Listening is a very developable skill. Listening is far harder than speaking. Really listening takes effort and skill. Really listening means ignoring the urge to speak and to leave questions waiting. It is a kind of magic.
Being able to actively listen can…Continue
Added by james nathan on August 7, 2012 at 6:07am — No Comments
You are a recruiter. Doesn’t matter where you work, or what you do. If you recruit, especially in an agency, you will end up with a future that looks like one of these three.
1: You are superb at it. You learn the skills, you earn the relationships. You enjoy high self-esteem, respect from your customers, and reap fun and money. Your job is exhilarating, and it feels like a vocation and a hobby, not work at all, because you tackle it with…Continue
In the last 3 years I have become obsessively interested in social recruiting, and using social media for public relations, talent attraction and certainly passive talent sourcing. I'm sure that any recruiter in Sydney by now has a 'cheat sheet' on their desk with a reliable and changeable search string right? It's an unavoidable subject and I so love hearing from rookies to experienced…Continue
A friend of mine forwarded me this article from Yahoo on McDonald's. It's interesting because he said "check out this video from Micky D's. I guess we have to stop saying would you like fries with that and ask if they want an award for cracking eggs...."
Funny thing is that he is unemployed.... Even funnier the people in the video…Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on August 6, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Is resume optimizing cheating?
So recently I reposted a few posts to help people looking for work. One of the posts was about optimizing a resume for ATS and resume databases. I posted or reposted it, and got some interesting feedback form a few recruiters. One said I was telling their secrets, that by telling candidates how to optimize their resumes it will mean they will have more junk resumes to read. Another said it was…Continue
Last week, the New York Times ran an editorial regarding employment screening and how employment background checks are often inaccurate and cause otherwise innocent people their chances for employment. The editorial requested that the supervising agencies get a tighter control around the CRA's or Consumer Reporting Agencies. Upon reading the editorial, more than a few recruiters and employers, to say nothing of Consumer Reporting Agencies, had their proverbial bowels in a…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on July 31, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
By Jennifer Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” - Charlemagne
I am not sure when I first fully appreciated the importance of having learned a second language. I took French in high school and college and most of my friends and peers took some language as part of their course requirements. For many of us it was just another subject, sometimes required, that we needed to pass in order to graduate.
In college I took…Continue
I love LinkedIn! It has been bringing us more matching candidates and business connections than everything else combined out there. For my own recruiting business LinkedIn accounts for 100% placed candidates in the last twelve months and a large chunk of sourcing information that I submit to others when sourcing.
Yet taking the full advantage of LinkedIn is not straightforward! There are numerous obstacles and misleading marketing messages, blogs, and tutorials. Some LinkedIn members…Continue
The first staffing lesson I learned was, “Candidates do stupid things”. My boss at the time was a tough and cynical agency recruiter (headhunter) with 10 years experience. Wally had been rode hard with had plenty of stories to prove his point. That lesson was driven home yesterday in a most painful…Continue
It is my opinion that recruiters are sleeping on Google Plus. It is simply too big and too useful to be ignored. I give a few tips on how to leverage Google Plus for a recruitment advantage, but if you want more than that, look me up! I LOVE talking about Google Plus and welcome the chance to train you and/or your group of recruiters on its many virtues.…Continue
In the current Global economic climate do Recruitment Agencies need to share the burden of the economic recovery and do more for less? Some would say they need to wake up to the fact that customers are no longer prepared to pay or afford the exorbitant fees they have enjoyed for many years.
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. In this article, we’ll be talking about lessons from the Olympics, Amazon’s homepage hiring message, HR selling the company, a US government job board and marketing circles.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no…Continue
Earlier in the year I wrote about the lost generation of middle managers in retail whom face limited progression opportunities as a result of the recession. Since that article the redundancies have continued to flow thick and fast with all sorts of rumours about which retailer is going to collapse next. One might think that with all the doom and gloom in the market that the opportunities to develop your career are few and far between. However…
If you are ambitious and do want…Continue
Added by AdMore Recruitment on July 24, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments
I am a big fan of METRICS. Year after year, they are the best way to gauge your performance & effort, and the ROI accompanying your output. Some recruiters drill down to "dollars per dial" (CASH-IN / CALLS) to measure how they are doing compared to years past.
That being said, the recruitment industry provides all of us with a tremendous…
Added by Todd Wilson on July 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
No matter if you’re a current student or graduate or a high flying executive, a professionally written LinkedIn profile can help open up doors to opportunities and networks. Before LinkedIn existed, it was virtually…Continue
Amidst all the hubbub over targeting the best talent for your organization through social media recruiting, developing your …Continue
I'm putting together some presentation material and would love to get YOUR LIST, as a recruiter, or the top things candidates to that annoy you. You can give me three, or ten... I'm going to try and compile a good list of 5 (or 10) common things.
Note that my website, JibberJobber.com, is used by job seekers to track and organize their job search. I've read a number of times (here and in other places) that recruiters are highly annoyed when job seekers aren't organized, to…Continue
By and large, we only get paid for the people we place, so we have to work…Continue