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What about the candidates?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Burns Apr 1, 2011. 42 Replies

Recently we've been having discussions about what we're all doing for our clients, and yada yada yada... But there is still one thing that everyone seems to forget, and is a topic which is greatly…Continue

Social Media - It gives me a real big headache if I'm honest!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean O'Donoghue Mar 31, 2011. 26 Replies

Ok... so I recently started up a…Continue

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Independent Recruiters

Thinking about going out on your own or already made the move? This group is for recruiters looking to network with other recruiters to share information on how to be a successful independent recruiter.See More
Jul 11, 2012
Sean O'Donoghue commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'Where Politicians (And Recruiters) Get It Wrong'
"(sorry, I mean thanks for sharing your views... great to read them!) "
Mar 14, 2012
Sean O'Donoghue commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'Where Politicians (And Recruiters) Get It Wrong'
"Well done Amy... what a great post, and always welcoming to hear the voice of reason from the "other side" of the fence!  I've not been on here for a while, but I'm getting the writing bug again... so watch out for more…"
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Sean O'Donoghue commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'The ONLY recruitment metric that matters…'
"Hi Greg, Thanks for the response. I've read the article you reference above, and you most certainly do elaborate a lot better there. I work in a very tight niche market (through my choosing to be a bigger fish in a small pond)... so for me it…"
Feb 24, 2012
Sean O'Donoghue commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'The ONLY recruitment metric that matters…'
"Fair points Greg... But you're tending to lead towards a "numbers game" approach here. One point you are missing, which is far more crucial in my opinion is this:  How well prepared are your candidates for their…"
Feb 21, 2012
Sean O'Donoghue commented on Marvin Smith's blog post 'What If It Mattered How We Treat Candidates'
"Spot on Marvin!  I've been saying for years that agencies need to respect their candidates a whole lot more... and not just the ones that they have out on interview for them! A very large percentage of candidates that apply to vacancies…"
Jan 24, 2012
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External Recruiters: Are you a "salesperson", a "consultant", or both?

The big question I'm really interested in is this: What's in the best interests of the candidate and client... a consultative approach, or a sales approach? After all... the "better" recruiters in our industry always focus on the big "close". For these recruiters, every aspect of their work resolves around "closing"... And that's…See More
Dec 6, 2011
lisa rokusek commented on Sean O'Donoghue's blog post 'External Recruiters: Are you a "salesperson", a "consultant", or both?'
"Why are you you positing this as an either/or situation? I think you have created a false dichotomy that is not just misleading it is actually harmful to those engaged in our business.  Once again a person engaged in selling - a salesperson, is…"
Dec 3, 2011
Tyler Warren Cant commented on Sean O'Donoghue's blog post 'External Recruiters: Are you a "salesperson", a "consultant", or both?'
"Great article and very good question! I have been a Senior Accounting & Finance Recruiter for almost 5 years now and I consider myself a very moral and ethical recruiter. When I do a placement the most important piece of the placement in my mind…"
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External Recruiters: Are you a "salesperson", a "consultant", or both?

The big question I'm really interested in is this: What's in the best interests of the candidate and client... a consultative approach, or a sales approach? After all... the "better" recruiters in our industry always focus on the big "close". For these recruiters, every aspect of their work resolves around "closing"... And that's…See More
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Aug 11, 2011
Sean O'Donoghue replied to Bill Radin's discussion 'Are Recruiters Really Necessary?'
"  Excellent points you made there Bill. I whole heartedly agree...   It doesn't matter how many social media trainers show companies how to recruiter effectively by themselves, or how many RPO's try to offer on site services, or…"
Aug 11, 2011

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Sean
Job Title
"Lead Talent Social Aquisitional Head Hunting Specialist" oh, and I'm also a UK Group MD
Company
The Independent Recruiting Group
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
>50
Are you interested in split placements?
Yes
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
OK...

After Sandra's interesting discussion on "Recruitment" - I now tell people this...

"I'm a Lead Talent Social Aquisitional Head Hunting Specialist"

What's that?

"Oh, sorry... I mean I'm a recruiter!"
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George Carlin, Bill Hicks, John Lennon, Ghandi - in no particular order
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Do you have time to follow blogs? I don't... although I wish I did - I just don't have the luxury of a big bank account, giving me the ability to sit on my ass all day and follow lots of people gossiping about this or that.
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
My ears - Remember to always listen to what your clients and candidates have to say - that's the most important thing!

My mouth - I have to communicate don't I, and try to sound like I know what I'm talking about at the same time. Although I'm currently trying to train myself to become telepathic - We're all getting lazy aren't we - and soon we all won't have the energy to make the sounds that form the words in our mouths!

My legs - Got to walk in order to go out and meet my candidates and clients. Ok - sometimes I drive or get the train - but I still need my legs to do that. Soon we'll all lose the use of our legs anyway, as we'll be stuck at home on our computers all day long, still praising the advent of social media and technology!

Anything else? My brain I guess... but then again - people are finding ways to make technology an answer for everything... what do you need us for? I say leave the computers to employ other computers, and they can all run the world for us. We can instead just go out and play all day long - as long as the computers don't get too clever and try to destroy us just like in the Terminator. Either way, our country leaders are doing a pretty good job of destroying us all right now - I don't think the computers need to worry about us getting in the way!
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External Recruiters: Are you a "salesperson", a "consultant", or both?

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 8:30am 2 Comments

The big question I'm really interested in is this: What's in the best interests of the candidate and client... a consultative approach, or a sales approach?



After all... the "better" recruiters in our industry always focus on the big "close". For these recruiters, every aspect of their work resolves around…

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A Sinister Cloud On The Horizon For The Recruiting Industry...

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 12:00pm 19 Comments

Hi Everyone,

 

It's been a while since I last posted on here - that's because I've been really busy keeping my head above water in this never ending recession. Anyway, I've noticed many references by recruitingblogs to Bounty Jobs... I'm sure they are paying recruiting blogs to promote them.... which is fine,…

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