We've had a lot of conversations with recruiting organizations over the past few months about their recruiting processes and strategies. And one feeling that keeps coming up is that they feel like they are becoming too process oriented. They feel hijacked by their requisition based…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Point them to LinkedIn's hidden resume builder at http://resume.linkedinlabs.com. It's saved my candidates bacon more than once. It converts their LinkedIn…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on January 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I recently attended the #TonyRobbins Business Mastery course at the Excel in London. It consisted of 4 days packed with information, tools and techniques on building and growing a business that is continually innovating and performing at its peak, and the best ways to create an exit plan for yourself; be this through creating a leadership team that will enable you to step away from the day to day running of the business, or the…Continue
Added by Michael Bowden on January 11, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments
A good measure of recruiter performance is placements per month, with sendouts (interviews arranged with hiring managers) per month and sendouts per hire being the two key performance drivers for this.
For third-party recruiters, add fee per placement to obtain total billings per month as another critical performance measure.
Whether you’re a third-party or corporate recruiter, making more placements per month would be a good thing. With this goal in mind, here are 10…
My headline advice for anybody writing their CV/Resume is to get your punches in early and grab the readers attention with your Personal Statement. It should also follow these basics:
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!…Continue
State of the Economy
The economy is a dichotomy that as soon as you think you have it figured out, the projections you felt were safe get thrown upside down. I've been in the staffing industry for 14 years and recently decided to add up how many of those years have been recessionary and I came up with nine to ten. The trends seem to indicate that the economy is improving at a tangible pace. For instance, Dice just released a statistic last week of…Continue
Added by Mike Barefoot on December 3, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments
A job interview can be a nerve-wracking process. This is especially true in the ultra-competitive IT industry, where experience is just one of the factors you need to beat out all the other candidates for the same position. Worse, if you’re nervous about the interview, it will show – and your stage fright may count against you.
So how can you gain enough confidence to breeze through an IT interview and prove you’re perfect for the job? Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re…Continue
Added by Jon Raymond on November 30, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments
I've been recruiting for a long time, over 18 years and it feels like I've checked a million references. One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to candidates, is their desire to get promoted. To move to the next level, take the next step to a manager or Director or VP, even CMO.
Some people seem to get promoted rapidly, no matter where they land. These are the people who spend on average 3-7 years at a company and during that time frame are promoted multiple times.…Continue
Applying for a job nowadays is a lot easier. Thanks to the Internet, one can just go to a job portal, click an online advertisement and voila! - your resume gets sent quickly. No more classified ads cut-outs from the previous Sunday, no walking to different companies with a dozen copies of your resume at hand, peddling it to whoever will accommodate you without any prior appointment or schedule. Job application is now a breeze.
Okay, that may be an exaggeration. There are still people…Continue
Added by Maria Manuella Pamintuan on November 28, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Becoming a waiter or waitress is 2012 is not exactly what it was 50, or even 20, years ago. Restaurants today have more demanding customers, making waiting tables a more demanding job as well. As the economic downturn forces many people to find alternative forms of employment, restaurants can also be more selective with…Continue
Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
Back in August, I wrote about the participation of seniors in the contingent workforce and why they’re fast becoming the go-to choice for employers looking for skilled, project-based help. Hiring contingent…Continue
Added by Jill on October 25, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments
[PART 2 – PERSONAL DETAILS]
The second in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
The battle against bad and ugly CVs continues! This week we set a keen eye on the personal details that you should and shouldn’t be including in your document.…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on September 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
[PART 1 - VISUAL PRESENTATION]
The first in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, since I started working for North West Web Jobs, it’s that CV construction is an issue that many need help with. To put it bluntly, the submissions that we’ve received,…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 29, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
The rules haven’t changed, but as we enter the era of mobile communication, it is important to consider email etiquette more than ever. There are several reasons why appropriate email etiquette should be important to you:…Continue
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
Anyone that’s ever attended a meeting, or a presentation, will be familiar with that awkward moment when the attendees are asked “Have you got any questions?”. How many times have we all sat, silently, in a room full of people experiencing a collective mental blankness?
This same situation often arises in job interviews. Only,…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
People from all walks of life are being affected by these tough economic times. Young people, who have recently left education, are finding it harder than ever to establish themselves on the first rung of the employment ladder. Experienced people, working in well-established industries, are being made redundant as the economic climate…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 10, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments
A visually appealing cover photo can do wonders for a Facebook career page. Here we are having an inside look on the Southern Company's Career page. What did they do right and what can they improve on?
Click here to learn from the successes and downfalls on their …Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on July 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Here's a thought. Less is sometimes more. Everyone nods their heads sagely. Of course, sometimes less is more. It is a cliché almost to say 'less is more'. Well if it is so blindingly obvious why do so many companies think that 'more is more' when it comes to recruiting?
What do I mean? Well . . .when companies engage an external recruiter to help them with those tough-to-fill bits of headcount that their internal recruiter can't manage why do they think that engaging with…Continue
If you want to get paid, get paid more consistently, and get paid more often, you need to measure key metrics to highlight where your precious resources are best spent each day.
Here are three basic metrics to get you started:
Marketing Call Effectiveness
This is point A. To get a placement, you have to get a job order. Do you know how many calls you need to make before you obtain a job order or assignment - or are you just winging it? Measuring…Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on May 9, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments