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DC & Baltimore Job Fairs: Do We Have An Exhibitor Problem?

DC & Baltimore Job Fairs:  Do We Have An Exhibitor Problem?

2 words….Job Fairs Those 2 words can elicit a number of responses from recruiting professionals.  Some recruiters enjoy the opportunity to get out of the office, maybe reconnect with former co-workers and get a decent lunch in a hotel ballroom.  If they meet a candidate or two who could potentially fill one of their requisitions, it could be the perfect recruiting day.  Other recruiters pani ...[Read More]

New Year, New Approach?

New Year, New Approach?

Happy New Year!  I hope that you had a joyous Holiday season and your 2015 is off to a great start! I’m normally not one for making New Year’s resolutions, but this year feels different to me.  In addition to the calendar rolling over to 2015, last week I wrapped up an executive search assignment that had consumed my thoughts and time since August.  Now feels like the perfect time to t ...[Read More]

Recruiting Strategies: Closing a candidate while also representing your client’s best interest

Recruiting Strategies: Closing a candidate while also representing your client’s best interest

I was perusing the Fordyce Letter website today and read this post about counteroffers (http://www.fordyceletter.com/2014/05/20/how-to-counteroffer-proof-your-offers/). I thought it was interesting and I got a particular kick out of the author’s definition of what makes a good offer. Here is his breakdown: Offer Formula Generally speaking, offer percent increases fall into these general ranges: 0- ...[Read More]

I have 5 twitter followers…..and it’s embarrassing.

I have 5 twitter followers…..and it’s embarrassing.

Let me first start off by saying, I love Twitter. When I wake up in the morning, one of the first things I do is reach for my phone and check my twitter feed. I quickly see the weather, the traffic report, sports scores, news, etc. I don’t send out many tweets, but I follow a good number of people and news organizations. I think it’s a great tool for staying informed. My struggle is attracting fol ...[Read More]