All Blog Posts Tagged 'headhunter' (46)

Hi! I'm a Recruiter and I Work for Free!

Can you imagine a world where professional athletes only get paid if they win? In 1960, the Dallas Cowboys didn't win a game. In 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't win one. And as recently as 2009, the Detroit Lions didn't win a single game. In the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats won just 7 games in…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on July 14, 2014 at 1:12pm — 5 Comments

12 Tips To Bring Out Your Inner Headhunter

The historic act of headhunting is quite disturbing, yet fascinating. The literal practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing them, has advanced from ancient times to the 21st century. 

Figuratively, the aggressive nature of the word has carried over to the modern day recruiting industry.  In our …

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Added by Jody Dugan on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

RIP Jay Conrad Levinson...The World Lost A Marketing Legend Today...

We lost an Amazing Man today...

jay conrad levinson books, inbound recruiter, inbound headhunter, recruit inbound

Here is his official bio:

Jay Conrad Levinson (born 1933 in Detroit) is the author of a popular 1984 book Guerrilla Marketing. The first to use the term "Guerrilla Marketing," Jay described it as using 'unconventional' marketing tools in cases when financial or other resources are limited or non-existent. Guerrilla Marketing is the best…

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Added by Brian K. Johnston on October 10, 2013 at 8:48pm — 3 Comments

I Own You!

In the recruiting world, you commonly find two recruiting structure models...recruiters own the requisitions, or recruiters own the candidates. Although it won't be hard for you to identify which side of the equation I fall on, let me go ahead and take the suspense out of it for you. I prefer the recruiters own the…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on September 6, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

It’s Time to Take Another Look at Headhunters

The economy is recovering, but there are still millions of people desperately searching to find a job.  The irony is that many jobs are remaining unfilled.  Why?  The employers say that it is because they cannot find enough qualified applicants to fill them!  The recruitment vendors say it is because the good people are hard to find and they have responded by developing a wide assortment of cutting edge tools to help employers find the good people.  On the other hand, veterans from the old…

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Added by Ken Forrester on May 6, 2013 at 3:44pm — 7 Comments

Recruiter to owner 4 years later

4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.

An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I…

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Added by Mike Hayden on April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

It’s Not LinkedIn-it’s The Referrals!

They say that cold-calling is dead, but if you received a recruiting call from me; I was simply engaging in referral   marketing!

Wikipedia defines referral…

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Added by Ken Forrester on January 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

It's The Headhunter Fee, Stupid!

Employers seldom complain about the services of headhunters, it’s the headhunters’ fee that has become their pain point.

A few months ago I was a presenting at a seminar to about 35 business owners and HR professionals.  The topic of the presentation was “How to Recruit like a Headhunter” and during the presentation I made the statement “if you are not using headhunters as your primary recruitment weapon, then you are not hiring the best talent in-the-market”…

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Added by Ken Forrester on January 14, 2013 at 8:00am — 41 Comments

How To Be A Good Headhunter

After more 10 years in the staffing industry in various operational, managerial, and corporate roles and in different countries, I have interviewed, coached, and trained hundreds of recruitment consultants from all over the world. Though local differences must be taken into consideration, the characteristics that make you a top performer in Salt Lake City also work in Singapore or in Paris. Based on what I saw, heard, and learned, here is my quintessential list of the 5+1 habits that…

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Added by Jorg Stegemann on December 17, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

How to Choose a Headhunter - Great questions to test them...

Since I started writing this "How to Choose a Headhunter" series in 2008, the world of recruitment/headhunting has turned upside down. Back then, my first post was the top questions I'd advise anybody considering engaging a headhunter for the first time, but time has moved on and the questions have changed - although not all of them!…

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Added by Martin Ellis on December 5, 2012 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Headhunters Need Evernote

 

Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. I personally have used Evernote for over 6 months. I use it as a Recruiters ongoing diary. Making your daily plan, tracking resumes, by clients and searches. Make notes on all my candidates, as I am talking to them. Completely searchable. All of your contacts at your fingertips. Web clipper is a great tool for clipping resumes on the fly…

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Added by Dan Rice CPC on August 8, 2012 at 9:15am — 13 Comments

