Now on LinkedIn: the most discussed recruitment topics

What are the current hot topics in Recruitment? What’s being discussed by HR Managers and Recruitment Consultants? We’ve made a selection from the most popular discussions within the LinkedIn group Recruitment Consultants and Staffing Professionals. This group is dedicated to Recruiters and has almost 70.000 members which makes it one […]

What are the current hot topics in Recruitment? What’s being discussed by HR Managers and Recruitment Consultants? We’ve made a selection from the most popular discussions within the LinkedIn group Recruitment Consultants and Staffing Professionals. This group is dedicated to Recruiters and has almost 70.000 members which makes it one of the largest communities on LinkedIn.

Most Popular Discussions

1) Do recruiters actually read cover letters? What is your experience?

A recruiter with over 20 years of experience tells you what he wants – and doesn’t want – to read on a cover letter. How do you handle cover letters when recruiting? Do you read them?

posted 3 months ago, See all 263 comments »

2) What differentiates an average Recruitment Consultant from an outstanding Recruitment Consultant?

I am very interested to get input from your experiences of observing great consultants or by being one yourself and knowing what they or you do differently that separates the good from the average. I know this is a broad question and it can be what they believe or values they have, what they say, think or do – anything that for you makes the difference.

posted 2 months ago, See all 50 comments »

3) Where do you go from Recruitment?

Every day I speak with people looking to get out of Recruitment Consultancy and Sales but besides moving into an internal role … which careers naturally lend themselves to ex-recruiters?

posted 1 month ago, See all 36 comments »

4) Is it legal to advise a candidate that his clothes and haircut are inappropriate for a specific client?

Although an uncomfortable discussion, I have always thought it was acceptable.

posted 27 days ago, See all 23 comments »

5) What is the best and most insightfil interview question you know?

posted 7 days ago, See all 20 comments »

6) You get an offer by your client for your applicant, they accept and then unfortunately your candidate is counter offered by his current employer, is this acceptable?

posted 11 days ago, See all 16 comments »

7) Are firms still using recruitment consulting firms and staffing agencies to fill positions, or is this a thing of the past?

About Jacco Valkenburg

Jacco Valkenburg is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author of two books about LinkedIn. He has more than 16 years experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies. As founder of Recruit2 and Recruiter University he provides companies with recruitment and talent management solutions and expertise. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.

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