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Let's put an end to 'cold calling' once and for all!

Last week I was driving to a meeting and my phone rang. I didn’t recognise the number but I answered the call anyway.

Oh hi, Paul. It’s Francis here from [I honestly didn’t catch the company name]. I tried to connect with you on LinkedIn last week but you didn’t accept…


Added by Paul Slezak on February 22, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Recruiter Tips: It’s Time To Lose The Script

I have trained thousands of recruiters in my time. So I would like to think that I know what works and what doesn’t.

Recruiting is sales.

There. I said it.

Sure it’s about helping candidates get jobs; or finding the best talent for employers. But when all is said and…


Added by Paul Slezak on September 22, 2014 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Recruiter Poll Regarding “Active” Applicant Interactions

If an interested and qualified applicant contacted you directly (or was referred to you by a mutual professional connection) for one of your open/posted requisitions would you:

A) Call him/her ASAP to discuss

B) Email him/her ASAP to schedule a phone call when…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

How to cement your reputation as a dorkola recruiter

Here we go… another horrible example of the type of cold call/emails some recruiters are sending.

I’ve never heard of the recruiter that sent this - who according to their LI profile, has been an agency recruiter since 2008 and has a whopping 36 connections. I don’t recall having any prior interactions with their agency and don’t know how they have my email address. What I do know is this a one of the lamest messages I’ve seen in quite a while.


The email…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on August 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

A Good recruiter should possess certain Qualities..


Added by Madhusudan Dadhich on March 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Deal With a Negative Coworker: Negativity Matters..!!


Added by Madhusudan Dadhich on March 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ideas for Recruiting Great Candidates..!!

Ideas for Recruiting Great Candidates

Tap Your Employee Networks in Recruiting Candidates Spread word-of-mouth information about the position availability, or eventual availability, to each employee so they can constantly look for superior candidates in their networks of friends and associates. In this age of online social and professional…


Added by Madhusudan Dadhich on March 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ten Things to Love about Cold Calling

Cold-calling is a way of approaching an employer by telephone. Although some people handle their ability to engage a cold-calling better than most of the others, contacting a potential employer can be quite stressful.

We have made a “ten thing list” about what to love about cold calls. So before you find yourself in a stressful situation remember all the benefits this tool brings.

1) It Works – Cold…


Added by Radka Blazek on January 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

The Secret To Cold-Calling

Ever seen those training providers that promise to help you unlock the secrets to cold-calling? 

Most of the time this “secret” turns out to be something inane like sounding really happy when you make the call or only doing it when the sun’s shining.

What seems to drive of most of the recruitment sales training I’ve ever seen is the fact that cold-calling is an omnipresent part of a recruiter’s life - and so they had better get good at it.

Frankly, I think that’s…


Added by Mitch Sullivan on October 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — 22 Comments

Whats your "Hello!! "?

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…


Added by Aaditya Singh on August 31, 2012 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

Latest Episode of the Great Recruiter Training Podcast: Do You Suffer From Call Reluctance?

New Podcast: What It Takes To Make Successful Sales Calls

"Sales Call Reluctance Coach" Connie Kadanski interviews Scott Love to find out what it takes to make successful sales calls. Scott breaks it down into practical steps for anyone who must proactively prospect in order to succeed in their sales/recruiting role.

Listen now:

Added by Scott Love on July 18, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Hot Tips From A Cold Call Machine

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CLIP Bowmer on Cold Calls

 Animal:     You described…


Added by Recruiting Animal on May 16, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Whatever You’re Selling, I’m not Buying!

This is exactly what goes through the mind of a passive job seeker when the Headhunter calls to make him/her aware the exciting job opportunity of a lifetime.  Actually this is a defensive reaction whenever anyone truly believes that he/she is being sold.  It could be a product, a service or even their time.  But they sincerely believe that they don’t have a need especially for something that will end up costing them something of value they really don’t want to part with. 

Can you…


Added by Ken Forrester on February 27, 2012 at 9:59am — 11 Comments

8 Simple Steps to Improve the Return on your Passive Candidate Approaches

This blog originally appeared here on

The following is an extract…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 7, 2012 at 12:17pm — 5 Comments


Seriously, I do have a "WISH LIST".

I have an ongoing list of companies that are not currently clients but I think I might like to have as clients. Throughout the month/quarter/year I pick up information on them and keep it in the “WISH LIST” file under their name.

When I talk with candidates who have worked at one of my Wish List companies I ask about what it was like working there. What did they like? What did they not like? What attracted them away? Would they work there…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on November 8, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Actually, I won’t be returning your crappy cold call voice mail. Here’s why.

Fortunately I don’t get these very often… I’m one of a handful of recruiters and rather new to my company, so the vultures haven’t caught up with me yet.  However – earlier this week I had FOUR horrible voicemails in a row, from FOUR awful sales people.  Three agencies and a job board.  It went a little something like this –


“Hi Amy, this is (first name only) with (unintelligible company name).  I’m calling today to introduce you to my company.  We are the…


Added by Amy Ala on August 18, 2011 at 3:32pm — 42 Comments


This concept also applies to recruiting.  At least it does for me, now going on 40 years in the discipline.
Do you youngsters, I mean, younger professionals in the business see yourselves doing this kind of work for a few…

Added by Valentino Martinez on June 18, 2011 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

10 Tips on Getting a Contract with an HR Gatekeeper

1. Cold Calls. If you are cold calling me from any company that rhymes with Blobert Blaf or similar companies, call me from your mobile because I can see your company on my caller ID.  Expect me to still blow you off, but call me in 6 months to show me you made it. We may talk then.…


Added by Bert Shimabukuro on May 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — 29 Comments


Rather than bury this in a serious discussion thread on Katie's Dear John post i thought it might be kind of fun to make it a response to her Dear John letter.  Please understand it's for fun...sort of.


Dear Katie,

Thank you so much for your letter.  It is at least nice to know that you are well and something bad had not happened to you. I respect your position and your budget constraints.  Actually the reason for my call was three fold.  I really wanted to discuss all…


Added by Sandra McCartt on April 27, 2011 at 5:49pm — 39 Comments

Social Recruiting: The Replacement for Cold Calling

By Justin Miller

Article Originally Posted on

A Blog that Caters to the Marketing Aspect of Recruiting

I think it goes without saying that probably the hardest part of the job for recruiters is making cold…


Added by Justin Miller on November 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 73 Comments

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