"I agree with Peter - I read the resume first and if it's a match, I'll read the cover letter. If it's a possible match, I'll read the cover letter to see if it answers any of my questions (eg, do they have the…"
"Great article, Russ. I moved internal about 18 months ago and haven't looked back since. The negatives are there in any recruiting job - especially 'The Classic' - but being around to see people succeed in a…"
"I know the feeling well. I recently recruited a grad who had been looking for work for awhile and had always dreamt of working in my industry. When I called him to arrange an interview, he was so excited just to get that far. …"
"Too many to mention, so I'll list my top three.
1. There was one making the rounds in London a few years ago. The front page of the CV had three legal positions mentioned, with the reason for leaving each of them as 'Unwanted sexual…"
"I agree with Bill - it depends on the job. When I recruited salespeople, it was all about personality - if they didn't sparkle in the group interview, they didn't get the job, no matter what experience they had. For…"
"Interestingly, I googled "Kathy Thor Group" and the first result that came up was this thread, so if Kathy is a real person, I'm hoping she doesn't google herself regularly. The next three are all LinkedIn…"
"Depends on whether or not I want to have a nervous breakdown! When I was an agency recruiter, I would handle 5-8. Since I've moved into in-house recruitment, my record is 27 at one time (although these were all at different stages…"
"I have been in a similar situation recently. One technique we came up with was to have a photograph of a female at the top of the ad - the idea is that women will subconciously be more inclined to apply, and men less inclined. It…"
"I would be lost without my to do list because I have a terrible memory! I update my jobs list each morning and keep it next to me at all times, so I can always see exactly where each job is at. My colleagues laugh at how…"
"I think it depends on the position the candidate is applying for. My first recruitment job was recruiting advertising salespeople, a role which typically calls for Type A, bubbly, chatty people. I know I'm stereotyping here, but if…"
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