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Recruiting 101: Getting More Responses From Candidates

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Finding the perfect candidate can be tough and sometimes time consuming. Whether you recruit IT professionals or construction workers, there is always some difficulty with getting them to respond to your job. So, how do you increase responses and make faster hires? We've come up with some recruitment tips on how to get those difficult candidates to respond!


Personalize every message. A job candidates doesn't want to see some long, generic email that you send to everyone. If you personalize the message with somethinig that catches their eye, they are more likely to respond positively. Use and spell their name correctly, mention something specific about their resume and point out the factors of the job you think will appeal most to them.

Trying texting candidates more. This has proven to be a great tool in recruitment these days and can increase candidates responses. Compose a short text that is brief and to the point. Also, include a link to the job so that the candidate knows yo…

Spring Clean Your Social Media Presence

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Spring has sprung which mean it's time for you to clean up your social media presence! Social Media is a crucial tool for any company to utilize. Whether you start small with Facebook or go big with LinkedIn any outreach is positive for your business. It is even more important to stay relevant and up to date on all of your social media networks. Here are some tips to get everything in perfect shape.
Keep all profile pictures up-to-date. Refresh your logo every once in a while to stay relevant with followers.Update your cover photo with an attractive image that will boost followers. This is key since this is the photo that draws in viewers first.Update your "About" section and make sure all key points are covered.If your business has hours they adhere to, make sure those all updated to the correct times.On Twitter, create lists to organize your followers and industry contacts. Asses what matters to your customers most. Create content they want to see and what will keep them…

Recruiting 101: Building a Talent Pool

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Previous applicants. Any candidate who applies for a position can be a future lead. Whether they have made it to an interview stage or were just not the best fit, it is a promising idea to always save their resume. You never know when the right job will pop up for any specific candidate.
Online networking. Use LinkedIn, Facebook and other online networks to build a talent pool. By making meaningful connections now, you can later connect with talent when you have the right job for them. These networks are also useful in getting your company brand and culture in front of candidates by piquing interest and therefore forming talent pools.
Keep in touch. Sometimes you have those "rock star" candidates but have not found the perfect match for them yet. Make sure to keep in touch with these candidates and follow-up with them regularly. Once you do get that job that matches their skill set they are more likely to work with you and…

Tis The Season To Get A Job!

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With the upcoming holidays, many job seekers decide to take a break from their search until after the holidays are over. It can be a challenge to juggle getting ready for the holidays while keeping a job hunt moving forward. Many believe that employers stop hiring during this time, but that is not always the case. Employers will hire when they need employees, no matter what time of the year. A slower holiday season for some businesses can mean a good time to hire and on-board more employees. Are you torn between calling it quits until after the New Year or keeping the search going through the holidays? Here are our reasons to keep the job search going throughout the holiday season.

Less competition. Since so many job seekers take a break from their search there is less competition in the job market. By keeping your job search going you could get an interview that you might not have gotten during another time of the year when the job market was more competitive. 
More networking opportun…

Job Search Resources for Veterans

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In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day we have put together a list of job resources for Veterans looking for their next career. Veterans have a lot to offer, but sometimes have a difficult time of finding that next job. That's where we and employers like us come in. Pan Asia Resources is proud to work with all Veterans!
Military.com offers the largest veteran job board in the world. The individual can search for jobs, post resumes and network with other veterans. There is also other resources that include, transition resources, education benefits, and personal stories of others who went through the same process.
USAJOBS.gov is a free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers to access job opportunities across different federal agencies.
VetJobs is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and is one of the leading job boards for veterans. They list jobs, military career fairs and even a spouse portal.
America's Veteran is an official website of the U.S. …

Resume Writing 101

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Are you wanting to change jobs or just looking passively? It is never too early to sharpen your resume and have it looking the best it can! A resume is the first impression an employer gets of you and it is key for it to stand out. Whether you are looking for an entry level role or a VP one, you want your resume to look its very best. We've compiled a list of resume tips that we've seen from personal and professional experience.
Tailor your resume to the job you are applying for. This is key in showing the employer how you fit their position and what skills you bring to the table. If you are applying for a Software Engineer role show them your relevant technical skills and point out any specific ones you have seen in the job description. Highlight the skills you have that match the key skills in the employer's role you are applying for. You want to be honest and upfront about the type of skills you possess. 
Use buzzwords in your resume. Using words like "accomplished&q…

The Final Rose: How Recruiting is like The Bachelorette

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This season's bachelorette, Rachel Lindsey, is shaping up to be the most popular and well-liked bachelorette so far! Rachel gained fan's attention during her time on The Bachelor. She was quickly recognized for her bubbly personality and down-to-earth attitude. Her journey began weeks ago and is coming to an end very soon. How did Rachel get here? She started with 31 eligible bachelors and is now down to her final three. Rachel's journey to love is a lot like finding the perfect candidate for a job. Recruiters have to source and narrow down their results based on who is the best fit. Here are some lessons we learned about recruiting from Rachel's journey...

There's always going to fake resumes and candidates in the mix. Your job is to know how to sort through them and find the authentic ones. Much like Rachel's experience with Lucas aka "The Whaboom Guy" she knew he wasn't real and was not there for the right reasons so he was gone pretty fast. Go…