Candidate Story: Going Back to Another Offer

I made the wrong choice, can I go back to another offer? I was recently working with a strong Developer candidate, let’s call him Joe. Joe had an offer from two of my clients, while he was interviewing for another job on his own. Joe ended up verbally accepting an offer with my client, but… Read more »

Candidate Communication, The Good and The Bad

As recruiters, we are in the business of communicating.  The Good.  Throughout the recruiting process, it is very important to build up a rapport with who you’re working with. There are many benefits to this, with the most obvious being trust. As talent acquisition professionals we are responsible for guiding candidates through the entire job… Read more »

LinkedIn Profiles vs. Resumes

A common conversation. When speaking with a candidate I’ll ask for a resume and quite often I get, “just copy and paste my LinkedIn.” While there’s a list of every job they have had and their responsibilities in each position, LinkedIn content and resume copy should be different. Why it makes sense. It’s easy to… Read more »

Recruiting and Texting

  10 years later, texting has made its way into the recruitment mix as a valuable form of communication. I remember the first time it happened to me.   The year was 2010 and I had just finished talking to an amazing candidate. I submitted them to three or four jobs with some of my… Read more »

Recruiter Relationships That Last

Making and maintaining our connections. It was over three years ago when I connected with a software engineer, we’ll call him Jim. Jim was a great candidate, he talked me through his career, skill set, projects, etc. but at that time he wasn’t really looking for a job. During my conversation with Jim, he mentioned… Read more »

5 Signs You’re Working with a Good Recruiter

Working with a recruiter can be extremely beneficial for your job search. You’ll get exposure to jobs you may have never found, guidance throughout the process, and even someone to negotiate on your behalf. Think of the recruiters you work with as agents for your specific skills and talents, much like an athlete or actor… Read more »

Keeping Your Job Search Timeline Straight

An offer might seem like a mythical, far away idea, but with persistence, confidence, and the right skills, you’ll be getting them before you know it. And, if your timing is right, you’ll get those offers around the same time. I find that one of the most important and often overlooked parts of the job… Read more »

What Technical Recruiters Look for in a Resume

Recruiters read a lot of resumes – some resumes are great, while others leave a bit more to be desired. If you’re a tech professional and not getting a response on the resumes you’re sending out, I’m here to help! Work these quick and easy tips into your next resume update to ensure you don’t… Read more »

Salesforce Professionals, Here’s Why You Should Get Certified

Salesforce Certifications are not necessarily a justification of whether someone is qualified to work with the platform or not. However, getting certified does have numerous benefits. Salesforce Certifications can be extremely valuable when searching for a new job or for landing a new client if you’re an Independent Contractor. Here’s why: Non-Salesforce experts are analyzing… Read more »

5 Step Interview Prep

The best time to look for a job is when you have a job. In that case, you’re going to interview while you’re currently working and finding the time to properly prepare can get tricky. So, I’ll be brief. Over the years, I’ve received valuable interview feedback — here are my essential todos before your… Read more »