All Blog Posts Tagged 'RBS' (17)

Introduction to the Independent Recruiter's Reality

If you have any experience as an executive at a large company, then there are chances you have had exposure to some sort of business coach or life coach. As a Recruitment Professional, we are lucky if we have had access to a coach through our local gym. Even if your average Recruitment Professional had access to a coach, the chances that we would approach them for assistance are probably…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on August 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Time to Shoot the Drama Monster

A lot of recruiting professionals find themselves sidetracked by the Drama Monster.  The Drama Monster presents itself in many forms including, planning a wedding, moving an office, or even making coffee in the morning.

 What recruiters need to remember is that the Drama Monster…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on August 12, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Reluctant to Call it Call Reluctance

I often get questions from recruiters in regards to making phone calls; in fact I just received a call from Vince asking how I deal with call-reluctance. While you can’t change the reaction of the person on the other end of the phone, you can change how you approach making your phone calls to better prepare…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on June 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

5 Ways Recruiters Sabotage Their Own Careers

 

As the Recruiter’s Career Coach, I sometimes think that I have seen it all.  Then I get that next phone call from a Recruiter scrambling to find a new position.  As Recruitment Professionals we are the experts on everyone else’s career, but what happens to our own?

Here are just a few…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on May 29, 2012 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

A Simple Little Idea….Isn't it worth a try?

Isn't it worth a try?

 

I often witness Independent Recruiters are living fee to fee, and that every deal they work on is do or die for them.  This is no way to run a viable, stable business. 

Wouldn’t it be nice to:

  • Stabilize monthly projections by generating recuing monthly revenue?
  • Know your clients will call you before ANYONE else?
  • Have your customer treat you like the valued hiring consultant you…
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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on July 8, 2011 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

What are Recruiters made of????

 

 

Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails

That's what Recruiters are made of !"

What are little HR Professionals made of?

"Sugar and spice and all things nice

That's what HR Professionals are made of!"

 

When you are…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on May 3, 2011 at 6:56am — No Comments

WAKE UP!….Fear and Worry are Calling!

 

It 5am, and of course you are up!  As an entrepreneur these 5am, 4am (or my personal favorite: 2am) wake up call times quickly turn into regular patterns.  The two little demons, "Fear" and "Worry," are quite happy to push that buzzer for you today.  As an entrepreneur, over time you will develop the stamina to…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on December 17, 2010 at 5:01am — 2 Comments

R U LinkedIn? pt 1

One of the first things I did after setting up my desk and my computer was to start an important task in my new venture- Commence with the social networking.  That meant to me exposing myself in a grander nature on the internet than I had been comfortable with.  To me: Twitter, Facebook, even Linked In was inviting unwanted attention.  Imagine if you can, someone who had gone until now as a virtual ghost on the internet and was proud of it.  Even better, does anyone know…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on December 16, 2010 at 12:35pm — 21 Comments

Mission: Statement !!

Today I have decided to talk about a key part of business and operations: The Mission Statement. For a full definition of what a mission statement is, please refer to Wikipedia or a fantastic book by Stephen R. Covey entitled “7 Steps of Highly Effective People”(http://ee.sharif.edu/~commi/Comm1_files/SevenHabits.pdf). I believe many people in the industry own this book (Its required reading at…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on December 3, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

And on the Eighth day, He said, "Invent Yourself"

Over the last number of days, I have been listening to a lot of opinions in the areas of Sales and the Marketing of oneself (aka branding). Everyone has a valid argument on how you can succeed and where you could fail…..The lists are endless. All the points could be considered relevant depending on your situtation at any given time.

This brings me to today’s rant: Who is REALLY responsible for your success or failure.

The answer is real simple: YOU…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on November 25, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

The Customer is NOT Always Right!!

Recruiting and sales; or Sales and recruiting. Which comes first and which is more important? Whether we wish to admit it, both are part of the very same industry, just at differing degrees on the scale. Just because you are a great recruiter doesn't mean you'll have a long career as a salesperson and the same can be said about Sales People potentially not doing well recruiting others. If you happen to be one of those rare few that can do both, and do them well--Congratulations!

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Added by Daniel J Smith on November 18, 2010 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

Good....(Enough??!!)

Is this where we settle? Good? Do we not look at better or try to do our best? Good is okay but certainly not where we should end up! Try and follow (please note this is written after The Recruiting Animal Show on November 10,2010)

HOW is “Good” enough? When we look at success, look at our job list, look at our partner or employer and say “meehh, good enough.” Is this a point where we should settle? NO!! Strive to do better and strive to be better– Good is not Good Enough!!

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Added by Daniel J Smith on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Are You Delusional???

Are You Delusional?

I was watching…

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Added by Lea McKay on August 26, 2010 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

Toxic Lifeforms That Lurk in the Office

There always seems to be that one person at work that you just can’t stand to deal with, let alone before you have grabbed at least 2 cups of coffee in the morning! They are toxic and cancerous to the office atmosphere seemingly seeking to destroy any ounce of hope and suck out all of the joy that you may have!

Believe it or not, there are ways to survive working with these characters, keep your sanity and still…

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Added by Lea McKay on August 12, 2010 at 8:09am — 4 Comments

Hide and Seek



The Recruiter’s Game of Hide and Seek…

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Added by Lea McKay on August 4, 2010 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

What You Don't Know Could Hurt You

Have you ever done a Google Search on yourself? Any ideas on what you would find? Imagine you have the perfect candidate and client. What are they going to find?…

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Added by Lea McKay on July 28, 2010 at 3:31pm — 8 Comments

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