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Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories From Around The Web

Recruiting Roundup: This week remember the “worst cover letter” from a Wall Street firm a few years ago, now they have the best cover letter, the worst interview questions, and how to get your current employees to fill internal positions, and more…

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media Recruiting
A few years ago, I might not have written this article. In fact, a few years ago, we were still debating whether “social” should be used for business at all. Now there are entire companies out there whose marketing and sales cycle depends heavily on social selling, social service, and social media marketing.

‘Best cover letter’ claims ‘no unbelievably special skills’
This week, the finance community is abuzz over another application — but this one comes with a document that some bankers are calling “the best cover letter” ever for its candor and humility.

Really (Really) Dumb Interview Questions
Sometimes I wonder if there are interviewers out there who actually ask some of the questions you see in blog posts, career books and even some (ahem) articles. Is it possible that people out there actually ask these questions?  

Job Seekers Are Getting Smarter, Employers should Follow Suit
Job seekers are becoming more informed about the task of job seeking. Sure, there are still plenty of job seekers out there with bad habits, but we cannot ignore the fact that the average diligent job seeker has access to unprecedented levels of high quality, online advice in the following areas: resume preparation, interviewing, assessment centers and salary negotiation.

Are you Turning Candidates Away?
I know all the reasons for not caring at all about candidate experience: You have too many applicants. They should want the job more. You are busy too. You have actual employees to deal with…

Try Using Employee Referrals for Filling Internal Openings
Everyone knows that employee referrals produce high-quality external hires, but what most don’t know is that employee referrals can also be used to improve internal movement and placement. This boost is often sorely needed because most corporate job posting and promotion processes are poorly designed and managed.

iRecruit Webinar Dates January 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for January 2013. Learn how to take control of your applicant tracking process, and manage your applicants in a centralized, secure, cloud-based database. We have weekly webinar demos scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (US). Or contact us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a webinar at your convenience.

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