Podcast: LinkedIn; Zappos; Personalized Career Sites; Job Boards, and More

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 11.03.27 AMWhy candidates aren’t completing the application process. What’s up with Zappos and its “no more more job descriptions” program. How LinkedIn can be better. Some truly innovative recruiting technology companies.

I talk about all that with Steven Rothberg of CollegeRecruiter in the 32-minute podcast below.

In this podcast:
02:00  … remarkably, the statistics on how many candidates view the job board
03:50  … choking out every nickel and dime
05:00  … company logos and blank pages
07:03  … Zappos and doing away with job postings
10:30  … Zappos’ huge strides – a leader in the industry
12:10  … Are they recent postings or legacy postings?
17:14  … company career site and personalized views of the jobs you want
18:37  … Smashfly — a great tool for employers
23:43  … thoughts on looking for a job on LinkedIn
29:27  … what LinkedIn could do that would be good for the candidate, especially with the 90 percent drop off rate.
30:31  … the box we created with the overemphasis on efficiency at the expense of effectiveness
31:43  … a nightmare for compliance, but cool

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About the Author

Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management, and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens, Bernard Hodes Group (acquired by Findly), and a host of startup companies. Presently, he serves Randstad Sourceright as senior director of RPO recruiting strategies and support, where he alleviates sourcing headaches for his clients. (Best job ever!)

He has created and sold four online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, a recruiter training magazine and co-hosted a popular technology podcast. He has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as: job search, recruiting, technology and language learning. He has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Monster.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise, and The HR Examiner have all cited Jim Stroud for his digital influence. He also served as the emcee of SourceCon, the premier global conference on sourcing, for three consecutive years. He has also presented as a keynote speaker at Sourcing Summit Europe, the Australasian Talent Conference, and TRU London.

He is the author of "Content Is The New Sourcing: Strategies for Attracting and Engaging Passive Candidates," "Resume Forensics: How To Find Free Resumes and Passive Candidates on Google," and “The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World!”

When not online, he suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.

  • Ross Levadi

    Great podcast. As far as the retargeting and personalized views of the jobs you want, CareerBuilder offers software for recruiting/staffing firms and employers globally. Would be nice if it were commonplace.

    • http://www.jimstroud.com Jim Stroud

      Thank you Ross for the kind words. Much appreciated.