So, how long have you been recruiting? Actual recruiting? I am proud to say I started in 1996. Next?
1994, no internet then, all resumes were faxed. I don't miss that!
2009, joined my husband's recruiting company. His start was about 1992 with an employment agency so luckily he had plenty of experience and lots to teach me.
I have been recruiting since 1995. My own business since 1997
In 1996, when you proudly started recruiting -- I officially incorporated as an independent recruiting & university relations consultant. That was after twenty-four years of recruiting roles in: the military; a not-for-profit and corporate America.
In 2013 I’m going on forty-one years in actual recruitment efforts that have touched on several industries and a multitude of disciplines, levels and geographies. And the people – the individuals & teams – the hiring managers – the diversity – the networks – the schools – the scar tissue - the projects -- the politics – etc. -- all reverberate just now answering this, so basic a question, on recruitingblogs.com.
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…and so it goes for recruiters who actually proudly recruit.
Damn. Y'all are making me feel like the youngster I am. 2006-2007 for me, 6 months out of college
1995, Lots of situations! I remember faxing resumes too~
I remember people "collecting" CV's off the fax machine and accusing each other of taking candidates! Working with doctors and 10+ page CV's was so fun then.....That was of course when smoking was allowed in the office. I didnt smoke, but there were cigars and pipes...and cocktail lunches....seems like yesterday.
1997 (faxed and hand delivered resumes)
1995, I had a rolodex the size of a soccer ball with giant index cards with all of my recruits information. Some days I kind of miss the simplicity of the rolodex cards, but love love online recruiting. It never occured to me back then that we would have access to so many candidates and we could turn around a hire so quickly. Wonder what it will be like in another 20 years.
For me, in the 80's. We were opening new stores (for Target, then later TJ Maxx, and BCF). We would literally "go shopping" for our store managers in Department stores, like Buffums, Bullocks, May Co, and Orbachs. Anyone here old enough to remember those? I would ask to speak to the manager. After a few shopping trips, with my hands loaded with names and numbers, would get more names and numbers from them. I remember the first time I posted a job on what we called "The Monster Board". We gave them a fax number to send the resumes to. We were so worried. We still posted jobs in the newspaper, because we didn't believe that anyone would see the posting "ON THAT INTERNET BOARD"....lol.. Oh my.. Now I feel old!