The 31 flavors of recruiting - you're one of these

So, I posted this originally back in 2009 on my bloodspot blog "The Recruiter Chronicles"  Updated it again a bit essentially the same.  The reason I posted this was to help non recruiters appreciate and understand the different forms of recruiting and their individual strengths and weaknesses.  Also, for recruiters who have had a singular track, perhaps they could consider switching it up if they feel their strengths are better utilized in a different version of what they are already doing.…

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Added by Joshua Lee on May 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Keeping it Real with Job Seekers

So you’ve lost your job because the economy tanked; now you’re beating the pavement in the clouds searching for work and discovering that the job search rules from way back in the 90’s have all changed.  It’s a whole new ballgame and no one has told you about it.  

Talk about being frustrated.  You now realize that you have to shoulder some of the blame and take responsibility for your own career.  What were you thinking-leaving your own career in the hands of an employer! 

If…

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Added by Ken Forrester on April 27, 2012 at 12:36pm — 3 Comments

Help Me, Help You!

I recently received a call from a $100mm medical device company wanting me to help them find a new Marketing Director. They told me that they were referred to me by a few executives within their company as “the recruiter of choice.” The first 30 minutes of the call was me asking questions to determine their ideal profile and how they envisioned attracting that caliber of talent to their company. I am quite familiar with their company and in the past have  recruited from them for some of my…

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Added by Drue De Angelis on March 2, 2012 at 11:29am — 4 Comments

A Tale of Two Recruiters

A start-up Web Design Firm needed to hire a UX Designer for their rapidly expanding portfolio. After being reasonably impressed by an array of recruiters, they "authorized" one of the recruiter’s named Tom to find a talented programmer to add to their team. Tom is a solid citizen who does his best to perform well for his clients. With the job specifications fresh in hand, Tom quickly prepares his plan and begins scouring an array of tech job sites and crafts a few boolean searches and…

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Added by Drue De Angelis on February 24, 2012 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Why So Many Recruiters Burn-Out or Fade Away...

Here is an Irony for you: The Contingency Recruiting Industry has the Highest Turnover Rate of any industry. It is a well-kept secret because of the obvious implications. With an approximately 90% recruiter turnover within the first year, recruiting has to be one of the toughest things in the world to do, intellectually speaking. So, I’m not comparing it to the military or being a fireman or police officer, but in terms of the amount of disappointment that a person experiences at work. Many…

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Added by Drue De Angelis on February 22, 2012 at 11:44am — 14 Comments

The Problem with Recruiters!

The problem with recruiters is that most of them are focused on “closing the deal”and all else is just details. They will do anything necessary to simply make a placement and invoice their customer. They don’t have their customer’s best interests at heart. His only concern is getting paid and getting past the guarantee period!

Sad, but true for many, if not most recruiters. Oh sure, they “care” about the outcome. But not more than they care about submitting an…

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Added by Drue De Angelis on February 8, 2012 at 8:30am — 52 Comments

As a Recruiter or Headhunter, how successful have you found LinkedIn: 1) to source talent for a placement - what strategy do you find works best for you 2) to check and assess the talent?

This was a question on LinkedIn a few weeks ago; I thought it was interesting; unfortunately it didn't get too many responses. I have pasted my answer below. What would you say?

[here's my answer:]

LinkedIn is the top resource. It is even more useful when it's part of your sourcing strategy, i.e. is not the only social media source. …



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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Must-Haves in Executive Recruiting Data Systems

I’ve had two experiences implementing executive recruiting systems, once at a boutique search firm and another at Lockheed Martin. In the former, we were moving from a paper-based system to a digital one. In the latter, the function was in start-up, so we had the luxury of beginning from scratch.

I learned a lot through both experiences. At the boutique firm, we…

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Added by Caroline McClure on October 13, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments

Social Media: Make or break for candidates?



Recently I was asked by a press contact to provide some "expert" insight into how a candidate's web 2.0 presence can make or break the candidacy's perceived legitimacy. Since our practice focus is in Software, Internet, Mobile, Digital, and bleeding edge technologies, nearly all of the candidates we work…

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Added by Jeremy Spring on September 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

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