If you want to get found by recruiters then you need to understand how they think! Bullhorn Reach released their 2013 North American Social Recruiting Activity Report and this information should help you understand how to improve your job search: [Read more...]
This blog has been inspired by two sources that I’ve encountered in the last two weeks…
The first is that I’ve recently seen a few online discussions and blogs questioning the need for commission structures in recruitment and the impact they may have on encouraging consultants to focus more on achieving a profitable “sale” and less on accomplishing a successful “hire” for a client.
Quite a few commentators suggested the problem wasn’t the commission per se but the application of the KPIs and targets by the line managers; being driven to focus on high call levels, targeting how many CVs have been sent out that week, measurement of numbers of interviews achieved and other such indicators causes recruiters to ditch ideas of quality or customer service and play a numbers game that can let down candidates and clients and thus creates a poor perception of the industry. [Read more...]
“You’re a recruiter… can you help me find a job?” / “You’re a recruiter… can I send you my resume?” / “You’re a recruiter… can we set up an interview?”
I hear these questions each and every day. Whenever a friend loses a job or decides to make a change, I always get a call. My LinkedIn inbox is full of such messages. This post might come across a little bit harsh, but I feel it’s time to dispel a common misconception.
A recruiter is not a job-finder.
In fact, there’s really no such thing as a professional job-finder. The closest thing might be resume writers, career advisors, career counselors, life coaches or outplacement service professionals but they’re not really job-finders. They might do things as part of their duties that help you find your next job, but it’s not their job to find you a job. Make sense? [Read more...]