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Looking for Jobs in the Wrong Places?

I just saw this factoid on Twitter: “Did you know that 62% of jobs are posted to niche job sites? Are you missing out on these job top boards?” from SmartRecruiters. (Thanks, SmartRecruiters!) I had no idea it was that … Continue reading

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HR Needs to Learn the Business

I just read Social Media is Paralyzing HR. (Hat tip to John Sumser, @JohnSumser who tweeted it.) I sympathize with Paul, who is sympathizing with HR. Let me tell you what I see in too many small to medium size … Continue reading

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Are You Overspecifying Your Open Jobs?

Are too many job descriptions over-specifying what they need? I read these two posts: Shooting Ourselves in the Foot Isn’t an Effective Engagement Strategy and Top 3 Hiring Mistakes to Avoid. Both posts discuss poor job analysis. This is the issue … Continue reading

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Gather Data About Your Hiring: Recruiting Strategies

If you have not gathered data about your hiring activities, consider doing so. I find it useful to see how well I’m doing. This is especially important if you can’t find people and you want to know why. For data … Continue reading

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Hiring Geeks That Fit is Done!

Hiring Geeks That Fit is done. You have choices for where to buy it: On leanpub, where you can still decide what to pay. On Amazon where I decided what you pay: Am I excited? Yes. I am now an … Continue reading

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It’s a Title, It’s a Cover… It’s a Book!

While I was in Sweden last week, my cover designer was busy, and I now have a cover, and a published book! Welcome to the updated hiring book: Hiring Geeks That Fit. Isn’t the cover great? I love it. This … Continue reading

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A Hiring Manager’s Starting Guide to Twitter

One of the things that’s so hard about hiring these days is that it’s so dependent on your personal network. LinkedIn is part of your network. Twitter has to be a part of your network. As part of the updated … Continue reading

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Network by Joining LinkedIn Groups

I’ve met a few people recently who wanted positions as agile project managers or Scrum Masters. I asked them if they belonged to any Agile LinkedIn groups. No, they didn’t know those groups existed. It’s easy to not know. And, … Continue reading

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How Not to Link with People on LinkedIn

I’ve been writing the networking part of the Agile Job Search book, and realized you could use some of the advice before the book is ready. I receive lots of requests to link with people on LinkedIn. Some people I’ve … Continue reading

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Getting the Most From All of Your Alumni Networks

You might think that your only alumni network is from your school. But you have corporate alumni networks too. I bet you’ve worked for some great companies, or some large companies, or for some great managers, or with some great … Continue reading

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