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Tips to help IT recruiters find the best hidden tech job candidates that you can't find on job boards.
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Is job experience the best predictor of future performance?

Is job experience the best predictor of future performance? | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it

When you’re hiring an IT specialist for a critical project, you need someone who will hit the ground running. You don’t have time to train them. You’re looking someone who’s proven themselves with years of on-the-job experience. Extra bonus points if their experience is with a competitor. Right?

You might want to rethink that.

 

I’ve been placing people in IT jobs with my clients for years. If there’s one thing I’ve learned for sure in 20 years of hiring and firing – job experience is the most overrated qualification.

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What does your brand stand for? [inforgraphic]

What does your brand stand for? [inforgraphic] | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it
A brand is like the lead character of its own story.  And like any story character, brands  have values and beliefs that become associated with them through their actions.  The challenge for marketers is to characterize their brands first before...

 

Here's a terrific infographic from colleague Jim Signorelli that will help you create a persona for your business. Once you have a persona, it becomes much easier to target your storytelling and marketing/branding efforts. And connect more forcefully with customers.

 

There are 2 ways of finding your persona:

Examine all of your stories and determine their common characteristics. Then look at Jim's infographic to refine and finalize those qualities. Create your persona based on your discoveries. Examine this infographic to determine which character/characters you think you/your business embodies most. Check it against your stories. Build your persona from there.

What is a persona? It is a descriptive profile of a typical customer that includes a character type/archetype, demographic info, and as much flesh and bones information you can collect to create a bit of a story about this customer -- their likes, dislikes, challenges, etc.

 

Thanks Jim for putting together this very helpful infographic.

 

And if you want to dig into this topic more -- and get even smarter about using archetypes for marketing/branding -- read The Hero and The Outlaw; Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes by M. Mark & C. Pearson. It's one of my bibles :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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11 Reasons To Partner With An IT Staffing Company

11 Reasons To Partner With An IT Staffing Company | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it

If you’ve never worked with an IT staffing company, you might be wondering if it’s in your company’s best interest. That depends.

Do Any Of These Situations Sound Familiar? A project is in jeopardy because you haven’t been able to find the right technical talent IT managers complain that they are in interviews all day Hiring managers do not understand the technology well enough to screen top candidates

These are typical reasons that compel companies to partner with an IT staffing agency. Here are 11 reasons to partner with an IT staffing company to help you solve these challenges.

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Top Mobile Apps for IT Recruiters

Top Mobile Apps for IT Recruiters | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it
Stafflink's Neil Wiseblott shares the top mobile apps for IT recruiters...
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IT Recruiting Tips Resource Page

IT Recruiting Tips Resource Page | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it
Stafflink IT Recruiting Tips Resource Page: Learn the latest techniques, Boolean search strings, and technologies for sourcing IT job candidates online.
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Boolean Search Secrets Cheat Sheet

Boolean Search Secrets Cheat Sheet | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it

Print off and start using our Boolean Search Secrets Cheat Sheet. You can find the full write-up of all the syntax below if you download the our e-book.

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Get More Out of LinkedIn with Google Site Search

Get More Out of LinkedIn with Google Site Search | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it
Tips on how to search for IT experts on LinkedIn using the Google Site Search technique with Boolean logic.
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Should you counter offer when a top employee resigns?

Should you counter offer when a top employee resigns? | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it

The owner of an iT staffing company discusses whether its a good idea to give a counter offer when one of your top employees accepts another job.

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Leveraging Social Media as an IT Recruiter

Leveraging Social Media as an IT Recruiter | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it
New ways for leveraging social media as an IT recruiter that you might not be using. Recruiting IT talent on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and blogs.
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HR for tech companies: Advice from Polar Mobile, Rocket Watcher, and the Information and the Communications Technology Council | Star Business Club

HR for tech companies: Advice from Polar Mobile, Rocket Watcher, and the Information and the Communications Technology Council | Star Business Club | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it

It takes technical power to make great software, but it takes people power to turn great software into a viable business. “When most tech companies start out, IT gets the resources, but from a growth perspective, an HR strategy is critical,” says Sandra Saric, director of talent initiatives for the Information and Communications Technology Council, an organization that offers technology businesses resources to enhance workforce management practices.

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Top Three Social Search Engines for Recruiting: Going Beyond Google

Top Three Social Search Engines for Recruiting: Going Beyond Google | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it
IT Recruiter Michelle DeRubeis presents the top social search engines that she uses everyday for sourcing and recruiting IT talent.
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Recruiters Guide to Hiring Mobile App Developers

Recruiters Guide to Hiring Mobile App Developers | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it
Tips for hiring mobile app developers in this extremely competitive job market. How to modify your job description and recruit outside the box.
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Boolean Search Tips: On the Hunt for IT Candidates

Boolean Search Tips: On the Hunt for IT Candidates | IT Recruiting Tips | Scoop.it

Stafflink's Michelle De Rubeis shares Boolean search tips for IT recruiting and IT staffing. Learn a new search string that will help aid you in becoming an e-sourcing/internet recruiting master. If you can use these tips in your daily searches, there won’t be a candidate you can’t find.

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