A Google search of “how to negotiate starting salary” netted just under 2 million results. 8 tips here, 6 steps there, all sorts of advice. For the most part, it sucks. There are some things I agree…Continue
As a professional resume writer, I work alot with new graduates who have come to me after endless and failed attempts at trying to secure a position in their chosen profession/industry. It amazes me how many clients ask me to lie or falsify information on their resumes (which ofcourse I talk them out of). Generally, these individuals have been studying full-time and work part-time in an un-related industry to support themselves throughout their University studies.
Is it asking too…Continue
Like any professionals, Executive Recruiters “talk shop”. Folks like to get together and chat about their wins and losses. And because there’s a significant sales component to this role, we’re judged more by our wins than our losses. As such, when talkin’ shop, it’s sometimes hard to discern what information being…Continue
Monday of this week started off on an upbeat note. Two potential placements coming to a close after months of what I am beginning to regard as not recruiting but “search and rescue missions”. Rescue for my clients who need that very specific candidate who has the skills, will fit with their group and is in the range they can afford. Rescue for candidates both active and passive who for whatever reason are worried if employed or really worried if not employed.
The first portent that…Continue
Here is something that should make those in a recruitment agency feel proud of what they do and genuinely value their service. At Cpl we took the last 500 placements that we made and analysed the contact with the candidates that we had placed. What was really interesting was that the average number of contacts with the successful candidate (defined as email contact or connected phone conversations) was 21 times. Naturally some of these candidates would have been spoken to over a 6 month…Continue
It was on a day where it was overcast and the rain just wouldn't go away, it was at a time where someone doubted my ability to create incredible outcomes even though I had done so dozens if not hundreds of times before. Yet folks forget, and must be reminded again, and again, and again.
In the case…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 26, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
The biggest cause of placements going wrong, is people making assumptions.
Placing a candidate starts with building a relationship with that candidate and establishing ‘terms of engagement’, if you like. Usually, it is essential to develop a rapport and a tight co-operation to ensure the right match is made.
From a candidate point of view, working with a recruiter to find a new role should be painless. In fact it should make the process much smoother overall!
As a foreign job seeker trying to find work in your new country, the odds are stacked up against you. Not only are you competing against other foreign job seekers, but you’re competing against domestic job seekers who share similar skills and experiences. After working with foreign job seekers from all over the world in…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on October 25, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments
Chances are that you or someone that you know has been impacted by the recent economic upheaval of the past few years. Companies have downsized, closed plants, relocated, moved operations off-shore and even outsourced or automated many jobs. These were themes that played out across the country and continue to…Continue
One of the biggest trends in recruiting today is the development of Talent Networks. Here’s how I define a Talent Network (definitely feel to add your definition in the comments):
A Talent Network is a community of candidates that a recruiting organization builds organically through opt-in and sourcing and most importantly, engages with (via social media, email, SMS) to drive qualified candidates & hires into their recruiting…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 25, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Would a football coach ever think about playing and winning at football without their playbook? A playbook contains offensive, defensive and special team plays with techniques and vocabulary relating to game plays as well as information about team formations. Football playbook's are given to each team member at the…Continue
It could happen? Ok not really but what started me on a very passionate post that I had to quiet a bit after a few drafts were the comments from an infograph on How Recruiters Use Social Media, by Erica Swallow about how recruiters use social media to screen candidates. The comments were spiced with bits about how people cannot believe a recruiter would eliminate…Continue
I have always enjoyed meeting and connecting with people – my husband has always joked that I ‘work the room’ where ever we go – weddings, parties, concerts, waiting in line –any line -, political functions, vacations, cruises – anyplace there are people. I seem to have a natural knack to talk to people I don’t know and get them to tell me more about themselves. Actually, meeting people in this way is pretty easy – you have at least one thing in common, you’re at the same event and that is a…Continue
Are you a contractor desiring a permanent position? Some professionals desire the stability of a permanent position, while others enjoy the evolving and changing aspects of contract work. There are some things you can do to help you take steps towards a permanent position, if you are looking for that stability. Here are some steps to help you stand out among your competition.
Treat the position as more than just a “stepping stone” to another position. You need to work with…Continue
I was recently asked why I went into recruiting. Did I loss my job, was I unemployed for awhile... The truth is not that easy and perhaps sounds a bit strange to others...
I got into recruiting by having a recruiter try to recruit me from my loan officer position with a major regional bank back in 1989; apparently another loan department at another bank was interested in talking with me. I had never heard of recruiters or headhunters and was confused and puzzled by the…Continue
In 216 BC Hannibal crossed the Alps in terrible conditions to attack Italy. His generals pleaded with him not to attempt it saying it would be impossible to cross the Alps with elephants. On hearing this Hannibal said “Aut viam inveniam aut faciam” or translated from Latin, I will either…Continue
Typically, an individual seeking a job prepares, as is recommended, in the following ways: developing a valuable skill set; networking with professionals in his or her field of interest; writing a succinct, yet captivating resume; researching the organization for an interview, if such an offer is extended. However, many applicants neglect to consider a fifth, equally significant…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about PNC sourcing strategies, talent communities, moneyball & HR, candidate experience, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!: