By Dan Ridge, Contributing Consultant, Q4B
I was thinking about the whole idea of working remotely after reading Q4B’s Rookie Recruiter’s Blog of last week, A Remote Recruiter in a Virtual Company and how far this way of working has come.
Years ago I was asked to do some consulting for a local staffing firm whose founder I had…Continue
As social media continues to gain an influential hold within our everyday lives, more and more corporate recruiters are jumping on the social recruiting bandwagon. They are signing up for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, posting jobs on their social media pages, and…Continue
LinkedIn is “the” top place for many recruiters and for many people I have met “LinkedIn” is almost equals “sourcing”. Everyone we had placed in the last year was initially contacted on LinkedIn.
We all agree on the importance of not spamming candidates and carefully reviewing their profiles before we reach out.
However, LinkedIn's nature is not fully understood by many, I think. Here's what I read on a blog post on ERE today: “Examine the resultant profile summaries…. “Red…Continue
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For some bizarre reason, I seem to attract more than anyone’s fair share of random inquiries, peculiar requests for assistance and other assorted mystery messages on a regular basis. One such recent item that caught my attention was the following snippet from a person presumably running some sort of “recruiting” service…
As you will notice, this was a generic message sent to my email but not addressed to me by name – probably because I was only one of the thousand or so…Continue
I was at the RCSA Conference in Fiji last week. As a speaker, but also as an attendee. And I took some notes, trying to capture the highlights. I share these with you today. Enjoy.
(I, of course, also said dozens of fascinating things, but today, I shine the light elsewhere). :)
What you don’t ask may come back to haunt you! 10 questions every recruiter hates to ask.
How many times do we look to fill our job vs. work as a trusted advisor with our clients and consultants?
It is almost a protective human instinct to shy away from the hard questions or those that we don’t want to know the answer to. In the business of placing candidates in jobs, we often look for the reason to say yes and avoid all the reasons we should say no. Saying NO can make…Continue
To find something you are passionate about is a gift.
To find something that grants you fulfillment and reward is simply priceless.
There are researchers and scientists dedicating their lives for the opportunity to find cures and promote a better state of living. Doctors and nurses comforting the bodies and souls and extending life so that we may see our grandchildren grow and smile. Teachers who see reward every day in the glow of a child’s eye when they realize they have made a…Continue
We all have our opening lines when we make a cold call....they may be a simple "hello", "how are you?" or "Mr./Ms./Mrs. XYZ, i currently have an opportunity for you which i think would be of your liking!! "
This simple "Hello!!" 'MAY' change the course of the conversation...whether the candidate would feel interested or he/she might just say that he/she is currently in a meeting and to call back some other time!! The tone of the "Hello!" might also affect the conversation and…Continue
By Jennifer Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B
I knew when I began working earlier this summer that the job might only be temporary. I had always had plans to move from my home in Denver to my dream city, Portland, OR (sorry Peyton) and pursue employment with my dream company (think sports apparel, sports marketing and Mr. Knight if you are reading this blog please give me a call).
I was all set to pick up, load up and pack up all of my earthly belongings along with some great…Continue
Running a startup is all about small teams, long hours and wearing different hats. Doing more with less is a point of pride for a lot of CEOs, but there comes a time when you can’t afford to wait for VC money before expanding the team. After all, Microsoft may have started in a garage but it didn’t stay there for long.
So, what are some signs it’s time to bring someone else on board?…Continue
Added by Cody Pierson on August 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
As a Recruitment professional let me let you in on a little secret…. My husband Frank is a Sales person’s worst nightmare (and he could also be your Hiring Manager.)
Why do I share this with you? I share, because Recruiters might not like to sell, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pick up the phone and develop a friendship with a hiring manager. Let me show you how easy it could be:
Every year since 1990 Frank has received a card and a calendar from the…Continue
This just happened.
We're recruiting for a C# developer (in Michigan). We've had a few candidates interview and the process is moving along. The first step in the interview process involves a WebEx meeting with the hiring manager just to get a bit of "who are we? - who are you?" in place. Simple enough, right?
The starting point for that is an email from the manager to the candidate with the WebEx details - the link, password, etc.
I had noisy roadwork outside of my office this morning and somehow this made me think of this list. :) I am interested in what fellow recruiters would think about it.
Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Bulls have won six world championships. Michael Phelps has been awarded more gold medals than any other Olympic athlete in the history of the Olympics. George Strait has more #1 singles than any other musical artist. All of these people have similar characteristics. The question is what are they? What does it take…Continue
I recently wrote …Continue
Every recruiter everywhere is doing everything they can to drum up new clients—and keep existing ones.
Should that include making client visits? If so, how many client visits should recruiters make?
To be sure, there are many factors involved. Below are a few:
1.The industry and niche in which the recruiter works
2.The business model of the recruiting firm
Was talking to a neighbor about work and she mentioned that my job must be easy as they are tons of people out of work.
My response was that the skill sets that my clients are looking for (right now mostly CPA with Big 4 experience & Chemical Engineers) that most of those candidates are currently working.
She then said that the recruiters role was to "get candidates jobs".
What do you think is the recruiters role?
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By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B
A colleague of mine recently had a birthday. He is an avid reader and a beer guy who borders on being a beer snob. His wife gave him a book for the occasion entitled 300 Beers To Try Before You Die by Roger Protz. He calls it his beer bucket list (although he would refuse to drink any of his beers from a bucket) and after paging through the book he discovered a few things.
Over the years he thought he…Continue
It turns out your favorite video game of 1994 can be a pretty useful hiring tool. Go figure.
Every new small business hits the scene like a rebellious teenager. They’re young, they’re proud and…Continue
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