ERE Webinar

The Art of Closing Candidates

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In the current candidate driven market, recruiting outcomes are becoming less predictable. Highly sought candidates are being approached with multiple offers from competing companies. Ghosting and offer declines are becoming a common experience for many recruiters.

In this landscape the “always be closing” mentality is a must-have.

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, February 23, with Blake Coleman, Co-Founder @ STEM Search Group, and Michael Rasmussen, Senior Recruiter at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as they share best practices for maintaining the attention and interest of candidates while motivating them to make the decision to join your team.

Key talking points of this webinar will include:

  • Building rapport and gaining trust
  • Asking the right questions at the right time
  • Being an effective liaison between talent and organizations

Register for free to reserve your seat now. Can’t attend? No problem! Register for the webinar, and you’ll receive a link to view the video recording the next day. Everyone who attends the live broadcast will receive HRCI and SHRM credits. If you have any issues with the registration process, reach out to us directly at

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Presented by:

Blake Coleman

Blake has worked in talent acquisition since 2005, with an emphasis on technical recruiting. He has assisted talent acquisition teams from the Fortune 500/Global 500 and startups across the United States, with the majority of his work being aligned with high-tech, high-growth companies from Seed to IPO.

Mike Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen is a Senior Recruiter with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mike has spoken at 2 SourceCon events in Las Vegas in 2018 and Seattle in 2019 and another ERE Digital Event in 2020 on Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting + an ERE sponsored Webinar as well in 2019 and a few SourceCon Webinars. Mike has been writing articles for ERE and SourceCon for 4 years and is a Contributor to Recruiting Blogs since 2008. Mike’s staffing and HR career spans 18 years having worked in both Agency environments and Corporate Talent Acquisition functions. Mike is a SHRM Certified Professional and AIRS certified Recruiter. With 3 children and his spouse Mike currently resides in UT where he works out of his home office most of the time. Mike looks forward to writing more articles for ERE + SourceCon in the future. In his staffing tenure Mike has been instrumental in hiring over 1500 professionals in both traditional sourcing, and full cycle recruiting endeavors. He is also a contributor to the local Recruiters of Utah group in Salt Lake City, a regional Recruiting Association.