Companies Employ Hunting Tactics

With so many professionals looking for jobs while the economy slowly recovers, companies are getting flooded with resumes, and internal recruiters spend most of their time wading through them. They often only find one or two qualified candidates in the thousands of resumes they read.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (Recruiters Rethink Online Playbook) emphasized a change in internal recruiter tactics and company strategies for finding new employees. The article confirms what we’ve believed for a while, a recruiter who actively hunts for qualified candidates is more likely to find the right fit for a client’s needs. This means moving away from the online job boards and the hundreds or thousands of resumes job postings bring in and toward a more active search process.

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Why We Live in the Twin Cities

I’m a big fan of the Twin Cities–and apparently I’m not alone. This little video has been popping up on Facebook news feeds and blogs the last couple of days. Minnesotans are so hard core, we’ll flaunt the greatness of our towns, even in the dead of winter.  Whether you already work in MN or you’re thinking about relocating, take a look and consider all the reasons to love the Twin Cities.

And don’t forget that Minneapolis/Saint Paul’s post-recession economy ranks among strongest in nation and world, and the other job-related reasons to live in MN we listed a few posts back.

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