"Shift can be a deal breaker for many, so make it known up front and quickly! Put it in the job title (Mechanical Technician - 3rd shift; something like that). There are plenty of people who prefer something other than first shift.
"Steve, this is a great question! I'm in the Detroit area too, but I don't do technical anymore. We've probably worked on some of the same req's!! :)
In all seriousness, I would recommend staying strong and…"
"I absolutely hate the statement, 'Tell me about yourself' in an interview, and I'm a recruiter!! The biggest reason I don't like it is that we expect candidates to have an answer prepared for it, but we've already put…"
"Drue, I'm really glad you posted your brief story so we could better understand you and your situation. After reading it I would say that you were clearly in the wrong position, wrong industry. I'm a little concerned that your…"
"Interesting question, but not one that is easily answered.
First, if someone is on unemployment, how are you finding this out? Are you asking the question directly?
My thoughts, and I've dealt with the issue you're having, are this:…"
"This drives Linda crazy! :)
Seriously, though, this really does drive me crazy. It's YOUR resume, own it! Please don't be so pretentious as to think we believe you're so awesome that a TV voice over guy did your…"
"Start by developing some sort of relationship with the person you are targeting. Do your homework (as much as you can) on the company you are contacting. Network in person and follow up on those leads, asking for introductions to people…"
"NEVER as a first point of contact!! If not for the very reason Debra mentioned, texting is a very casual way to contact people you know well, or if you are trying to win a contest!
Please give the candidates the measure of respect they…"
"We use the Trial Hire option as a financial alternative to the direct hire fee. We make sure to educate both candidates AND clients on the ramifications of the trial hire, but for financial reasons, some companies opt for it. Our…"
"My guess would be your eagerness may have caught her off guard. Did she actually ASK you to find her a candidate? Sometimes people are just making conversation.....
I would assume that if you didn't meet with the client, at their…"
"One more thing, We had a similar situation but the candidate had submitted themselves almost ten years ago (and they were still 'active' in the system!). The company said that since the candidate was in their system they…"
"This has happened in the past (for a LARGE automotive company), actually, it was the norm when positions were posted with different contract houses (not always with the company directly). With other contract houses, whoever gets the resume in…"
"I would argue the LI point. Not everyone is on it, and some execs don't see the need nor feel the value in it. Honestly, I can't blame them. It's just a tool. The headhunter, however, should have a COMPLETE…"
"I despise the thought of recruiters using Facebook as a recruiting tool! Everything on FB has the potential to be taken out of context, and shame on the recruiter for allowing that to come into play.
Same with the interview question,…"
"I feel for you, oh anonymous recruiter, as I've been there too....the stories I could tell you of the things I had to do as a 'team player'...nothing illegal, just borderline lacking in integrity. My opinion, but that's…"
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