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Mitch Sullivan commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'The Passive Candidate Conundrum – Skill vs Luck'
"I agree.   I've only work retained for about 14 years now, most of them on salaries under 50K, and around 80% of those assignments have been filled simply by running job ads and searching databases.  If you take proper briefs and…"
Apr 7
Mitch Sullivan commented on Jen Dewar's blog post 'Survey: 70% of Recruiters Allow Clients To Steal Candidates'
"OK, "unknown" may have been a clumsy choice of word. Let's replace it with "not engaged with".  An agency who you have no relationship with and/or who you haven't briefed on a job vacancy."
Mar 31
Mitch Sullivan commented on Jen Dewar's blog post 'Survey: 70% of Recruiters Allow Clients To Steal Candidates'
"Hiring a candidate as a result of an unknown agency sending in an unsolicited CV isn't a back door hire."
Mar 31
Mitch Sullivan commented on Maren Hogan's blog post 'Tom Petty, Blogging Copycats, and YOU'
"I've never been copied. Like anyone would want to sound like me..."
Mar 31
Mitch Sullivan commented on Ross Clennett's blog post 'Headhunting: Unethical or a necessary part of a competitive job market?'
"I agree Nicholas. But I don't think 3rd party recruiters should proactively target employees of clients.  And by client, I mean a company that uses that particular recruiter exclusively to fill their vacancies, or retains them.  If…"
Mar 26
Mitch Sullivan liked Andrew Marmont's blog post "Passive candidates are better" Is A Myth (And What The Future Might Hold)
Dec 8, 2014
Mitch Sullivan commented on Andrew Marmont's blog post '"Passive candidates are better" Is A Myth (And What The Future Might Hold)'
"Great post, Andrew. Here's some additional thinking about the whole 'passive candidate' hyperbole: http://fasttrackrecruitment.com/blog/the-problem-with-passive-candidates/ "
Dec 8, 2014
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Nov 15, 2014
Mitch Sullivan commented on Travis Furlow's blog post 'Why are you a Recruiter?'
""..one of the best collections of talent management and recruitment professionals on the planet" Presumably, the primary reason for you believing this is because you happen to work for them? Like someone being incredibly proud of their…"
Nov 11, 2014
Mitch Sullivan posted a blog post

The Candidate Experience - A Case Study

The other day I remembered that I applied for a contract recruiter role at Amazon 5 years ago and heard nothing back.If that wasn’t bad enough, now I’m going to have to stop buying books from them.Because that’s what a bad candidate experience requires me to do. Apparently.What I’m really trying to say here is that candidates need to grow a pair. See More
Nov 10, 2014
Mitch Sullivan liked Greg Harezlak's blog post The Evolution of Passive Candidate Recruitment
Nov 5, 2014
Mitch Sullivan liked Bert Shimabukuro's blog post 10 Tips on Getting a Contract with an HR Gatekeeper
Oct 30, 2014
Tim Spagnola commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'I Used To Write Job Ads'
"I second what Ken said!"
Oct 29, 2014
Mitch Sullivan commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'I Used To Write Job Ads'
"Thanks for the generous comment, Ken. In answer to your question, it's to encourage more recruiters to use copywriters. PS...I used to write job ads.  These days I use copywriters. "
Oct 28, 2014
Ken Forrester commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'I Used To Write Job Ads'
"Thank you Mitch.  Reading your piece made me think of the movie Prometheus.  The only reason why I saw that movie was because of the trailer. It was edgy and it made me want to see more. Your title and the picture of the old typewriter…"
Oct 28, 2014
Derdiver liked Mitch Sullivan's blog post I Used To Write Job Ads
Oct 27, 2014

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The Candidate Experience - A Case Study

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 10:16am 0 Comments

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The other day I remembered that I applied for a contract recruiter role at Amazon 5 years ago and heard nothing back.

If that wasn’t bad enough, now I’m going to have to stop buying books from them.

Because that’s what a bad candidate experience requires me to do. Apparently.

What I’m really trying to say here is that candidates need to grow a…

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I Used To Write Job Ads

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Back in the day, just before and during the early days of the Internet, I used to write job copy. I generated about 90% of my fees by selling this to my clients.

I’d produce a great display ad - probably not always as great as what the client would get from a decent creative ad agency, but…

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Here’s another recruitment myth that needs to be punched in the face

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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It’s kind of funny that recruiters are often considered to be “too salesy”.

I suspect what people mean when they describe agency recruiters this way is that they act like salespeople. That they display all of the hackneyed stereotypes that are associated with salespeople – or more accurately, bad salespeople.

Great salespeople don’t display these characteristics, because of the very fact that they are great…

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Lessons we can learn from dead people

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 7:21pm 1 Comment

Lesson 1 – Don’t die

This one’s a piece of piss. Somewhere close to 99.9% of us will wake up tomorrow, so the stats back-up how easy this one is.

Lesson 2 – Become famous

When people you’ve never met die and you can’t go anywhere without someone mentioning it, that…

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Employee Engagement. How far is too far?

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:00am 4 Comments

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As Barry Flack opens with in his excellent blog The slow death of employee engagement, there are few people who think that having an engaged and motivated workforce isn’t a good thing.

The problem is, as Barry points out, the concept is very new and with the exception of a few…

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At 7:53pm on April 19, 2012, Ronald Peterson said…

Did someone equate trading and recruiting? Do you really believe that being retained leads to a more successful effort? I do find your comments a tad strange. Ron P.

 
 
 

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