Posted on Jun 18, 2018
I have been in recruiting for over two decades and there is no question about it; this is a candidate driven market. The most sought-after candidates don't stay on the market long, they are receiving multiple offers and counter-offers and many times significant pay hikes in the process. If you are a high performing candidate willing to entertain another opportunity, the equation appears to be simple, find a role that is better than your current position, and wait until you find it, or it comes along. This is a great market to be in, but it won’t always be this way, the employment market mov...
Posted on Dec 12, 2017
I arrived at my client meeting well prepared and excited about the opportunity to present my company’s services to this hard-won prospect. After many calls and emails, the CEO finally agreed to see me. Having researched the company, they seemed to be right in the vertical I was most familiar and of a size that would undoubtedly require our services.
Posted on Dec 04, 2017
You would think with all the technology at our fingertips hiring cycles would be getting faster but there not. It could be the uncertainty in the market or the uncertainty the hiring manager is experiencing in their own job. What if I make a mistake? How will it impact my company? How will it impact my reputation as a manager?
Posted on Dec 01, 2017
Most candidates know they need to ask questions during interviews but some questions are just hard to ask. I call these pin questions. Pin questions float like an invisible balloon in the interview room and candidates hesitate to ask them. They worry. Asking these types of questions may make them appear too direct, confrontational or even threatening. The real reason you don’t ask them is because like a sharp pin they might burst your wonderful floating balloon that this is a perfect opportunity for you.
Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Today, looking for a job has become more complex than its ever been. It is extremely difficult to stand out from other applicants and the role of the recruiter when there are a multitude of applicants is to find reasons not to put candidates forward as hiring managers are demanding to see near perfect fit candidates only.
Posted on May 29, 2017
Congratulations you have an interview and an opportunity to sit in the hot seat! The dictionary describes an interview as a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person. Nowhere does it say an interview causes stress, anxiety or uneasiness. Yet you will find that most candidates stress out before, during and after an interview.
Posted on May 29, 2017
The hot seat is sizzling and it is time to prepare our material for the dozen questions you will need to master for your interview. You only have one chance to make a great first impression so lets get cracking! After reading the short question, jot down your initial thoughts. These notes will be used later to shape your full answer. Structure is needed to eliminate any ‘scrambling’ at the last minute.
Posted on May 28, 2017
Confucius said, do what you love you will never work a day in your life. We’ve all heard this many times and while it’s a wonderful thought I don’t believe its all that true. I say that because I know from experience that all jobs done well are simply hard work, that’s exactly what makes them stand out amongst all the jobs that are accomplished in mediocrity safely inside our comfort zone.
Posted on May 24, 2017
I have a new marriage with my phone. I made 68 calls yesterday and the heat from the phone alone could warm any cold call you could imagine. I enjoyed the conversations greatly, candidates want to work with a ‘top’ company and clients want to work with a ‘top’ recruiter.