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Ditch the Job Description & Be a Marketer - Create Postings to Attract Superstar Candidates

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Unfortunately, postings on job boards feel like a dying resource. Yet, they still possess power and can yield fantastic results. So it’s key to get them right if you are going to use them. When a candidate reads a job posting or an ad, it is the first point in which their interest either builds or breaks. So a job posting is easy – just cut and paste the job description, right?  Wrong!

Talent Retriever Puppy Love - Supporting a Great Cause at Boston TechJam 2016

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Woof! If you came down with a case of “Puppy Love” with Talent Retriever’s Pet My Puppy booth at Boston TechJam, you’ll be happy to learn that the rescue group we partnered with, Sweet Paws Rescue of Essex, MA, raised over $800 (100% of that goes directly back into the costs of saving more dogs’ lives), gained 300+ Facebook followers and had several TechJam attendees personally reach out to Sweet Paws to volunteer! Sweet Paws Rescue only exists by donations; every dollar counts to help their rescue pooches! And to give you an idea of where donations go- take a look at this amazing video of Sweet Paws SuperStar Elinor last week taking her first steps!

20 Reasons you MUST Come to Boston TechJam 2016

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If you have yet to experience Boston Tech Jam – it’s time to change that. The annual block party celebrating everything innovation at City Hall Plaza is coming to town Thursday, June 16th. The event has something for everyone, and we mean everyone… Whether you’re part of a startup, an established tech company, a student, an investor, or anyone in between - Tech Jam is the place to be! The “festival” feel that Tech Jam offers is a one of a kind experience that you can only find there. So if you are still on the fence for your attendance here are 20 reasons why you MUST be there:

If Rappers Were Recruiters...What Would Be on Their Greatest Hits Albums?

How to Cold Call the Right Way in Recruiting

 

Cold calling – it’s an art form, it’s a science, it’s the livelihood of recruiting. In any profession that deals with engaging prospects, cold-calling is a key form of outreach. Yet, there is an underlying hesitation about making cold-calls.

What's the Worst Answer You Have Ever Given During an Interview? (Infographic)

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How to Recruit Summer Interns

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It’s that time of year once again. Drumroll please…. It’s time to start thinking about hiring summer interns. As students begin to think or (stress) over their upcoming finals and rejoice over the incoming warm weather, you need to be determining how to attract these young budding professionals and bring them in to your company.

The Urban Dictionary of Recruiting (Infographic)

 

Hiring Salespeople: Introverts over Extroverts? Or is there a middle ground?

 

What should hiring managers be looking for in the personality of a salesperson? Someone who is outgoing that will talk-it-up with anyone and everyone and not take “No!” for an answer? Maybe, since this type of “extroverted” personality is probably what comes to mind when you think “salesperson”. Extroverts are the best sales performers, right? They have the confidence to pick up the phone, walk up to anyone, start a conversation and just go for it, correct?  They speak louder, with loads of animation and enthusiasm. They inspire confidence in prospects and clients. Extroverts can make the smallest amount of small talk interesting. Clearly, extroverts dominate when it comes to sales, and they are the type of people that you should be looking for when hiring a salesperson. Before your head falls off from all of the nodding, you might want to think again about how effective “extroverts” really are at sales. Are you missing something by taking only this into consideration?

Preventing Your Candidate from Accepting a Counteroffer

 

You did it! You nailed down the perfect candidate. You have extended the offer and have a verbal acceptance from your newest hire. Go you! But hold on -- just when you thought it was over. There it is- a counteroffer. Gulp.

So many thoughts swirling through the candidate’s mind. Second guessing begins and takes over. Is my current situation actually that bad? Is this change really worth it? They’ll begin reminiscing about all those good times with their boss and colleagues….  The reality of fear of change quickly follows.

Uh-oh.

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