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Christine Santacroce

With a background in business development and an expertise in staffing and employment, Christine is the Manager of Market Development for Recruiter.com. At Recruiter.com Christine focuses on creating new marketing avenues and products for Recruiters and HR professionals alike.
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In Defense of Recruiters

Lately there have been quite a few articles, comments and statements made about both Recruiting as a profession, as well as Recruiters as individuals.  Over and over, we have seen statements from candidates, clients and even other Recruiters that shine a negative light on this profession.  Well, a few of those statements gave me pause. While looking through a few of the complaints and...

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A Recruiter's Jerry Maguire Moment

There has been a lot of talk lately about Recruiting; recruiting as a business, recruiters as professionals and what we do in general.  There have been articles about candidates and clients both hating the Recruiters that they work with.  There have been discussions on how to pick and choose a good Recruiter, what makes a bad one and why the business is the way it is.  We ourselves have chimed...

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Slam Dunk: How to Pick a Recruiting Partner

While reading a recent article on Recruiter.com, Why Do People Hate Recruiters, it struck me that the majority of the complaints from both clients and candidate arose from the same problem; they weren't working with the right Recruiter. That isn't to say that the Recruiters themselves were bad, simply the wrong match for the individuals need.  So that got me to thinking...how does one pick a...

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Why People Hate Recruiters

Unless you just started recruiting yesterday (yikes) you've already come face to face with recruiter bashing. People seem to love bashing recruiters more than investment bankers or... criminals for that matter. Recruiters spend their days finding people for jobs and finding Managers talent.  It seems like a win-win service and one that's necessary for our businesses to function.  So what's...

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People of Vision: Steve Jobs

"Steve was among the greatest of American innovators--brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it." – President Barack Obama Wednesday October 5th marked an historic and sad day not just for America, but for the world at large.  On Wednesday morning, Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple passed away after a long battle with...

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Recruiting 201: Be Selfish with Your Time

Recruiting successfully takes a great deal of skill; from defining job requirements and qualifying candidates to designing resumes and negotiating salaries.  But there are also a great many vague and indistinct skills involved.  One of those key characteristics is the ability to selfishly guard one's time.  It may sound harsh or self-centered, but it is still one of the defining...

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You Know You're a Recruiter When...

Reading articles and blogs centered on your profession is just good business.  It's a great way to understand the top people in your industry, sharpen some skills, learn new tools and sometimes, have a good laugh.  And let's be honest: having a good laugh every now and then is what keeps a Recruiter sane. Recruiters come up with all types of tricks and tips to work through the stress and...

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Advising Candidates on Interview Strategy

Earlier today, I heard someone giving some short instruction on how to get a job.  Usually when I hear these types of lectures, speeches or talks, I walk out frustrated that people who clearly don't know what they're talking about, can't stop talking.  This time, I found the advice I refreshing and frankly, spot on.  So I thought I would share it with my recruiting colleagues out there...

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Recruiting on Sale?

It's hard to escape the news out there these days.  The stock market keeps plummeting; politicians are piling on and the dollar isn't going half as far as it did three years ago.  Recruiters are subject to the market just as much as bankers, traders and real estate professionals? Why? Because as time goes on companies are less and less likely to hire. When they do hire, they're less and...

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Firing Clients: When It's Time to Walk Away

Agency recruiters are essentially client-focused sales people.  While we may not be going out and pounding the pavement to develop business, we are still striving to service our clients.  In this business, keeping clients happy and making placements is the order of the day.  But what do you do when you run into bad clients or bad job orders? Can you afford to walk away? The truth of the...

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The Bad Habits of Good Recruiters

Being a good Recruiter requires the confluence of many diverse skills.  There are all sorts of 'hard' qualities one needs; attention to detail, industry expertise, focus and drive. There are also plenty of 'soft' skills you need; perception, intuition, savvy, and an ability to form relationships .  But what about some of the bad habits recruiters pick up along the way...and are they...

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An Open Letter from an Agency Recruiter

Welcome to the world of recruiting!  Here you will find endless opportunity, flexible schedules, lucrative compensation and a challenging pace.  You will also find a number of people (candidates and clients alike) who will tell you to your face how much they hate Recruiters.  Some will even go on in great detail so that you know the exact reasons they hate 'all' Recruiters.  Yay.  For...

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