This is part of what makes ME a SmartRecruiter:
1) I believe that what we are doing is very important work. People identify themselves by what they do for a living and what I do is help them along in their career. A smart recruiter helps the candidate find a good job AND the employers find a good employee. Never put a round peg in a square hole.
2) I believe that Networking is very important. It helps all of us to have resources, people we can turn to for advice or guidance or… Continue
Added by Diane Skullr on January 15, 2009 at 3:01pm —
There are some recruiters who think campus visits are a luxury rather than a necessity. John Flato would disagree. In his article for ERE, 5 Reasons to Maintain a Strong Campus Recruiting Program During This Economic Downturn
, he explains why maintaining a campus presence is important, regardless of the economy.
Flato's list points out why smart… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on January 15, 2009 at 2:57pm —
With the new year comes a new way of looking at how we manage our lives and our careers. In his article for ERE, What's Going to Be Different in 2009
, Kevin Wheeler speculates on the kind of changes that will appear beginning this year.
Telecommuting has become more prevalent and Wheeler expects it to be "the dominant working style of the future," particularly… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on January 15, 2009 at 2:52pm —
There are many things that contribute to me being a smart recruiter, but the top 5 have to be:
1) I do my homework - on both the candidate and the client side - do the references, read the blogs, myspaces, websites anything I can google : )
2) I ask questions and don't assume anyting - you don't know how many times people put things on their resumes but really have no idea what they are talking about!! Same goes for a client, sometimes they put down a qualification but… Continue
Added by Danielle Duarte on January 15, 2009 at 2:24pm —
Where do you draw the line? how do you decide which photo, information, etc is appropriate to be there for some of your contacts (specifically professional contacts) to see??
No- I am not talking about super inappropriate pictures or anything like that...It's just that when I started facebooking- it was more of a personal page just like myspace or friendster wherein most of the people you will have there are your friends and that is one great way to update everyone of what is going… Continue
Added by Jennifer LaVigne on January 15, 2009 at 2:07pm —
1. I'm tenacious... I don't let "no" get me down
2. I do what I say and set expectations appropriately on both ends
3. I network, network, network... and not just online. I keep up with old colleagues, other recruiters, business leaders in the local area. I do a lot of face to face meetings. People remember you more! The more people know ME, the less I have to find THEM. And then.. I use that network. I also help a lot of people that may not yield me anything in the short term. I have… Continue
Added by Paige Remington on January 15, 2009 at 2:07pm —
The thing that makes me a smart recruiter is continously keeping abreast of new trends and techniques. The minute you stop learning you get passed by. I also feel that my ability to Zig while everyone else Zags keeps me ahead of the crowd.
Added by Jay Veniard on January 15, 2009 at 2:02pm —
Part 2: CEO Focus
When our group of eight entrepreneurs were asked what position was most difficult to hire, the answer was a resounding . . . . Sales, Sales, Sales!
Here are a few tips on hiring sales professionals:
1. Classify the type of sale. Product or solution. Complex or simple. Short or long sales cycle.
2. Identify behavioral traits and attributes that are aligned with the type of… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on January 15, 2009 at 1:31pm —
I am in desperate need of resumes for Nurse Practitioners willing to work in North Carolina. Specifically Lumberton, Laurinburg, and Fayetteville. If you have a resume please contact me (910) 575-5393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much!
Added by Ashley on January 15, 2009 at 12:22pm —
As a Corporate Recruiter my job is to make sure that I assist in finding the best candidate for our open positions, simple right? It really, truly is – simple that is. But that doesn’t mean that little ol’ me isn’t going to do my absolute best to make it complicated. No doubt I pride myself on understanding my hiring manager’s needs, asking tough questions and pushing them just a bit harder than they would probably like, but the… Continue
Added by Becky Metcalf on January 15, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Laid off, RIFd, downsized, rightsized, made redundant, position eliminated. Those are all I can think of, but I am open to any other terms someone would like to suggest ;-)
I would be interested in discussing any opportunities for full cycle recruitment in the northern Chicago suburbs as well as virtual recruiting or sourcing opportunities, particulary in the technical arena. At this time I'm open to full time, part time (at least 25 hours/week) or contract.
Feel free to… Continue
Added by Beth Lewis on January 15, 2009 at 11:54am —
1. Keep in real:
With my potential candidates, clients, leaders and peers. I don’t misrepresent my efforts, job descriptions, candidate qualifications or anything that will lead to a disappointment if not wholesomely true. When you keep everything real- everyone on the deal stays educated on the facts and can make decisions without distress.
2. Natural Curiosity:
I try to explore one new tool or website a day. I usually exceed this attempt, but there are certainly days where… Continue
Added by Kristen Durkin on January 15, 2009 at 11:51am —
If you need innovation (and I think you probably do), you need diversity.
For more and more organizations in more and more industries, creativity and innovation are rapidly becoming the best new opportunity for establishing competitive advantage. This is no big secret as there is a great deal of writing, talking, buzz-wording, best-practicing and shouting about innovation today. Innovation is also coming to be viewed as increasingly important to education, non-profit and… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on January 15, 2009 at 10:44am —
Building a “Recruitment Culture” in your organization
An important step in any recruiting strategy is to go beyond the typical employee referral program and build an internal Recruitment Culture. A Recruitment Culture is a mindset where every employee in an organization is responsible for helping to uncover talent every day. Referral bonuses or rewards are a primary tool but the mindset must be that it is in an employee’s best interest to work with the best talent available – and… Continue
Added by Mike Astringer on January 15, 2009 at 9:55am —
I'm in search of a website or training software that could possibly train people on how to become better recruiters. Things like how to screen through resumes to find the perfect candidates for job orders and how to interview a candidate the right way no matter what industry they are looking to apply to. Please feel free to send me a message or post something to my page so that I can read it. I'm trying to get this information for a friend that wants to go into business with me and she doesn't… Continue
Added by Jenn Asson on January 15, 2009 at 8:40am —
Now that Motorola is handing out pink slips
to many on the mobile side, does this mean they're also going to be ramping up lawsuits
targeted at the mobile companies who hire these people?
BTW, mobile developers make great non-mobile application… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on January 15, 2009 at 8:21am —
There are a number of articles about this subject floating in cyberspace across a variety of blogs and interview advice forums. I wait with anticipation the article that I will read that tells of the flip side of this practice. Unfortunately to date, there is little I read that offers much more than the approval of the practice interview. The practice interview is defined as an interview in which someone applies for a role in which they are not interested, however qualified, in an attempt to… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 15, 2009 at 7:07am —
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
Never one to shy away from tackling the more delicate issues that trouble recruiters from time-to-time, this week Claudia helps "Migraine in Maine" deal with a stinky co-worker...
"I’ve been told by people responsible for cadaver removal that Vicks VapoRub, when it strategically fills the entire nose cavity, prevents even the worst smells from making you sick."
Yeah, right. Better still:… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on January 14, 2009 at 11:30pm —
We are looking for Sales and BD Consultant (US Market). IT Staffing in Noida. If you are interested or have any references, Please feel free to contact me on email@example.com or call me on 9910223463.
Added by Anupam Banerji on January 14, 2009 at 5:39pm —
Hello Fellow Recruiters,
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There are a few Excellent Demo downloads on the Products Preview page.
Watch how ResumeGrabberPro addon Finds and Processes 50 resumes in Less Than 3 Minutes.
Just got a new Job Order? Our Custom "RoboMatcher" will locate matching… Continue
Added by Bill on January 14, 2009 at 2:59pm —