One thing I learned very early on in my career looking after teams of recruiters is that every single new consultant needs to know that, as their manager, you truly appreciate where they’re sitting in terms of their level of competency.
I also quickly learned that their perceived level of…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on October 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
There are literally thousands of articles available for candidates on how to leave a lasting first impression throughout the recruitment process. Everything from how to craft an engaging cover letter; to how to make a résumé stand out; and even to…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on September 8, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments
Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog.
I actually wrote this post on a plane from Australia to Singapore.
Before my flight I had a bit of time in the airport so I went for a wander through the…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on September 1, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments
I apologise in advance for the somewhat generic greeting, but it’s been ingrained in me from way back when I first got into recruitment.
I still remember all the role-plays and all the training manuals. Every scenario seemed to involve an interaction with “Mr…Continue
My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge.
I wasn’t paying too much attention to the…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on July 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments
With the explosion of social media networks, we have all become content creators, networkers and spectators, and we end up spending hours online in networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus, both creating and consuming content.
Over 500 million photos – not to…Continue
You’re inundated with applications. You skim through the plethora of cover letters or maybe have a quick glance at the…Continue
Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog
Surely in this day and age resumés are becoming obsolete! I mean who even has a CV these…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on January 24, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments
Here’s some advice: Burn them. Seriously. Who cares? That person made a connection with you, your company, and your brand; but none of that matters now. You…Continue
The place was a bit of a shambles and just between you and me my boss was a patronising prick. He’d seemed so nice; so approachable … during the interview process. But from day one it was as if Dr Jekyll had left Mr Hyde alone in the…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on December 16, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments
You can fail at hiring. Maybe you’re even failing now.
“But Jenn,” you say, “I still manage to hire people. How can I be failing?”
You can be scoring a failing hiring grade and still do just enough to fill…Continue
I’ll never forget the time I was sitting opposite a client taking a brief for a new position in her team and when I asked her if she had a position description she literally scribbled a few bullet points on to a Post-It note and handed it to me across the table.
Added by Paul Slezak on December 2, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
As part of our popular RecruiterMatch offering, before a prospective client is matched with the most suitable recruiter, I will often contact the business owner or hiring manager to really drill down on their specific…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on November 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
It’s pretty common for most employers to include some kind of non-compete clause within their employment agreements in an attempt to protect their best interests.
These clauses are often…Continue
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Added by Paul Slezak on November 5, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Please note this post originally appeared on the RecruitLoop Blog.
Have you ever heard someone say that active candidates – those who are actively in the market looking for job opportunities – are a waste of…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on October 29, 2013 at 4:58am — No Comments
She’s a pretty tough business woman (I remember she was a pretty demanding candidate too!) so I felt quite chuffed when she told me that of all…Continue
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If you measured every metric that every article on the web suggested you should measure to confirm whether you are employing effectively or not, you would end…Continue