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ipodCalling all recruiters and hiring managers:  Keep warm this winter season (or at least listen to good tunes in the cold) with a brand new 4G iPod Shuffle or CareerBuilder Full-Zip Fleece! Read on to find out how and enter.

Very few spaces exist in which there is a lack of competition for consumer dollars — and the same is true of the competition for talent. It’s not just job seekers who are competing for a job, Trump-style, either — your business is, in fact, competing for candidates all the time. Competition for quality employees is fierce in our current economy, and it’s necessary for companies to consider unique perspectives and find original — or at least noticeable –- ways to identify their ideal candidates. Everyone from small business owners to President Obama is brainstorming ways to get more innovative about job creation. How does that creativity and innovation extend into recruitment — namely, how do you find creative, yet cost-effective ways to connect with the candidates you want?

Do you know who you compete with for top talent in your industry? You may be surprised to find out that you are actually competing for candidates not only in your own industry pool, but in several other industries as well. Many companies are reaching further than before to widen their pool of candidates, and on the flip side, many candidates are exploring new fields and types of positions. Have you thought about what other industries might find your ideal talent appealing? If so, what exactly are you doing to snag the candidates you really want?

fleeceShare your thoughts with us, and you could win a 4G iPod Shuffle or a CareerBuilder Full-Zip Fleece! (Two 4G iPod Shuffles and two CareerBuilder Full-Zip Fleeces are up for grabs.)

How to Enter:
Simply answer this question in the comments section below: How does your company sell itself to ensure you win over your ideal candidates?” Once you submit your answer, you’ll automatically be entered to win a 4GB iPod Shuffle or CareerBuilder Full-Zip Fleece (There are four prizes total; two people will win an iPod Shuffle and two people will win a CareerBuilder Full-Zip Fleece.).

Contest Details:

Entries will be accepted from 12 a.m. CST on Monday, December 7, 2009 until 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, December 11, 2009.  Each account may only submit one answer for consideration; subsequent entries will not be considered. Spam responses will not be considered. The winner will be picked at random and notified via e-mail the week of December 14, 2009. Please read the full list of official contest rules and regulations.

How does your company sell itself to ensure you win over your ideal candidates?

Amy K. McDonnell

About Amy K. McDonnell

Originally hailing from Ohio, Amy is the editorial manager on the content services team and has been with both CareerBuilder and the city of Chicago for nearly a decade. She writes on a range of recruitment topics on The Hiring Site, striving to bring a dose of clarity and humor to sometimes complicated issues around employee attraction, engagement and retention. When she's not working, Amy spends as much time as possible reading, pretending to be a chef, writing short stories, eating Nutella out of the jar, waiting for CTA buses and trains, going to see her favorite bands live, and spending time with people who inspire and challenge her.


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