After 33 years in recruiting, this discussion has led me to take a look at why I've done this all these years and still find it fascinating. I've earned a good income but that isn't a long term…Continue
This actually happened on Halloween Day when I was a recruiter for a large corporation. I had a full day of back to back interviews scheduled and was moving along at a brisk pace. Shortly after…Continue
After 33 years in recruiting, this discussion has led me to take a look at why I've done this all these years and still find it fascinating. I've earned a good income but that isn't a long term reason. I've been successful in finding candidates to meet the needs of specific jobs, but also not a long term reason. I've been doing it so long and probably the only thing I know how to do? Again, not the reason since I had a successful medical career before recruiting. It all comes back to just…See More
This actually happened on Halloween Day when I was a recruiter for a large corporation. I had a full day of back to back interviews scheduled and was moving along at a brisk pace. Shortly after lunch, I welcomed a candidate and escorted her to my office. Now my office space was anything but the image most people have of a professional office. It was more of an after-thought and consisted of my desk facing the door in a small, windowless room, with two candidate chairs in front of the desk…See More
"Elizabeth - good for you and congratulations on making that placement. In my company I offer fair and competitive pricing for my services as well and yes, I do get a lot of the low hanging fruit that bigger companies ignore. What they…"
"Judi - your blog was clear and informative but something one of your responders said caught my attention.
I hear a lot of recruiters downplaying cover letters and I've seen my share of useless ones in my career. To clarify this a…"
"Yours was an interesting read and I enjoyed the tongue in cheek humor. Actually, the information on Bounty was very interesting and I liked the different perspective. I have 25+ years of experience in the recruiting business, both in HR…"
"The cover letter (when used properly) can be an invaluable tool for the job seeker. When trying to limit a resume to the acceptable 1-3 pages, there is often important information that is omitted. The cover letter allows the job seeker…"
I'll start off this blog with a good news/bad news scenario. First the good news, it's a brand new year and a fresh start for all of us. The bad news, for those involved in the frustrating world of a job search and it can appear to more of the same from the previous months of last year. The reality is that it's a fresh start both for the employer and the job seeker. For the employers, several factors come into play that make things better than the end of the previous year. Company budgets…See More
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