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Lisa Vaas is a journalist who analyzes technology and job-hunting strategies.

Archive for the ‘Recruiting’ Category

Boolean Ninjas

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Can killer keyword searches and adept Boolean combinations make up for a weak pipeline when it comes to delivering top-notch candidates? Here’s a hint: It’s so important, some recruiters I approached for this story refused to blab about their tricks. The thinking: Why tip off the competition? I still managed to glean a ton of handy techniques. Read the full story here.

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Fool the ATS

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How’s this for too much of a good thing? In her former position as director of teacher recruitment for the New York City Department of Education’s 1,600 schools, Tracy Brisson and her staff on a yearly basis handled some 13,000 resumes generated from the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Even with sophisticated ATS technologies, recruiters still get swamped. We spoke with some who’ve mastered techniques to lessening the flood so they don’t drown. Read the full article here.