I've been a successful technical recruiter for 30+ years. Now that I'm in the twilight of my career I look back on my career and I am so glad I'm almost at the finishline. For the past 10 years I feel more like an admistratrive assistant, rather than a professional recruiter. For those of you who don't remember. Back in the old days you spent most of your time sourcing and recruiting and interfacing directly with the Hiring Managers. You didn't spend half your day tracking internal information on overblown ATS such as Peopleclick, Resumix and Teleo. which in my opinion is waste of a recruiter's time and talent. Sometimes I believe the computer has created a bunch of recruiters who don't have much in the way of people skills or recruiting skills for that matter.. Recruiters have been transformed into Data Processors,.no more, no less. Frankly, ask most recruiter, who are honest about their jobs and they will tell you that they hate using ATS because it takes them away from the core responsible...RECRUITING. They do it for the hierarchy,who were sold a bill of goods by the ATS companies. And frankly most HR Executives and CEO don't even know how much time and money has been wasted on this technology.
My best to you all! Mike!