"Alasdair, You may have a good point, but I would definitely like to see an example of what you consider a quality job advertisement. And what is the psychology behind how a quality job ad will motivate the "A" players to apply?"
I was taught to know as much as [is relevant] possible about someone prior to calling.
Everyone understands that- we should not be asking someone how long they've been on the job/how long they have been at their company when we can…"
Yep, I was going to say that you and I have different markets....I had read your '...putting butts in seats...' which I took to mean volume recruiting, something I can't do.....
Niche recruiting, yes, that is my lazy approach…"
"@ Paul: I work a different way than you: I'm a contract recruiter who is a recruiting generalist (or multi-specialist), I'm not a niche player who knows everybody, since I've recruited for over 200 different types of positions over…"
Some people like to run their mouths; repeating things that they hear; trying to impress anyone who will listen. Obviously that is not the case with you-you definitely bring a different perspective, some keen insights into the issues of…"
Since there is no 'edit' button here-
A key area that I left out is to have as part of our operating system value-added [to our clients] components such as Interviewing technologies and Strategic Partnerships with the F1000 so we are…"
Dodging recessions has mostly been a matter of switching industries until the smoke clears. When in the eighties we got hit, many of the old timers did not re-invent themselves and we lost half or more of the agency/search firms in Los…"
"Paul, thanks for participating on this blog. I really appreciate it. Sounds like you are the type that has been around for quite some time and has survived a few recessions and seen a lot of attempts by technology to disrupt the…"
I 'hear' you but I still don't understand-
My training was partly based on the concept/premise many people will initially react to my phone calls with a 'no thanks' and they will be hanging up almost as fast as they…"
"@ Paul: I don't have time to go after/convert everybody, and if I'm paying to go after people who LI SAYS are open to some possibility, I expect that they're ACTUALLY open to some possibility, and not just haven't opted out of…"
I forgot to say I had forgotten about that preference to receive email/LI messaging when I had questioned this. Had I remembered I'd not have raised my eyebrows today when I read your note about LI hassles with messaging, etc.…"
Yes, I am aware of your market's preference for email and messaging; I've been told that before. Better you than me, Ken.
I can understand your having to deal with the cards they give you...given that is the market you have chosen for…"
"I usually get great responses from LinkedIn messages that I send. Even if the person I reach out to isn't interested, I usually get referrals. However, I do ask for referrals instead of coming off like I'm trying to solicit the person I am…"
"Hey Paul, a friend of mine was given a $2 million grant to write the next version of an 8th grade math book. He said that even though the math remains the same, the math books have to change because the kids that are learning the same math…"
"....one of those times I did not take 'no' for an answer....by being persistent....I filled a retained search.
Approximately a $46K recruitment fee plus expenses.
That person has been on the job/with the same company for nearly fourteen…"
Whoa! Now you guys want LI to screen potential recruits for you?
It seems to me that by the very nature of our business, everyone is recruitable, depending on the timing and opportunity.
Does that mean you guys would not call on someone who…"
"Thanks, Ken. If LI required interested job seekers to opt-in every 30 days to indicate interest as opposed to having to opt-out, then we'd have a reasonable shot at going after people who ARE open to something, and not just haven't…"
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