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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR is a HR consultant, new media strategist, and author who writes at Blogging4Jobs. Jessica is the host of Job Search Secrets, an internet television show for job seekers.

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3 Recruiting Tricks with Facebook Social Graph Search

Job seekers are spending ridiculous amounts of time on Facebook and by ridiculous, I mean upwards for 400 minutes a month poking, sharing and commenting among their most trusted friends and brands. So how do recruiters fit into this picture? Up until recently, Facebook’s search made it difficult, lessening Facebook’s worth as a candidate mining database. Then Facebook’s Social Graph entered the picture.

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What Makes a Great Recruiter?

Occasionally, the difference between good and great can be small. But often times, “Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great,” begins Jim Collins’ best selling book, “Good to Great.”

The fact of good versus great and bad versus average are somewhat subjective in determining an individual’s success, accomplishments and traits. Once you have defined those metrics of success, it becomes clear how truly valuable great hires are to your bottom line. So the question bares, what qualities and characteristics separate a good recruiter from a great recruiter? read more…

What Makes a Good Recruiter?

Sometimes working as a recruiter is a thankless job where the search and job requisition load never ends.  That requisition load is growing with Fortune Magazine reporting that the 100 Best Places to work have over 150,000 jobs to fill.  What makes a good recruiter is important as they can anticipate needs and use their network to find top talent making the job look easy.
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4 Clever Twitter Search Shortcuts for Recruiting

Twitter is the place where news breaks, sports fans congregate and job seekers flock.  It’s an easy social network where you can network and engage users in 140 characters and for most of us that is from your mobile device.  Tweets happen in rapid fire with Twitter now reporting more than a 500 million tweets per day. But how do you search through all this information?
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How Large Corporations Recruit on Twitter

Twitter is becoming increasingly popular for companies to distribute relevant job search advice and job opportunities. As a company, if you’re out there with a twitter handle dedicated to pushing out employment opportunities and job search advice, don’t lose sleep if you can’t figure out the right mix. We’ve come up with a few suggestions on how to handle your own account and examples of how Fortune 500 companies use theirs.
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