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For IT Recruiters and Tech Careerists

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stafflink’s Boolean Search Cheat Sheet, Revised and Updated

It's not easy remembering all of those Boolean search commands. So here's Stafflink's new and improved Boolean Search Cheat Sheet to jog your memory. Practice a few searches in Google and pretty soon you'll be stringing together those search strings like a pro!...

15 ways to grow your online network without being obnoxious

Do you ever wake up feeling lucky. Then you bump into an old friend on the train. Or someone calls you with an opportunity. Or you stumble across a tweet with a solution to a problem you’ve been wrestling with. Is it luck? Maybe. But have you ever noticed that some...

Use the DuckDuckGo “Bang” command for super easy site searches

Today I want to tell you about a very cool little search engine called DuckDuckGo. Here are three big advantages of searching with DuckDuckGo versus Google: DuckDuckGo is famous for protecting their user's privacy. They don't track you. Unlike Google where they serve...

Empowering women to embrace technology careers

It’s like the news isn’t getting out to young women as they choose a career path in high school. Choose a career in technology and you can look forward to a great future doing creative work with super cool people. Plus you’ll be paid really well. Maybe it’s an image...