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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..
Hampton, N.H. (July 20th, 2015) - CAREEREALISM, a career advice and recruiter brand site, today published the results of its 2015 Recruiter brand survey, through which its audience of 1M+ monthly readers were polled. We collected more than 500 responses from our readers. Readers were prompted to tell us if they were more likely to apply for a job if they knew more about the company recruiter. According to the results, 76% of those readers said they would be more likely to apply to a job if they knew more about the company recruiter. This shows how their sophistication in job search means recruiters MUST build their own brands. Further data from CAREEREALISM’s 1M readers revealed the following::
  • 89% are looking for a job this year
  • 94% would find it helpful to have a Recruiter Directory that featured recruiter profiles
  • 33% said that the hardest thing to find during a job search is the contact information of hiring teams
  • 22% said the hardest thing to find was insight into the company culture
“Job boards are dead,” said Founder & CEO of CAREEREALISM, J.T. O’Donnell. “They’re being replaced by a more interactive approach to finding work. Job seekers are sophisticated consumers who know the right way to find work is to connect directly with people who can influence the hiring process. Recruiters have an opportunity to use this to their advantage. By building up their own professional credibility, a/k/a their recruiter brand, they can differentiate themselves and attract the attention of the top talent they seek.” Recruiter branding will be the single most important tactic companies can use to fill their jobs in the coming year. To request additional information, please contact Sarah@workitdaily.com

About CAREEREALISM

CAREEREALISM, a website dedicated to showcasing recruiter brands to more than 1,000,000 sophisticated job seekers, was founded in 2009 on the belief that “every job is temporary.” For more information please visit www.CAREEREALISM.com.
Hampton, N.H. (July 7th, 2015) – CAREEREALISM, a site that helps employers market themselves to job seekers, is hosting a webinar for recruiters on July 15th, 2015 at 1:00PM EST. The webinar is titled “Find Your Next Purple Squirrel With Instagram!” Recruiters are finding it harder and harder to find qualified and informed talent to fill their company positions. The neverending race to find the “perfect” job candidates, otherwise known as “purple squirrels,” has been taking a toll on their success. Over 60% of recruiters claimed they are frustrated with this challenge and are looking for a new job, it’s safe to say the candidate shortage is getting the best of recruiters.

In this session, recruiters will learn how to:

  • Develop your recruiter brand
  • Engage your target talent
  • Gain followers on Instagram
  • Impress your management
  • Beat your competition
  • Be an expert in Purple Squirrel Hunting
Sign up for this webinar if you are a recruiter who wants to leverage social media to hire your next purple squirrel! CAREEREALISM founder and CEO, J.T. O’Donnell stated, “With 50X the engagement rate of other social media platforms, Instagram has the power to put you in touch with the hottest talent. Especially, the elusive passive candidates that aren’t actively looking for a job. This session will show you how to lure them to your site and openings.” To request additional information, please contact support@workitdaily.com About CAREEREALISM CAREEREALISM, a privately-held career advice and Employment Branding company, was founded in 2009 on the belief that “every job is temporary.” The purpose of the site is to help people solve their career and job search problems. CAREEREALISM connects the top talent with the best companies by telling stories that showcase what makes a company’s culture unique. The company is the leading online destination for career advice and employment branding intelligence.With extensive experience in career counseling at large companies, founder J.T. O’Donnell has created an organic platform built to share experiences, provide feedback, and suggest how companies can reveal their talent brand. For more information please visit www.CAREEREALISM.com.
Hampton, N.H. (June 17, 2015) – CAREEREALISM, a site that helps employers market themselves to job seekers, published the results of its 2015 career development poll, through which its audience of 1M+ monthly readers were polled. Readers were prompted to share whether or not they had a career development plan in place. CAREEREALISM compiled the results and found: Having a career development plan in place is important for the savvy professional. It will ultimately help a sophisticated job seeker see their professional future more clearly, and help them to plan more effectively in their professional life. “Not having a career development plan today puts your employability at great risk,” said J.T. O’Donnell, founder & CEO of CAREEREALISM. “Over time, the needs of employers change. If your career development plan doesn’t account for shifts in skills and abilities necessary to stay competitive in the workplace, you can easily find yourself out-of-date AND out of work.” Check out CareerHMO’s CAP program to start learning more about crafting the perfect career development plan. About CAREEREALISM CAREEREALISM, a privately-held career advice and Employment Branding company, was founded in 2009 on the belief that “every job is temporary.” The purpose of the site is to help people solve their career and job search problems. CAREEREALISM connects the top talent with the best companies by telling stories that showcase what makes a company’s culture unique. The company is the leading online destination for career advice and employment branding intelligence.With extensive experience in career counseling at large companies, founder J.T. O’Donnell has created an organic platform built to share experiences, provide feedback, and suggest how companies can reveal their talent brand. For more information please visit www.CAREEREALISM.com.
Hampton, N.H. (June 9th, 2015) - CAREEREALISM, a site that helps employers market themselves to job seekers, is launching a new webinar series for recruiters on June 17th, 2015 at 1:00PM EST. The series is titled “How "Purple Squirrel Hunting" Makes Recruiting Easier (And More Rewarding!)”

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why the "Sophisticated Job Seeker" is making your job harder
  • #1 Reason why hiring managers don't understand your challenges
  • How generational differences are affecting the talent pool
  • Why personas will change the recruiting world
  • How turning job descriptions into "job stories" will attract your target talent
  • Simple way to leverage job stories using LinkedIn Sponsored Updates to enhance your recruiter brand
  • CAN'T ATTEND LIVE? No problem! Register now and receive the replay after
  • *FREE* Copy of New Digital Book "Recruiting for Dummies" for Every Registrant ($20 Value!)
Sign up for this webinar if you are a recruiter wanting to re-energize your career! “We are excited to unveil a new, easier way for recruiters to create the stories they need to attract the best talent," said J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of CAREREALISM. "Using a simple, step-by-step process, recruiters will not only learn how to turn their existing job descriptions into exciting stories that attract more candidates, but they’ll also get the added benefit of enhancing their own recruiter brand. We feel it’s time recruiters got the respect they deserve! This webinar is going to show them how to get it.” To request additional information, please contact samantha@workitdaily.com About CAREEREALISM CAREEREALISM, a privately-held career advice and Employment Branding company, was founded in 2009 on the belief that “every job is temporary.” The purpose of the site is to help people solve their career and job search problems. CAREEREALISM connects the top talent with the best companies by telling stories that showcase what makes a company’s culture unique. The company is the leading online destination for career advice and employment branding intelligence.With extensive experience in career counseling at large companies, founder J.T. O’Donnell has created an organic platform built to share experiences, provide feedback, and suggest how companies can reveal their talent brand. For more information please visit www.CAREEREALISM.com.