Here is a question that I always have a tough time answering and quite frankly, do not care to.
" How many other candidates are you interviewing for this position?"
I can have an easier time stomaching this if the candidate asks on an initial phone screen or trying to scope out whether this role will be available much longer. I'm more talking about the candidates who ask this question once you have invited them to interview with you. Should it matter? Does that mean they… Continue
Added by Chris on December 22, 2008 at 2:11pm —
1. I made a decision NOT to be road-kill during this economic crisis. If I am to forecast anything, it won't be my own demise, LOL.
2. When I am between assignments, finding that next assignment IS my assignment, and I treat myself like I treat my best candidate.
3. I start my workday when others are asleep. I start @ 6:30 am. I put in a full day and I still have day light to do things which I enjoy...like finishing a book that I am writing.
4. I don't dwell… Continue
Added by Sheila on December 22, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Hopefully, many of you are in the holiday spirit and ready to ring in 2009. I know I am. After the economic meltdown of 2008 and seeing the legal recruiting market practically dry up, I am ready for 2008 to leave and 2009 arrive. Maybe I am being overly optimistic, but I truly feel that it cannot get much worse and all we have to go from here is up.
During this last quarter of 2008, I took a leave of absence from my blogging. With everyday of bad news, I just… Continue
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
In my last blog, I wrote about how companies can manage through the flood of resumes that are hitting them. If it is difficult for corporate Human Resources right now, it is devastating for those looking for a job. As bleak as the picture is, there are companies that still need to fill crucial positions. So how do you become a candidate, let alone get the job?
Show how you added value. Include quantified performance metrics – increased sales, saved money, trimmed… Continue
Added by Karen Russo on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Fun topic! I'll list the top reasons for my own personal success. Whether I am actually a "smart" recruiter is debatable!
I can take a $50K punch in the stomache and get right back up! In this business you MUST be able to "rise above" the daily ups and downs. No other profession has so much at stake with each day. I work in both direct and contract staffing. One day my spirit might be soaring high with a few new placements ready to start - and the very next… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on December 22, 2008 at 11:30am —
EmploymentMetrix.com recently had the privilege of guest blogging for Cheezhead.com on a topic of our choice related to the recruitment industry.
Here are the top 10 tips:
1. Ensure profitability.
2. Be aware and avoid seeking funding.
3. Diversify your revenue stream.
4. Take calculated risks.
5. Understand how job seekers and employers think.
6. Look under the hood.
7. Listen and be lenient with your customers.
8. Build your… Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 22, 2008 at 11:28am —
Today my mug showed up on CNN's American Morning program.. Check it out...
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Added by Chad Sowash on December 22, 2008 at 9:00am —
Ya' that’s true, and it is not fake. my job is not secure ,any time I can be kicked out from the company, but yet my CEO is saying to me to recruit good people for orgnization,yes I know he has given me a team for this and moreover recruitment is just a part of my profile. But no option. I will have to do that.
But my point is that because of reccession, my job is not secure then how can I recruit others??? Ya' there is no motivating factor behind this, no choice except to do.
When it… Continue
Added by Deepika Chaudhary on December 22, 2008 at 7:30am —
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BASICALLY I AM VERY SIMPLE PERSON...I LOVE FAMILY,MY COMPANY,MY LAPTOP.....
I WANT TO PROMOTE MY BUSINESS ALL OVER WORLD....SPECIALY IN AUSTRALIA SO I AM LOOKING FOR PARTNERS FROM EACH PART OF WORLD...IF ANY BODY INTERSTED PLEASE SCRAP ME ONCE....
Thanks ang Ragards
Added by praveena joseph on December 22, 2008 at 7:00am —
Liposuctioning unwanted blubber out of pampered Los Angelenos may not seem like a dream job, but it has its perks. Free fuel is one of them.
"The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel--and I have more fat than I can use. Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly but they get to take part in saving the Earth."
This plastic surgeon is… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on December 22, 2008 at 6:30am —
"Know your client & your clients business & ethics and be part of their company" I find this has always worked and the trust that you develop stands you outside of the normal recruitment box
Added by Kevin Muddell on December 22, 2008 at 3:41am —
Based on my agency background, here are my top five reasons:
– When you are a third-party recruiter (TPR), issues arise and you must be solutions-focused to move forward and recover quickly. Anticipate all possible scenarios in the hiring process and do not react emotionally.
2. Continuous learning
– We are very lucky to have so many leaders and experts in our field (especially on http://www.RecruitingBlogs.com - shameless plug) that willing to… Continue
Added by Jenny DeVaughn on December 22, 2008 at 12:59am —
What makes me a Smart Recruiter? Recruitingblogs.com makes me a smart recruiter and all of you make me a smart recruiter. Let’s face it, we all share somewhat of the same drive and attributes as recruiters. Some just succeed a little more than others.
So what makes me different? Honestly, not much. But one day oh probably a little more than a year ago, I had some great conversations with some guy who had a vision. A vision to create a home for recruiters like you and I. A home where… Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on December 21, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Open to contract (short-term, long-term, whatev!) or full-time. Check out my VisualCV and let's talk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Dennis Smith on December 21, 2008 at 3:30pm —
What makes me a smart recruiter......
1. I realize this is a game of "finding" not "creating".
A lot of recruiters pay lip service to the old "round hole, square peg" line about the business, but only the ones who get it know deep down that this is a game of finding, not creating. There is a right job for every person and a right person (or more appropriately, right persons) for every job. I drive my business by focusing on finding the right fit, not trying to make what I… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 21, 2008 at 8:10am —
1. I interview every candidate - thoroughly - to understand who they are, what they want, and why I should introduce them to my clients' jobs
2. I never lie to clients or candidates - integrity is a key ingredient
3. I understand my clients' jobs - I ask questions & dig deep
4. I practice continuing education - we should never stop learning
5. I keep good records - make good use of my database
Added by Joe Peters on December 21, 2008 at 5:13am —
After the long hours and hard work of our team, ReferYes will launch in private beta in early January.
ReferYes is a referral marketplace where a network of sourcers provides recruiters with information about qualified candidates that fit the employer’s criteria for a certain job opening. In ReferYes anyone can become a sourcer, simply refer friends, colleagues, or anybody who would be suitable for the job, or if you are a recruiter, post jobs for free to receive quality referrals to… Continue
Added by Rami Madi on December 21, 2008 at 5:00am —
Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com v1.30: Predictions
(Dec 19, 2008) As the year winds down, prognosticators all over the world run their greedy little hands together. Now is the time for impressive feats of crystal ball gazing and hearty forecasting. Since no one has been speculating about the future of RBC, it seems like a good time and place to get the ball rolling.
I'm going to give you ten predictions about social media, Recruiting and RBC. I encourage you to disagree or… Continue
Added by John Sumser on December 21, 2008 at 12:00am —
Chronos has been retained to fill telecoms roles with a listed company in Canada, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. If anyone is interested please contact me or email@example.com. Further details on the LATAM Group here on RecruitingBlogs or www.chronosconsulting.com
Added by Dr Simon Harding on December 20, 2008 at 2:00pm —
What da effin heck is goin on heeah?
The coffee that Tony Sourcerano’s just sipped misted heavily across his 27-inch LCD computer screen as the Glock symbol he used as a mouse pointer helped scroll the Flash scheme that talked of a recruiting challenge at RecruitFest2009.
Hey Bella, what is dis? A friggen professional conference or an ad for da ASPCA? What’s next – find dis guy Jason’s freakin’ squatted earls? Fuhgedaboudit!
Tony shook his head and… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on December 20, 2008 at 9:04am —