If you've worked with a recruiter before (or are one like us), you probably know the s*** recruiters say. Every now and then, it's fun to poke at the cliches heard around the office. Some phrases Betts Recruiting has come up with includes:
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Initial Call with Candidate:
-Hey Richard its Ashley with Betts Recruiting, how are you?
-No not best, Betts – B-E-T-T-S
-Happy Monday! Happy Tuesday!
-Hows your week? You hangin in there?
-So I found your LinkedIn and I want to chat.
-Your resume is spot on
-Listen, I know you’re killing it at ____. I just want to understand what it would take for you to make a move.
-I take my direction from you.
-It’s a good to cast a wide net
-What are the top 3 things you are looking for?
-So what’s your biggest weakness?
-Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
-What did you W2 last year?
-What’s your social if you don’t mind me asking?
-Can I have your address?
-Why don’t you have your address on your resume?
-How old are you? S*** sorry can’t ask that…when did you graduate?
-Are you willing to commute an hour and a half?
-When you think about it, an hour and a half isn’t that long
-you can listen to the radio
-listen to a book on tape
-be one with your thoughts
-catch up on email
-How do you feel about relocating?
-How does your wife feel about downsizing to an apartment in the city?
-you can walk everywhere
-lower property taxes
-closer to me, just kidding
-Are you willing to take a small step back to take a big step forward?
-Are you willing to take a pay cut?
-What is the bare minimum you could live off of?
-So you took a sabbatical for a year and a half, how can we spin that?
-So you were an independent consultant, what exactly does that mean?
High level Opportunity Pitch:
-So I have an awesome opportunity for you.
-This is the hottest company in Silicon Valley
-They are the guys from Twitter.
-Their founding team went to Berkeley
-It all started in a dorm room at Stanford.
-The CEO went to Harvard
-These are the guys that founded Oracle.
-So have you heard of…Salesforce?
-This company is literally Facebook 6 years ago.
-I mean, anything is better than selling office supplies.
-They only 3 people there.
-You would be able to make a huge impact.
-They have 60 folks on board.
-It’s the perfect size
-It’s the perfect time to get in.
-They have over 100 employees now, this is no flash in the pants startup
-Do you really want to be a cog in the wheel at a company that size?
-They have a proven model
-They’re not a bunch of college kids – they know what they’re doing
-Everyone is under 30, really fun environment
-Candidate asks tough questions – Matt shows an “Oh shit” look on his face and says…That would be a great question for the hiring manager
-Awesome question, let me ask the client and get back to you
-Fantastic question – why don’t you take a look at their website
-You know what, I have absolutely no idea
-I would say their culture is work hard play hard.
-Definitely work hard play hard.
-They put in the hours, but know how to have a good time
-They work hard, but know how to party if you know what I mean
Candidate Pitch to Client:
-She is an absolute rock star
-She’s passively looking/in no rush/very selective
More Opportunity Pitch:
-They have beer on Fridays
-Huge equity play
-Ping Pong Tables
-You can literally make millions
-Millions (sing songy way)
-Yes I’ve had a lot of caffeine today
Asking for them to interview:
-What’s the harm in having a conversation?
-A quick call never hurt anyone
- I would love to throw your hat in the ring
Annoying the candidate:
-So sorry to call you on a Sunday (look on face like they really don’t care)
-I wouldn’t usually call so late, but I’m sure it’s more convenient for you
-Is this too early? I’m a morning person
-Sorry to catch you at work (person hangs up)
-I know you’re at work, this will only take two minutes
-Oops…I called you at work? My bad.
-I know I’m catching you on your desk line…
-You totally need to come to our next happy hour!
-Who doesn’t like free drinks?
-Would you write me a yelp review?
-How’s that Yelp review coming?
-Thanks for the Yelp review.
-I tweeted at you and haven’t heard back
-I recommend you follow everyone at the company on twitter
-Did you see my LinkedIn request?
-Good people know good people, so if you know anybody who’s looking…
-Who do you know?
-I need you five years ago
Candidate Questions/Skepticism of Candidate
-There might be a drug test will that be a problem?
-So your background check came back with assault…
-No your aunt is not a reference
-No we aren’t hiring for here…
-Like what are you going to wear?
-When I said it was a casual environment, I didn’t mean you should wear jeans to the interview.
-You didn’t get it
-They are going to pass
- I have good news
-She has two other offers on the table, but you’re his top choice
-Are you willing to pay for the right person?
-He’s a little bit outside the compensation range, but will hit the ground running
-Would I push you into something I knew wasn’t a good fit?
-So if you were to give me a rate of 1 to 10, where would you fall?
-So you’re going to take it?
-Time kills deals
-It doesn’t make sense for me to push you into a job and have you quit two months later
-This is a long term relationship, I’m more of a career coach than a salesperson
-If you’re not 100% on board, I’m going to pull you from the process
-I mean, can I accept the position on your behalf?
-I’m not trying to close you.
-I’m so excited.