Category: Blog

December 15, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Photo credit: Penny Kennedy I had the opportunity to interview Greg Hawkes – Strategic Talent Sourcer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It was an honor to speak with Greg about the future of sourcing and talent acquisition. I hope you enjoy reading this interview!   How did you get into Talent Sourcing? I was a full-cycle recruiter…

December 10, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

    Third party staffing agencies need to stay competitive in this tough market. I was fortunate enough to discover some useful search tactics during my time at an agency. Here are simple ways to uncover a recruiters client from just a job post.   The first step will be to search for a job…

December 7, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Independent recruiters can’t rely on new clients appearing magically. The most successful recruiters are always actively sourcing for new clients they can work with. This isn’t a one and done activity but one that needs to be done constantly and consistently. Don’t wait until you don’t have any openings to fill to start looking for…

December 3, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

  Search engine optimization or SEO is essential to helping candidates find your job posting. To attract more applicants to your job posting you need to make sure the posting is completely SEO optimized. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a tech savvy individual to reap the benefits of SEO. To help you become…

November 30, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

  I had the opportunity to interview Pete Radloff – Talent Acquisition Operations @ comScore and Principal at RecruitingIn3D. I appreciate him sharing his thoughts and observations on the recruiting industry, and I hope you’ll enjoy this fun interview!   How did you get into recruiting?   Probably the same way that 90% or more of…

November 13, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

  Recruiting is a lot like fishing. You need to have the right type of bait and be in the right place at just the right time to catch a trophy sized fish. Candidates with a niche skill-set unfortunately receive a lot of messages from recruiters and it’s easy to get lost in that ocean….

October 18, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Believe it or not, posting a job and waiting for candidates to apply is not a great way to find the best talent. Sure– you may get lucky from time to time. More than likely though you will be pretty disappointed. Many people who aren’t actively looking would be open to the right opportunity. Even if…

September 4, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Millennials are a generation that have grown up in a different world than those before them. Due to that, companies need to alter the way they attract this generation. As of 2015, Pew Research has reported that they are now the most prevalent of all the generations in the workforce. If you don’t have a…

August 21, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

I’ve had the opportunity to attend several SourceCon and ERE Conferences in my career and I highly recommend checking them out! Conferences in general are a great place for people to learn new skills and expand and grow. If you are a Recruiter or Sourcer, the place to be is SourceCon. SourceCon is a place…

July 28, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

The job description is so important in attracting the right candidate. If you don’t portray your company in the right way, you may be attracting the wrong crowd and turning off potential candidates. Creating a creative and powerful job description will attract more views and ultimately drive more applications. The biggest advantage to this? The…

July 24, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Think LinkedIn and Indeed are monopolizing the job searching market? Yes, that certainly has been the case for the last few years, but Google has it’s own ideas. That’s good news for you – the job searcher! The more sites there are, the better your chances of finding your dream job. Google recently launched their…

July 8, 2017 Jonathan Kidder 2 comments

Many recruiters have come to ask my advice on finding jobs. Ironic, isn’t it? I had a call last week from a past coworker who asked if I could source him a new role. It really gave me a good laugh. In the spirit of helping my colleagues in their job search, I decided to…