Amy McDonald's Blog Posts Tagged 'Agency Recruiting' (6)

The Most Important Goal I Set This Year

 

Is it really almost the end of January? I'm a big fan of, "Set goals and you will achieve goals," mentality. I usually start putting my business and professional goals down on paper right after Thanksgiving . Then, I write a blog or a memo or something telling everyone else how to do so in early December. Then, I study my goals and get very prepared to make them…

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Added by Amy McDonald on January 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2015 - The Year Of The Candidate

It occurred to me today that we are just about ONE week from 2015. Where did the fourth quarter of 2014 even go? I know those of you that follow my blog have probably thought I fell right off the face of Earth, right? Well fortunately, I did not. I could give you a long list of reasons why taking time…

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Added by Amy McDonald on December 23, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Preparing Candidates for Stressful Interviews

Let’s face it, job interviews are not something that most candidates look forward to but they know they are a necessity for a new job. They can be pretty stressful in any circumstance, but if your candidate is unemployed, or feels that they could be soon, the stress factor just increased 10 fold for them. Some recruiters I have worked with in the past won’t even present a candidate that is presently unemployed. I’m not that strict with my own candidates, but I do make sure that if they are…

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Added by Amy McDonald on October 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Empathy in Recruiting

Jill Krasny had a good article earlier this week on Inc.com called The Awesome Power of Empathy. This of course being the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The article reminded me of when I first applied to be a search consultant at an Indianapolis MRI…

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Added by Amy McDonald on September 25, 2014 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive

I 'm working on a job order for a retained client right now. This will back-fill a position within their organization that I like to call their "Joan". Joan - like on Mad Men, you know? I love…

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Added by Amy McDonald on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The REKRUTR Vault : The Importance of Notes In Recruiting

Last week I received a message from a candidate I placed in 2003 about where she might send a friend who was job searching. Her email indicated that her career had advanced significantly since we last met and she is someone that I might market my services to. We had a nice time catching up when I called her.  I softened my questions about her own hiring needs by  getting reacquainted. I…

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Added by Amy McDonald on June 4, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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