6 Reasons To Attend The 2015 SXSW Of Recruiting

Hampton, N.H. (September 8th, 2015) - CAREEREALISM, a career advice and recruiter brand site, is partnering with LinkedIn to talk about how to recruit today’s sophisticated job seeker. The 2015 LinkedIn Talent Connect in October is fast approaching. CEO & Founder, J.T. O’Donnell, will be co-emceeing the event this year. 76% of CAREEREALISM readers said they would be more likely to apply to a job if they knew more about the company recruiter. O’Donnell, will expand on this topic at Talent Connect by demonstrating how and why it’s important for recruiters to build their own brands. Why YOU Should Go To Talent Connect:
  • Break tunnel vision
  • Network and learn from peers
  • Spark creativity
  • Learn how to leverage new tools
  • Motivation to do better
  • Opportunity to work on your career
Founder & CEO of CAREEREALISM, J.T. O’Donnell stated, “Recruiters are in a unique position right now. Even the most seasoned professionals are realizing there’s a profound shift in the way they need to work to attract talent. At LinkedIn’s Talent Connect, we’ll be looking at the emerging trends and new recruiting practices that are changing the talent game forever.” To request additional information, please contact Sarah@Careerealism.com About J.T. O’Donnell: 18+ years of experience in the development of professional HR tools and resources. Has delivered 200+ presentations to more than 10,000 professionals on a wide variety of career topics. Managed teams of 50+ with budgets of $35M+. Launched www.CAREEREALISM.com, which is now a top 3 career blog with 2,300,000+ monthly pageviews, 1,000,000+ visitors/month, 1,500,000+ social media followers, and 100,000+ daily email subscribers. Founded the first Career Improvement Platform, www.CareerHMO.com, an online resource that helps users solve their career problems faster and better than they could on their own. Currently has 5,000+ active members..

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