About Author: 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’.

Posts by Jacco Valkenburg

  • LinkedIn revealed today the next generation LinkedIn Profile! It promises: Simplified editing, Build relationships, Rich insights. No big changes but much more visual attractive. Starting roll out today. What do you think of this new design? UPDATE 16/10: My profile is already visible in the new layout! If you don’t […] 0

    BREAKING: The Complete New LinkedIn Profile (full webpage screenshot)

    LinkedIn revealed today the next generation LinkedIn Profile! It promises: Simplified editing, Build relationships, Rich insights. No big changes but much more visual attractive. Starting roll out today. What do you think of this new design? UPDATE 16/10: My profile is already visible in the new layout! If you don’t […]

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  • The recruiter of today is unrecognisable from even a few years ago. As technology changes every industry, recruiters have been impacted particularly hard. 1980s Recruitment Top Gun; The tech boom in the ’80s gave high-flying recruiters a chance to spread their wings and headhunt more senior, more technical and more […] 1

    The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant [Infographic]

    The recruiter of today is unrecognisable from even a few years ago. As technology changes every industry, recruiters have been impacted particularly hard. 1980s Recruitment Top Gun; The tech boom in the ’80s gave high-flying recruiters a chance to spread their wings and headhunt more senior, more technical and more […]

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  • In 2011 we presented over 1.000+ facts about social media around the world. Today, this study and 128-slide presentation contains over 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. Wow! Topics cover main adoption and usage, interactions of consumers with brands, impact of branded conversations, evolution of mobile […] 1

    2.000 facts & figures about Social Media around the world 2012

    In 2011 we presented over 1.000+ facts about social media around the world. Today, this study and 128-slide presentation contains over 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. Wow! Topics cover main adoption and usage, interactions of consumers with brands, impact of branded conversations, evolution of mobile […]

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  • Roughly 21% of today’s working professionals can be considered as active job seekers. Another 20% are super passive i.e. happily employed and not interested in a new opportunity. The rest, 59% of all professionals, are approachable according to a survey conducted by LinkedIn. Interestingly, professionals with short tenure are just […] 0

    What motivates passive talent? They are not as passive as you think

    Roughly 21% of today’s working professionals can be considered as active job seekers. Another 20% are super passive i.e. happily employed and not interested in a new opportunity. The rest, 59% of all professionals, are approachable according to a survey conducted by LinkedIn. Interestingly, professionals with short tenure are just […]

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  • LinkedIn released today new data about its popularity among small business professionals. They looked at how many small business professionals are already LinkedIn members. For the purposes of this study, LinkedIn defined small business professionals as LinkedIn members who currently work at a company that has between 11 to 500 […] 2

    How to leverage LinkedIn for small business professionals

    LinkedIn released today new data about its popularity among small business professionals. They looked at how many small business professionals are already LinkedIn members. For the purposes of this study, LinkedIn defined small business professionals as LinkedIn members who currently work at a company that has between 11 to 500 […]

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  • Job seekers should see varying degrees of positive hiring activity across 31 of 42 countries and territories, with employers in 22 labor markets reporting improved or relatively stable hiring intentions compared to the third quarter. However, the pace of hiring is expected to weaken in 26 markets compared to one […] 0

    Global Employment Outlook 4Q-2012: Cautious Hiring Plans in Most Labor Markets

    Job seekers should see varying degrees of positive hiring activity across 31 of 42 countries and territories, with employers in 22 labor markets reporting improved or relatively stable hiring intentions compared to the third quarter. However, the pace of hiring is expected to weaken in 26 markets compared to one […]

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  • Leo Janson wanted to create an identity for himself and to create a high quality produced set of elements that represented him. The CV Mailer was printed on a tabloid newsprint to give a full scale view of my work. The business cards were foil blocked on 350gsm Colorplan for […] 0

    Creative resume in tabloid newsprint edition (22.0)

    Leo Janson wanted to create an identity for himself and to create a high quality produced set of elements that represented him. The CV Mailer was printed on a tabloid newsprint to give a full scale view of my work. The business cards were foil blocked on 350gsm Colorplan for […]

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  • But Job Boards, Online Networking Gain Ground Person-to-person networking continues to be job seekers’ most successful tool, according to a study by Right Management. The firm analyzed job data on the nearly 60,000 individuals throughout North America to whom it provided career transition services over the past three years. Traditional […] 0

    Person-to-person Networking Still Lands Most Jobs

    But Job Boards, Online Networking Gain Ground Person-to-person networking continues to be job seekers’ most successful tool, according to a study by Right Management. The firm analyzed job data on the nearly 60,000 individuals throughout North America to whom it provided career transition services over the past three years. Traditional […]

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  • Being a group owner of a 100.000+ LinkedIn member group I’ve seen a lot of spam / fake accounts and block (‘Flag’) many spam accounts every day. Fake accounts are used by spammers who are after your email address by posting discussions or jobs in groups, with links to websites […] 0

    Identifying fake LinkedIn members

    Being a group owner of a 100.000+ LinkedIn member group I’ve seen a lot of spam / fake accounts and block (‘Flag’) many spam accounts every day. Fake accounts are used by spammers who are after your email address by posting discussions or jobs in groups, with links to websites […]

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