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Three Out Of The Box Tips <br> to Write Kick-Ass Email Campaigns
May 21, 2021
Three Out Of The Box Tips <br> to Write Kick-Ass Email Campaigns
What do most candidate reach-out email campaigns have in common? They are often too functional and fail to spark curiosity and emotion. At LevelUp, we don’t believe in cold calls. When I started here, I quickly realised that our weapons of choice are email campaigns. This got me thinking: How can we write emails in … Read more
3 Reasons Why Recruiting Agencies Could Be Useful For Your Company
February 15, 2021
3 Reasons Why Recruiting Agencies Could Be Useful For Your Company
The agency recruiter. The mere thought to most people induces shudders and visions of a smiling, LinkedIn loving individual. And it’s true. Most traditional agency recruiters are sales driven people who value their hiring fee and commission more than someone’s career trajectory. In the traditional recruiting model used by most recruitment agencies, maximising revenue is … Read more
Why Is My Job Advert Not Working? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself&#8230;
July 30, 2020
Why Is My Job Advert Not Working? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself&#8230;
Does this sound like an ordinary start to your morning of recruitment? “Please be a good applicant ?.. Ok not you, but maybe THIS one”, followed by “oh well, better luck tomorrow”. I’m curious how many mornings this takes before you improve your job advert content? And more importantly, what modifications do you make? Here are … Read more
4 Tips For a Successful Active Candidate Sourcing Strategy
June 30, 2020
4 Tips For a Successful Active Candidate Sourcing Strategy
So you posted your vacancy on LinkedIn, sat back and waited for the applications to come pouring in. That’s one way of doing it. However, Joel Spolsky (founder of Stack Overflow) claims that on average developers only apply for four jobs in their entire career. You’re relying on a lot of luck if you hope … Read more
5 Tips on Reaching Out to Candidates
June 22, 2020
5 Tips on Reaching Out to Candidates
Over the last year, around 75% of the tech hires made at LevelUp came from applicants, as opposed to earlier years where passive candidate sourcing was the go-to strategy. Nevertheless, sourcing hasn’t lost its value for us yet, especially for roles with low rates of applicants. An effective sourcing strategy is even more important because … Read more
Boolean Search  &#8211;  5 Tips &amp; Tricks For Beginners
June 8, 2020
Boolean Search &#8211; 5 Tips &amp; Tricks For Beginners
If you are a recruiter, you probably know what a Boolean search is. It’s our holy grail for finding the right talent and narrowing down a list of thousands of candidates to our hiring manager’s requirements. Let me ask you this: since you’ve learned about Boolean, how often have you gone back to it to … Read more
Why This Top 5 Of E-Mail Finding Tips Is Different
June 2, 2020
Why This Top 5 Of E-Mail Finding Tips Is Different
At LevelUp Ventures we would like to present a mini-series on tooling, tips and hacks that have survived the test of time with 10 tech recruiter colleagues. The series is meant to share knowledge and to create an opportunity to learn from each other. TL;DR; this list of top 5 e-mail finding tips is different … Read more
Is An Employer Brand More Than Just Six Boxes?
May 25, 2020
Is An Employer Brand More Than Just Six Boxes?
Who am I? How do I come across to others? Have you ever posed these questions to yourself? Taking stock of who you are at your core helps us understand ourselves. But still, people will have different opinions about you. The question of “who am I” is subjective. What is an employer brand? For companies, … Read more
4 Frequently Asked Questions About Tech Recruitment
May 11, 2020
4 Frequently Asked Questions About Tech Recruitment
Here at LevelUp we live and breathe tech recruitment. But whenever we tell people at parties about our work, it’s always followed by a lot of questions. So, we want to share some of those questions with you and provide the answers. Hopefully, you will get a better understanding of what it is we actually … Read more
What Is In My Tech Recruiter Toolbox?
May 4, 2020
What Is In My Tech Recruiter Toolbox?
When did you last scroll through your LinkedIn feed without seeing a top list of something? We live in times where much of the content we see is curated like it’s straight from BuzzFeed. So, instead of calling this blog “The 5 greatest, mind-bogglingly awesome tools I use for recruitment in tech”, I’ll start with … Read more