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DFW Recruiter Training: 
Beginner Tips 
presented by Jim Durbin 
Tuesday, August 26, 14
Today’s Agenda 
•Writing job descriptions 
• Read a resume like a headhunter 
• Candidate contact 
• Search Engines 
• Lin...
Job Descriptions 
Tuesday, August 26, 14
Be Interesting 
• How much leeway do you have? 
• Who has already posted the job? 
• Cut the junk 
• Start by asking a que...
Resume Models 
Tuesday, August 26, 14
What does a resume 
tell you? 
• Scan quickly 
• Flash practice 
• The candidate in 3D 
• Typical red flags 
• Find hidden...
Contacting 
Candidates 
Tuesday, August 26, 14
You Are The Expert 
• Phone tips and scripts 
• Email introductions 
• Business versus personal addresses 
• Social contac...
Google Fu 
Tuesday, August 26, 14
Who Are They Really? 
• Basic search techniques 
• Common mistakes 
• Bing versus google comparisons 
• Ethics of searchin...
Tuesday, August 26, 14
LinkedIn 
Tuesday, August 26, 14
Start, Not A Finish 
• Your profile 
• Filters 
• Hidden 3rd degree contacts 
• LinkedIn as hub 
• How to connect 
Tuesday...
Semantic 
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Tuesday, August 26, 14
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Tuesday, August 26, 14
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Tuesday, August 26, 14
Tuesday, August 26, 14
Connection Tips 
• Don’t assume familiarity 
• Connection brings expectations. Set them 
• Advance notice solves all probl...
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DFWTRN Recruiting Basics with Jim Durbin

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Board Member Jim Durbin leads us through the first of four trainings for recruiters as part of the 2014 Chapter fundraiser.

More information at DFWTRN.org under the Events section

http://dfwtrn.org/page-885654

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  1. 1. DFW Recruiter Training: Beginner Tips presented by Jim Durbin Tuesday, August 26, 14
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda •Writing job descriptions • Read a resume like a headhunter • Candidate contact • Search Engines • LinkedIn tips Tuesday, August 26, 14
  3. 3. Job Descriptions Tuesday, August 26, 14
  4. 4. Be Interesting • How much leeway do you have? • Who has already posted the job? • Cut the junk • Start by asking a question • Focus on what’s cool •Give them a hint of personality Tuesday, August 26, 14
  5. 5. Resume Models Tuesday, August 26, 14
  6. 6. What does a resume tell you? • Scan quickly • Flash practice • The candidate in 3D • Typical red flags • Find hidden information Tuesday, August 26, 14
  7. 7. Contacting Candidates Tuesday, August 26, 14
  8. 8. You Are The Expert • Phone tips and scripts • Email introductions • Business versus personal addresses • Social contact • Cell phones and texting • A note on metrics Tuesday, August 26, 14
  9. 9. Google Fu Tuesday, August 26, 14
  10. 10. Who Are They Really? • Basic search techniques • Common mistakes • Bing versus google comparisons • Ethics of searching • Boolean Basics Tuesday, August 26, 14
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  12. 12. LinkedIn Tuesday, August 26, 14
  13. 13. Start, Not A Finish • Your profile • Filters • Hidden 3rd degree contacts • LinkedIn as hub • How to connect Tuesday, August 26, 14
  14. 14. Semantic Tuesday, August 26, 14
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  22. 22. Connection Tips • Don’t assume familiarity • Connection brings expectations. Set them • Advance notice solves all problems • Introductions should have a point • Classmates, colleagues, and group connections • OpenLink symbol • Inbox Archives Tuesday, August 26, 14
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