suggest how to interpret the answers to predict how the person will handle challenging situations. Plus I’ll give you some red flags to look for to avoid hiring people...

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Best programming languages to learn to get a job

Posted on June 24, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Recruiting Tips, Technology Trends | 0 comments

Best programming languages to learn to get a job

Today I want to answer a question from a reader that’s top of mind for programmers, developers and software engineers: Hi, I am trying to choose a computer programming course and I was wondering if you could steer me in the right direction by giving me some idea of which computer programming languages employers look for most often. I didn’t want to end up learning languages that are rarely asked for. Thanks for any help you can give me. Karl (name changed for privacy) First of all, THANK YOU for choosing programming as a career....

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