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Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about hiring for cultural fit, skills shortages, referrals, overused buzzwords and recruiting in December.

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


Work, Play and Hiring for cultural fit by Steve Boese (@SteveBoese)

Interesting post on the potential shortcomings of the focus on cultural fit.


Skills Shortage or Inflated Job Requirements by China Gorman (@ChinaGorman)

China looks at reports of skills shortages and wonders if employers requirements may be too stringent in some cases.


Job Postings…the official mind game for jobseekers by Kelly Dingee (@SourcerKelly)

Kelly looks at the referral process and stresses waiting for the right opportunities to share with your connections.


LinkedIn’s Top 10 Overused Buzzwords, And the Rise of #Sociallateral by Lars Schmidt (@ThisIsLars)

Good take on the recent study by LinkedIn and the danger of abusing terms in your resume and LinkedIn profile.


‘Tis the Season for Recruiting – 20 Reasons Why December is a Powerful Recruiting Month by Dr. John Sullivan (@DrJohnSullivan)

Nice list by John on why the end of the year is important in recruiting.


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 follow us on Twitter @smashfly.

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