ff it up that we create the looks that remind me of the look a dog gets when you make a high pitched noise.
I sent a tweet to a kid the other day asking if he was interested in a job in Dallas or if any of his friends might be. He came back and said the he had another year before he graduated but he would ask his colleagues. Colleagues??? I thought college kids had buddies, friends and frat brothers. Colleagues indeed, you are a baby programmer, you have geek buddies or at best fellow students. Doctors and Scientists have colleagues and only after they have been out of fellowship for a few years. My word picture was some goofy kid in tennis shoes with his baseball cap on backwards with sunglasses on his head saying, "Hello colleagues, any of you giving consideration to Dallas after you matriculate. Crap!
ould have lasting value if they are compiled in a "free" eBook).
Since I'm Mr. Touchy-Feely, I guess I'll use the word "compassion" in my tip.
In the words of my buddy and pal, Tim Sanders (who has no clue who I am), "By expressing compassion, you create an experience that people remember. When people remember you, it's good for your business."
The truth is, we're marketing ourselves 'every day.' How do we differentiate ourselves in such a way that we create 'unforgettable experiences' for our clients? By caring (deeply) about what we do and how we do it, and for whom we are doing it. Yep, that's where the word compassion comes in.
When I create an unforgettable experience for my customer/candidate, I am (in a sense) reaching out and grabbing their humanity and making it impossible for them to think about anybody else (besides me) in the context of recruiting.
Be bold enough - and care enough - to be unforgettable.…
lves rather than selling it to others, or only selling it to you for $50,000 but being my buddy so selling it to me for $500.
Mark Spencer said:.com is where its at, or .co.uk if in the UK. all the new .whatevers will never be as established as .com
I don't see how toyota making a toyota.jobs domain will impact our revenue, if anything it will waste their time and money, and then they come back to us for the candidates!!!!
s and use that themselves rather than selling it to others, or only selling it to you for $50,000 but being my buddy so selling it to me for $500.
Mark Spencer said:.com is where its at, or .co.uk if in the UK. all the new .whatevers will never be as established as .com I don't see how toyota making a toyota.jobs domain will impact our revenue, if anything it will waste their time and money, and then they come back to us for the candidates!!!!
Fair point, but the argument still rests on the assumption that .jobs will be successful - for me, I think it is too specific to be successful- .org is good because only certain organizations can use it, .ac.uk, .gov or .edu the same. but .jobs just sounds a bit cheap to me.
On another note, would it not be classed as some sort of price fixing?
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nd added a few “buddies”.
As expected, the resources and tools at WA are extensive and although I have spent literally several hours pouring over the information, I have not even scratched the surface. I did manage to obtain a free domain through 1&1 and setup free web hosting on the Wealthy Affiliate server so I now have my first free website. Since hosting is free at WA, my only cost for additional websites will be for the domain name but there is also a domain “alias” feature that allows you to create additional domains at no cost. I am going to check that out today and will report back.
I can’t say that the website design tool that WA uses and the web hosting portal were simple at first but I think most of that was because I have chosen to try and move forward on my own without reading the instructions… After reading instructions for both, I was easily able to create and upload my first website.
My plan is to tell other recruiters about Wealthy Affiliate and also see if I can use the internet marketing tools at WA to help generate income by marketing services and information to some of the engineering and healthcare clients I have had over the years.
I have chosen the PPC (pay-per-click) advertising method since I have used it in the past (unsuccessfully I may add) and need to learn why. Plus, it’s much faster to see results then trying to promote a site by writing articles and you have more control over the process. The downside of course is that you have to use your own money to pay for the “clicks” so hopefully, with all of this training; I will do better at it this time!
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t based some conversations with TPRs who were voicing frustrations about those points. Hope it sheds a little light.
Ken - I will do my best. :)
1. Sometimes... sort of working on one of those now. Difference is I found him, as opposed to him coming to us by way of agency. Are they more likely to create a job since he's "free"? Maybe. If he had a 20K fee attached I'm not sure we'd be doing what we're doing. Not saying it's fair, just is what it is, right?
2. I personally have no problem with TPRs communicating with hiring managers, so long as everyone is being realistic. If a hiring manager wants to advocate for a TPR and doesn't mind taking a hit on his/her budget on the fees, I'll champion that - if it makes sense. What drives me nuts is some low level manager who doesn't even HAVE a budget trying to get his drinking buddy some business, just because they're pals. I'm not the problem in that scenario. :)
3. Trust me - this corporate recruiter is not cheap. :) It's not that companies don't want to pay for talent acquisition, it's just they pay differently... No one is paying Hyundai prices for BMW's... internal OR external.
4. God I hope not. :) There will ALWAYS be a place for excellent headhunters. Not all internals can direct source from competitors (some may call that "poaching", I call that "doing my job") and some excellent talent will only work w/ savvy TPRs for confidentiality, among other reasons. There's room, rightfully so, for all of us at the table.…
fillable positions these days?There is no tool ever created which will enable me to work with companies who can find candidates on their own through technology/tools/social media, don't have a budget to pay fees, have a hiring feeze, laying off, and overrall resistant to working with 3rd Party Recruiters.Now you can talk all you want about having "a book of contacts," or "I'm so good at what I do companies choose to work with me," or "I can do more things and better than Corporate Recruiters." Very nice. You're in a boutique specialty area where your services are still in demand. But the Earth has shifted for many, including yours truly. As good as you are, and as good as your clients know you are based on past performance/reputation, sooner or later when your high level best buddy connection tells you they're no longer paying fees able to find candidates on their own you'll join the ranks of the rest of us impacted by technology and globalization/offshore outsourcing/insourcing H1-B's.So, please, spare me the tools/technology pitch. I can find candidates, if they actually exist based on the hiring criteria. The name of the game is fillable job orders. There's incredible fee resistance and it's growing. And I guarantee, no matter how immune you happen to think you are, it will find you impacting your business sales as soon as your clients can identify and contact the same once, but no longer, passive invisible candidates you can. "Not all candidates are on LinkedIn?" Through technology, they will in time.
Just my five cents........…