Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week[tweetmeme source= ‘@smashfly’ only_single=false]

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we’ll be talking about hiring overqualified employees, charlie sheen’s HR disaster, Twitter as a business tool, how to write a great job requisition, questions to ask before accepting a job offer and a decrease in unemployment claims for February.

Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:

Should you hire overqualified candidates? by Amy Gallo (@AmyeGallo) (@HarvardBiz)

Comprehensive look at the risks and benefits (as well as other thoughts on) of hiring overqualified candidates.

Charlie Sheen: Tales of an HR Failure by Breanne Harris (@BreannePH)

If you’ve been following this drama, this is a great and interesting take on this whole situation from an HR lens.

Celebrating Twitter as a Business Communication Tool by Jennifer McClure (@CincyRecruiter)

Some really nice insights on Twitter and how it can be used as a tremendous tool for business.  Communication is key!

How to Write a Great Job Requisition: 5 Tips by Patrick Neeman (@UsabilityCounts) (@JobVite)

Simple, easy tips to make your job ad more compelling to job seekers.  Definitely agree with the second point.

Seven Culture Questions you Must Ask before Accepting a Job Offer by Meghan Biro (@MeghanBiro)

Great post for job seekers to use when deciding on a company is the right fit for them.  Focus on getting the right job.

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report by the US Department of Labor (thanks for @JobBoardDoctor for the link.)

Good news: Decrease in unemployment claims for February!


Hope you enjoy the list.  If you have any articles I should add to the list feel free to add them to the comments or send me an email at or follow us on Twitter @smashfly.

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