Ross Clennett's Blog – September 2009 Archive (2)

15 Unwise Assumptions that Recruiters Make

I always knew that when one of my recruiters started a sentence with ‘I assumed..." that it was going to be a story with an unhappy ending.



Assumptions are for the unskilled, the lazy or the unthinking. The definition of assume is "to take for granted or without proof, suppose as a fact".



To take anything for granted in the world of recruitment consulting is asking for trouble. Here is a incomplete list of unwise assumptions, summarised from my 20 years of (often painful)… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on September 30, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Do you sound credible?

A common request I receive from clients or prospective clients is to run a workshop on "client control".



Of course it's a ridiculous concept because you can no more "control" someone else (unless you have a gun to their head) than you can read their mind. Everyone chooses what control, or more accurately said, what influence they allow another person to have over them.



Observing a champion recruiter at work is to gain a lesson in masterful… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on September 10, 2009 at 8:10am — 2 Comments

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