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Mar 30, 2017 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Bill Firing’s Tips Article

Bill Firing’s Tips Article

Optimizing Your Recruitment Process The fight for talent continues to be relentless.  And that’s especially true for highly skilled engineering roles.   The race to build a product and evaluate talent all too often can translate to a candidate recruitment process void of one critical component:  convincing the talent we want

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Jan 14, 2014 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Closing candidates in a tough market

Closing candidates in a tough market

Closing candidates in a tough market

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Sep 25, 2013 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Challenges in Recruiting the Millennial Generation

Challenges in Recruiting the Millennial Generation

Finding – and employing – talent is getting harder and harder. I suspect there are two things at play here:

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May 14, 2013 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on LinkedIn Profile Tips

LinkedIn Profile Tips

Having an updated and complete profile on LinkedIn is not just essential to potential candidates in order to be presented new opportunities. It’s also essential for hiring managers to land great talent.

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Feb 14, 2013 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Salary Requirements: The Money Topic

Salary Requirements: The Money Topic

Talking about money during the recruiting dance is always dicey; Bill gives us some guiding principles on how to have a productive conversation.

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Nov 27, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Interview Prep: Four Things to Know

Interview Prep: Four Things to Know

As a recruiter, I know first-hand how important it is for candidates to make a solid first impression in the interview process. Here are four things everyone should know before that first interview.

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Sep 12, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Landing Top Candidates in Today’s Market

Landing Top Candidates in Today’s Market

As a recruiter, I am often asked by hiring managers at the start of a search, “What will it take to land a great candidate?”   My answer is simple:  Be active and smartly aggressive throughout the process. Indeed, it’s the collective process that is so vital, and not just counting

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Jun 20, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on More Than the Money

More Than the Money

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out the highly competitive recruiting landscape for young computer science graduates – or increasingly the high number of students being lured from school with cash and perks prior to graduating. To be sure there will be lots of debate about the prudence of

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Jun 04, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Lessons from the Ad Industry

Lessons from the Ad Industry

The hours are long and the timelines are tight. It’s a grind. So what is it about the approach to talent in the ad industry that the rest of us could learn from? And why?

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Mar 15, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Protect Your Brand: Resign Quietly

Protect Your Brand: Resign Quietly

Greg Smith’s very public, and indeed scathing, resignation from Goldman Sachs has certainly garnered a lot of attention in the past few days. But, I would suggest that attention will quickly fade and Mr. Smith’s decision to go out with a bang will do little good. Certainly not to himself,

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