‘I feel the need…the need for speed’ (Tom Cruise, Top Gun 1986)
Whatever artistic merits ‘Top Gun’ may possess, there is little doubt that it remains an iconic 80s movie, with a number of quotable lines, not least the one above. With the ‘greed is good’ business decade well and truly in full swing by 1986 there was little doubt that speed was intoxicating. Everything needed to go faster, to happen quicker, from the time it took your car to accelerate to the length of wait for… Continue
Recruiter 1: "I cant present this - this resume is garbage. This is a very good client of mine and I cant afford to screw up!".
Recruiter 2: "Even though his resume is garbage, he does know your competitors and he does belong to xyz association and he does deal directly with your client's competitors and he is eager to talk to your client. What more do you want?"
You don't know how many times I ran into this situation when trying to perform recruiter splits. Why do recruiters… Continue
Asking for help during a job search is a two-way street. You need to be specific about what you are looking for, and you need to make sure that the person you are requesting assistance from can actually help you. I’ve found that most people will help someone if they are able to and the request is specific.
Unfortunately many people forget the basics in a job search when asking others for…
Recently, I have been looking at where I gain the most value during my time recruiting. Is it behind a phone and computer making calls to 'potential candidates' and headhunting them out of their organizations or is there some different way of doing the same thing. As recruiters, we all have limited amount of time, too many job orders to fill and not enough qualified candidates. We always battle with our clients on arranging interview times as they seem to always conflict with vacation times and… Continue
I have been a diehard football fan all my life! I love the game and look forward to the start of the football season every year. I especially love watching the NY Giants games, since they come to my hometown every August for… Continue
I happened to sit down next to a table of gentlemen at lunch today who were discussing what they were going to do when they were fully vested and could take retirement. Now this was one of those groups of fellows who are in their late 50's early 60's ( and over depending on what time of day it is) that i refer to lovingly as the "brain trust" at the Donut Stop. They are up on and opinonated about: politics, religion, crime, employment, law, finance, sexuality, the internet, all wars, past…
I'm calling you out. Yeah, you. I'm concerned that you aren't tough enough to help the Social Mudders team raise funds and awareness around the February race taking place in Austin, TX. It's an event where proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project - a…
It’s my experience that in business many companies talk of being in “partnership” with their suppliers. However the reality is that almost all so-called partnerships are simply marketing spin. The relationships are usually very uneven, often with one overly dependent on the other; this will inevitably mean that one side is either being overcharged for their service or product or vice versa.
In the recruitment industry the best results for both parties without question comes from… Continue
Building a recruiting organization is tough work. A recruiting firm is quite different than any other company in any type of industries. Why? The basic nature of our work is different from the rest of the world. We (as recruiters) don't have measurable assets that we can sell when it comes time to find a potential buyer. What can a potential buyer see (as measurable assets) in a recruiting organization?
As recruiters, we can normally say that our 'client lists' are our prized… Continue
"I have a few questions I would like the answers to before we go forward," says the great candidate for the job. I recruited the individual for a position down the road. I interviewed, qualified and re-qualified. Felt good about the answers.
Person came back with questions -typed an email even - they seemed legit and I liked the effort. Questions you might have, questions we hadn't covered yet - "Why is the job open? What is the bonus structure?" I knew most of the answers but just… Continue
I have now been actively looking for a new job for 2 whole weeks. This is Day 10. I’m counting the days as those on which I actively seek work, or at least should be. 2 weeks wow!! I remember sitting in the office on my last day thinking it is so cool to have August off – I can enjoy the summer and relax. I expect this is pretty much how everyone else would react too.…
For those of us who have been required, scratch that, privileged, enough to recruit college students, screening resumes can be…interesting. You scan a resume, review the candidate’s education, and notice they conveniently left off their GPA. Uh-oh. They might as well list “didn’t study enough” under the activities and interests section. What is often overlooked, however, is for those that may not have studied as hard, the extracurricular activities list is typically in abundance.…