Thank You, recruitDC

Thank You, recruitDC

I've been very lucky in my career. Luck played a part in how I even got into recruiting. It played a part in my having some of the best mentors and teachers that you could ask for over the course of a career. Because of my appreciation for all of this luck, I've always wanted to pay it forward, to use a phrase. Turns out, I wouldn't have to wait long.

In 2010, I attended the first ever recruitDC, at Wooly Mammoth Theatre in D.C.. I lucky enough be asked to be on a panel about sourcing tools and techniques with some people that I greatly admired. And while I knew a good number of the attendees, I met so many people there, that it was hard to keep track of everyone. I would later find out through various conversations with people, some years later, that they had also been in attendance. It was a whirlwind event, but one that I took away a great deal from.

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The 7 Fastest-Growing, Highest-Paying Jobs

If you have an English degree, you might remember the warnings of, “You’ll never make a living with that!” (Nicer commenters might have suggested you look into teaching.) Who would have guessed that the demand for content writers with search engine optimization savviness in the digital era would put writers in such high demand—and enable them to command such high salaries?

However, that’s just one option for a fast-growing, high-paying job. You’re no longer necessarily locked into career paths based on your degree, and there’s a lot of overlap. For example, “martech,” the blending of marketing and technology, is a relatively new job title that requires skill sets in very different realms.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles data to showcase the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. For women looking for a job change, it’s a great resource—and perhaps inspiration for not just a change in company, but role.

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Old School Sourcing Still Works!

During his presentation at the recruitDC 2016 Fall Event, Steve Levy said (I’m paraphrasing here), “. . . to be effective, sourcing HAS to connect with candidates where they are”. He even suggested to reach college students, consider posting ‘tearaway’ flyers in campus buildings where computer courses are being taught, or outside campus hang outs. My initial thought was, no way would that work with today’s young professionals. But I just couldn’t get the flyer idea out of my head; kinda like an ear-bug, it just kept coming back. 

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3 Critical Elements in a Successful Employee Onboarding Program

3 Critical Elements in a Successful Employee Onboarding Program

Employee onboarding is a crucial component of effective business operations, providing your new hires with the background knowledge they need to perform their job duties to expectations. New employees may have industry experience or expertise, but they’re reliant on you to equip them with the knowledge they need to perform well within their role. To build a solid foundation with every new employee, your onboarding program should contain several critical elements.

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Let's Overcome the Suck of Sourcing. #SourceLikeABoss

Let's Overcome the Suck of Sourcing. #SourceLikeABoss

Do you remember the time when you could create a job positing on whatever job board was the hottest for your jobs and wake up the next day (and the following weeks) with 50-100 resumes in your inbox?  Then, you got to choose, schedule and get people jobs.  Looking back, geez, we were lucky back then, weren't we?  If you didn't experience those times, awesome! Be grateful those memories aren't etched in your mind.  

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