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Congratulations new Recruiters! The market has picked up and so has the demand for fresh meat new recruiters. You have a lot to learn! Being a new recruiter is exciting and at times can be scary frightening. So here is a little list to get you oriented as you begin your new recruiting career


Talent Management System = Applicant tracking systems (AKA “black hole”)


Boolean Search Strings = Sacred secrets among nerdy sourcers


Social Networking = Linkedin (free)


Social Media Recruiting = Linkedin (fees)


Job boards = Active channels


Active channel = Monster, Careebuilder and other small job boards = Unemployed, contractors and visa sponsorship


Candidate profiling = Stalking


Active Job Seekers = Job stalkers


Job stalkers = Active Candidates


Active Candidates = “Apply Online”


Apply Online = Talent Management System (Black Hole)


Leads = Passive Candidates


Passive Candidates = Uninterested (unless you have high salaries)


Uninterested Candidates = “Rock Star” candidates (high salaries)


Hiring “Rock Stars” candidates = Internal salary gaps


Salary Gaps = High turnover


High turnover = Incremental headcount (or more internships)


Incremental headcount = Unrealistic hiring expectations

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Comment by Delores Ipms on January 22, 2011 at 2:55pm

Thanks for the laugh and I can't say that I would disagree. "Thesaurus" Its quite comical. I would have to say when looking back on the beginning of my recruiting days I cant say that I didn't learn these things pretty quickly, and unfortunately I didn't learn much or even half of what I was looking to learn by reading blogs, attending recruiting events or reading anyones book. I looked at these things mainly to confirm what I was already putting together on my own. 

Obvious challenges like...

How to sell a candidate to a company they may have already applied to?

How to cold call a perspective client?

Where to look for candidates who aren't looking?

How to make a client who isn't hiring?

All answers are at the top of your head and at the tip of your tongue: the HOW/APPROACH is all trial and error in the phone call and at that networking event. 

NO RECRUITER LIKES TO SHARE THEIR SCRIPT, and almost all will put on a front and say they don't have a script or a routine, they do!! To all the fresh meats if you wanna do some script training contact me ide be happy to share...exclusively. 


Comment by Jerry Albright on January 24, 2011 at 9:23am
Content = Nonstop string of rehashed job search tips.
Comment by Heidi on January 25, 2011 at 11:34am
Ohhhh this is good!!!! Love it!
Comment by Frank Brady on January 25, 2011 at 1:18pm
i would...=)
Comment by Sandra McCartt on January 25, 2011 at 1:29pm
Funny and so true.


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