Companies like that I coach job seekers, and job seekers like that I consult with employers.
Having a foot in both worlds means I don’t forget what it’s like on both sides of the aisle. It’s like recruiting bi-partisanship. But every once in awhile, I take sides.
This is one of those times. Job seekers, this is for you.
For decades, there has been a disconnect between what recruiters (Mars) say and what candidates (Venus) hear.
A recruiter, for example, says “I’ll be in touch if anything comes up…” and a candidate hears, “That went well, they’ll call soon!” This level of miscommunication – often caused by a recruiter saying what they need to say to keep the conversation positive and the candidate hearing what they want to hear – eventually leads to frustration, anger and a much-longer than necessary job search…
For many companies, hiring the best and the brightest is not an option — it’s an absolute necessity. They are all working from the same playbook: “Only hire ‘A’ players.” Of course! Who doesn’t want people who have the talent, skills and drive to make a company successful?
So… how can you be recognized an a top performer? As an ‘A’ player?
As corporate recruiters, we hear the misconceptions about who we are and what we do for a living. We want to set the record straight.
And since we are the ones that will ultimately be the person who decides to give you a job offer or not, so please take notes. Here are 10 things you probably don’t know about corporate recruiters… but you should…
During a job interview, there are five questions you must absolutely be ready to answer.
Why these five? Because recruiters and hiring managers have come to count on them as the best possible way to gauge your confidence, passion, sincerity and knowledge of the role for which you’ve applied as well as the mission of the company…
In the LinkedIn Group I run, I asked members to share any LinkedIn success stories they had, and many job seekers made comments that were fairly negative. I was surprised and not surprised at the same time, particularly when I looked at the Profiles of the members who were very negative.