Much of a recruiter’s professional life is spent seeking out prospective job candidates, reviewing resumes and qualifications, while trying to discover new ways to find people. Talent Acquisition leaders extract specified information through a series of what should be engaging questions leaning more towards conversation than interrogation, in an effort to unfurl the individual’s […]
Years ago, people wanted to stay with one company for their entire careers. It was a badge of honor. Working for one company meant you could adapt and overcome. You could learn and grow. It signified loyalty which was rewarded by advancement and greater compensation. Follow the rules. Bury your head. Do what you’re […]
Recently, I received an email introduction from a prospective job candidate. With a quick review of our system, I realized I already knew the individual. Not really “knew”, but “knew” as in we were connected on several networking platforms and had exchanged at least one message months earlier.
Time invested in connecting without follow through […]
Opportunities don’t just come along. They must be cultivated, developed, and attracted. It takes time and commitment to find the right fit for any situation.
It’s an inherent flaw in the employment process. Too many individuals wait until they are in a desperation mode before establishing contact with prospective employers.
Individuals who remove themselves from the […]
If you are seeking new employment, you have likely labored for quite some time; contemplating the pros and cons, wondering whether there are better options, and fearing that your value in the market is not what you thought it was. The uncertainly can permeate your job search, and affect your performance throughout the interviewing […]
Too often, we hear from candidates who want to get out of their current industry. They want new challenges, and they want to take their existing skills and experience elsewhere. In theory, it sounds plausible. It reality, it’s a huge mistake.
Competition is fierce. No doubt about it. Companies are aggressively hiring and struggling to […]
With origins in mythology and astrology, the term “Dog Days of Summer” came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after the alignment of Sirius with the Sun. During this time – July 3 to August 11 – Sirius, aka the Dog Star, is the sky’s brightest star; visible from any part […]
You are not special. You’re just another cog in the wheel. Some of the most successful companies in the world have grown into well-oiled machines. They operate as behemoth mechanisms, void of individuality, easily plugging in one person for another without much of a hiccup.
For large companies, driven by proven systems and functioning on […]
Traditional recruiting has been about filling the funnel. Find the candidate pool. Fish the pond. Applicant to hire ratios, cost per hire, assessments, job postings, and diversity advisory groups each provide great fodder for analysis. Truly, they do. They are tools and resources used to decipher an age-old quest, “How do you find right […]