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Personal Branding

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It's exactly what it sounds like: promoting and packaging yourself as a viable product that serves to create an impression about who you are and, by extension, your accomplishments, services, and offerings. Crafted correctly, your personal brand will illicit as well as impart an emotional connection in the minds of recruiters that will differentiate you from other job applicants.

The concept of personal branding was originally formulated by Tom Peters in 1997. However, it is only in recent years that its application has proven effective for job seekers. Dan Schawbel, a guru within this discipline, states that “personal branding, by definition, is the process of marketing ourselves” (source). While reading his definition, I was reminded of a marketing class I took that introduced me to the 4 P’s of marketing: product, price, placement, and promotion. Read More…

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Social Media: A Tool for Recruiting

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We’ve all read the articles on why social media is an important tool for recruiting. But after reading them, we're often left with the thought, “How can I actually go about using these resources for recruiting?”

There are plenty of sites—like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter—that are said to be used for recruiting purposes. But the question I find myself asking is how can I go about utilizing these sites to expand our network and growth? After some research and experimentation, I thought I would lay it out straight and simple. Here are a few easy steps to get started networking on the 3 main social media sites used today. Read More…

Up Close & Personal

What Makes Us Unique

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Last week, the team at Recruitment Partners got together to discuss what makes our firm so different from other agencies within the recruiting industry.

In addition to our three core values (reputation, professionalism and integrity), we decided to dig a little deeper and truly distinguish what makes Recruitment Partners so unique. We listed a few of the key characteristics that we strongly believe will lead to building strong, successful relationships with both our clients and candidates.

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Recruiters: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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How do you choose a recruiter, and what should you know? Do they care about you, are they just trying to make a placement? Are they really concerned with your best interests? Here are a few things we think you need to know.

Let’s be honest, many recruiters are bottom feeders; they speak at you, sounding like they are reading from a script, and worse yet, they really don’t care about your career aspirations! The best recruiter out there will take an interest in you, understand what is important to you, know your career aspirations and want to build a long standing professional relationship with you. Read More…