Tag Archives: recruiter

Human Resources Networking: How to do it right

Recently, a friend emailed and asked if I knew anything about “courting” human resources folks during the initial job hiring process. Great topic and, of course, a splendid blog post idea. Too many times, external candidates look at human resources as the ENEMY who is tasked to weed the pile down. The truth, actually, is that human resources can be a great advocate, if you play your cards right. It’s all in your methodology in approaching the human resources person. Here are some tips that will help you with networking and cultivating the human resource contacts at target companies to… Read »

The Process and Pitfalls of Education Verification

This is a guest post was generously provided by Gordon Basichis, Co-Founder of Corra Group (http://www.corragroup.com/) which specializes in pre-employment background checks, business research, and corporate investigation. Corra Group services companies throughout the United States and around the world.  Thanks, Gordon, for providing a very insightful post from a recruiter point of view on education! *************************************************************************** While employers have long conducted education verification checks on their employment candidates, it appears that increasingly more staffing and recruiting groups are being made responsible for conducting this and other background checks as part of the employment screening process. Education history, of course, outside… Read »


This week’s blog post is courtesy of Donna Valente, president of Leadership Placement International, based near Philadelphia, PA. Donna has almost two decades of sales leadership and management experience with software companies in the financial services, education and insurance industries. She oversees LPI’s vision and drives the strategic direction of career coaching and recruitment practices for senior executives and general candidates, reflecting today’s complex and competitive business environment. She maintains LPI’s valued client relationships to ensure candidates significantly contribute to the corporate culture through exceptional leadership and innovation. Donna earned her degree from the Wharton School of the University of… Read »