“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Quote  —  Posted: February 13, 2014 in Culture Branding

I love recruiting.  Most good recruiters really love it, which is probably why they are good at it.  Or maybe they love it because they are good at it.  Either way, I really love it.  In my new role I get to work with some junior recruiters and recruiting interns, which is an entirely new experience for me.  What I have learned so far working with these newbies is I have a lot o knowledge to share but I am missing the proper vessel to share.  It’s not that I don’t like sharing.  It’s not that I don’t want these folks to learn.  It’s that I get so wrapped up in the day to day of my own role I forget to give back.  It’s a shame really, because lots of folks shared with me in order to get me here today.  Anyways. I am committing to start writing a bit more as an effort to help me think more about sharing with the team, and to give them a resource (even if it is a shoddy one like this) to turn to for help.

I figured I would start with recruiting – the basic.  This isn’t a step by step process, this isn’t a series of questions to ask, and this for sure isn’t science.  This is what has worked for me, so I hope it helps.

Recruiting can be boiled down to one simple concept, relationship building.  The best recruiters are the best relationship builders, flat out.  If you can build relationships quickly, and genuinely, than you can be a great recruiter.  Good recruiters can check all the boxes, ask all the right questions, and find good matches.  Great recruiters build relationships that make the matches easier, that make the good times great, and the bad times bearable.  What we do is a roller coaster.   There is nothing better than the thrill of making an offer and having it accepted.  There is nothing more stinging than a candidate going dark or accepted a counter offer.  Relationships make both scenarios better.

If you want to know if you are a good relationship builder just ask your self when was the last time you got a high five.  Seriously.  Nothing exemplifies a great relationship better than a great high five.  If you’re not getting high fives, you’ve got some work to do!

The History of the CV


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Video  —  Posted: February 28, 2013 in Culture Branding
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One of the common complaints by job seekers is not hearing if a job has been filled. In this hyper-legal sensitive world feedback is shrinking, and questions and complaints are growing. If you want to see if that job you thought you should have gotten was filled, use the internet to help you. It’s easy, well sometimes.

Here’s how.

Just go to LinkedIn and search for the company you were interested in. Once you click on their page you can see on the right side all the people who are on LinkedIn that work there and the various degrees of separation you are away from them.  Now, just click where it says “see all”.  This will bring up all the people who work at the company you had pegged to be your next employer.  I know, not rocket science just yet, but hang with me for a sec.  Now, in the search bar at the top left your your new screen, type the title of your job and ta-da.  You will see a list of people with that title at the company that you are checking in on.  More likely than not, if you click on these profiles, you will find one that has been in the position for a short time.  If so, sorry.  It’s time to move on.  If not, keep faith alive, you still have a shot!
I know you wanted the recruiter to call you back, or the hiring manager to tell you the truth.  But in case they don’t, this simple trick might give you a small piece of mind.

Accenture has launched a tool called Career Coach.  This is a pretty great idea to help give back a bit to folks making their way in a career search.  Hats off to Accenture for going the extra mile to help people.

If you are a job seeker just starting out, or slightly more experience and looking for tips and advice, this is a great resource.

CLICK IT: Accenture Career Coach