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Hiring in the age of anxiety and scarcity

As an industry, we have always been the beneficiary of employers' hiring anxiety. Why would they bother to use a job board or recruiting service if they weren't at least a little bit anxious about their own abilities to fill…

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Find your way through the real labor market

Note: The Doctor is recovering from the holiday (and too much house painting!). Enjoy this still-relevant post from last year: A fundamental challenge for our industry is discovery: how do candidates and employers discover each other? You can argue that job…

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The Great Powers: Recruit, Google, and Facebook

This is starting to feel like World War I: 'Great' powers, aggressive tactics, and a desire for world domination. Yep, I'm talking about the recruitment marketing industry. In case you didn't hear, Recruit bought Glassdoor last week. Many incisive analyses…

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How to inoculate yourself from the ‘big boys’

As long as I've been in this industry, there have been the 'big boys'. The companies that have grabbed attention, market share, and investment. Sites like Monster, OCC, LinkedIn, Indeed,  HotJobs, and CareerBuilder. They sought the #1 position and told…

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Why go to conferences? Plus: a guide

About a year ago, I offered a guide to conferences for recruitment marketing folks. Now I'm packing up to go to another conference, and it made me wonder: why go to conferences? Why not just stay home and keep working?…

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