Have you ever had a candidate that you thought was a slam dunk. There was no way this candidate was not going to get the job. Then the phone rings and the client says they have chosen another candidate. Huh? What just happened? How did this Happen? This is not a time to get mad – use it to get better.
Are you a Job Seeker? Are you in Sales? Are you trying to get someone's attention? Don't be the Annoying Orange. If you are calling a Hiring Manager or Recruiter: Have a good reason to contact them, not "just to check in."
5 Tips to help you not become the Annoying Orange:
I received this list over 10 years ago and just refound it. I love the fact that it says “Placement Process” and not recruiting process. We are in this business to make placements! I did not write this list but do like it.
Recruiters need to remember the one thing they offer candidates, is HOPE. I recently participated and presented at the Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group, Tuesday Tune-up. I was there to help Job Seekers search for work…
Do you work in an office setting with others? You probably have had a Potluck, where your co-workers would bring different food items, for everyone to eat. Some are good at making desserts, others a main dish and still others liked to bring the plates, cups, napkins and drinks. Everyone was good at something and brought that to the meal.
I learned how to Recruit, by Potluck. When I started recruiting, it was a full working desk. I needed to get and find the jobs and then…
- what can I do to set me apart from other recruiters…easy - the little things do matter. Do you actually listen to the candidates you are talking to? Some will tell you a story, about themselves, a pet or a situation. Take notice. Remember it.
Did they tell you a story about their dog - next time you are at the store, if there is a funny card, with a dog on it - send it to them. Did they tell you a story about going to the “big game.” Next time you see an article on the web, about… Continue
Like, most people, I mainly fell into recruiting. It was not on my list of jobs, when I visited my high school guidance counselor - but I have since found out, it is what I enjoy doing.
Ten Years ago, I was out of work and looking for a job - any job at the time, would have been ok. I went into a staffing company, to interview for an opportunity they had available. And 3 interviews later and 2 days later, I started. I really wasn’t sure what I was doing or how to do it, but it… Continue