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3 Habits of Successful Recruiters

Doug Horn on April 17, 2015 10:22:00 AM EDT

We all have bad habits. Maybe you crack your knuckles. Maybe you take longer showers than you should. Maybe you just make that “Ahhhhh” sound after you finish a sip of something. If you’re guilty of that last one, clean up your act. 

Bad habits develop in all aspects of our lives,..

Should Recruiters Forgive Resume Mistakes?

Doug Horn on December 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM EST

You often hear those working in human resources or just about anyone responsible for hiring new employees say, “If I see one mistake on a resume, I’ll throw it away immediately.” Many candidates find this to be a terrifying proposition, while businesses seem to feel it is a..

The Actions Recruiters Can Take to be Successful

Doug Horn on November 21, 2014 10:13:00 AM EST

While we’ve talked about the 5 traits that every great recruiter possesses and the 3 best tools a recruiter can have, we have yet to discuss the tangible actions that recruiters can take to be successful.

Recruiters, much like salespeople, will have to deal with a fair amount of..

The 3 Greatest Tools a Recruiter Can Have

Doug Horn on November 4, 2014 1:34:00 PM EST

In the past, this blog has discussed the traits that make up a good recruiter, but until now, we have left out some of the best recruiting and sourcing tools that are available out there. With the global staffing market in 2013 topping $416 billion, and the United States claiming..

5 Traits Every Great Recruiter Possesses

Doug Horn on October 23, 2014 12:05:00 PM EDT

When you take a step back and look at the skills that different careers require, you begin to understand that not everyone is cut out for every single job. The traits that make for a good fireman, for example, do not necessarily make for a good news anchor, and vice versa.

And that’s..

Resume Fraud: How Recruiters and Businesses Can Know if Candidates are Lying

Doug Horn on October 8, 2014 1:05:00 PM EDT

Lies. We’ve all told them. Even Honest Abe Lincoln, who famously said, “I cannot tell a lie,” had his share of fibs. Realistically, any politician who can convince the voting public that he’s never lied in his life is a more adept fabricator than just about anyone, but that’s neither..