nyone whose first comment to a recruiter is "You're a conman pimp." is unbalanced and best avoided.
On the other hand, I went to two dentists in a row who told me I had multiple cavities that they wanted to drill. I hadn't had any cavities for twenty-plus years and I brush my teeth 3x per day, at least. I actually went to the first dentist for about 10 years, and then he dropped the cavity claim on me.... I sought a second opinion, and the next dentist told me I had 7 cavities, and pointed them out to me as 'the white spots in the x-rays'. Obviously, they were crooks.
I went to another dentist, recommended by a friend, and he said "absolutely no cavities... you have great teeth." I've had no problems with him for over two years. Next time some loony candidate tells you all recruiters are unnecessary middlemen, say 'thank you for your opinion', walk away and find a sane candidate who appreciates your value... and think of dentists. Sure, some are crooks, but they are essential to Civilization and good ones are very valuable. Be the good recruiter!…
is area, I would love to talk to them.
Please contact me if you know of anyone that is interested or have them forward me their resume to AlisaRaney@immediadent.com.
Thank you very much for your time.…
s similar income levels, like dentistry, I think we can make constructive comparisons. I know that a lot of dentists I have met are corrupt and dreadful, and would drill my teeth in a second, even if I have no cavities, but was gullible enough to believe their lies. So, let's make that comparison, and think a little harder about it....
Out of curiosity, if anyone here knows hard facts, data, etc. Are there any websites where dentists post about their unpopularity? Show me.
By the way, my great great grandfather once met Billy the Kid in a bar in the old Wild West. Everyone else dove under the table, but my great-great grandfather calmly walked over to the bar and had a chat while everyone else was cowering on their knees. He didn't even know who Billy was, so he never thought to be afraid. That's my "Good, Bad, and Ugly" story, from the family history.
And, fortunately, I have found an excellent dentist, with very strong ethics... So there is hope for us all, even those a bit 'long in the tooth'.…
ly researching dental school alumni associations, (professional and trade as well) internal referrals, social media, etc, but just wanted to see if anyone could recommend maybe a list company or other strategy that they've had success with or anything else outside of the typical sources.
I appreciate any assistance and will respond to your comments timely!
th the doctor nor does a dentist take X-rays until after you have gone into their office. I don't know about anybody else but if I called a doctor or dentist and was told I needed to go to the lab for tests or X-rays before I was able to see either I would find another doc or dentist. If a doc, dentist, banker, architect, interior decorator called me soliciting me as a client then wanted my X-rays, test results, wanted to see my house or wanted the info about my property before I had decided for sure that I wanted to work with them they wouldn't get that information.
Let's not forget here, who contacted whom and how. If that banker sent you an email saying they wanted to possibly make you a loan, you emailed back that you were interested in speaking with them. They left you a voice mail trying to reach you and in the same message asked for information to do a credit check before you spoke to them. If a dentist or doctor emailed you soliciting you as a patient, you emailed back, they left you a message to go to the lab. In all of those situations a professional does not ask for personal information prior to at a minimum a phone call.
Keep in mind people, we work with hundreds of resumes. Each person only has one resume ( with a few notable exceptions). A resume to us is one of a hundred we may look at in a day, to each person it is their life story so they might be more than hesitant to put it in the hands of anyone they have not at least spoken with on the phone.
The act of sending a resume gives us de facto permission to represent, submit and act as agent for that person.
Let's be clear. There is nothing wrong with asking for a resume but asking for a resume from someone you are trying to recruit before they have a chance to speak with you is making the assumption that they want you to represent them,are interested in moving forward with your client and are in fact a fit for the job. Hubris in it's finest form or inexperience at worst. The objective in successful recruiting is to not risk making assumptions that get your nose slapped by either a candidate or a client.
The outcome of this example might have been totally different if mr. Jack Mehoff had taken the opportunity to speak on the phone for 10 minutes with a candidate he was trying to recruit who was expressing interest, give her full information about himself and the job before he asked her to give him permission to represent her. The outcome was, she thinks he is a jack wagon, he lost a potentially good candidate and she will talk about it. Timing and keeping in mind that a resume is a person's life story as well as permission to represent and not a word doc. Is in fact part of the candidate experience that we beat our gums about all the time.
Unless of course you are copying linkedin profiles and sending them to clients without speaking with the person. If you think there are not idiots doing that, you will run across it.
Recruiting is a different ball game from asking a person who reaches out to a recruiter to send you a resume.…
Recruiter charged with several felonies that include pimping and kidnapping a fourteen year-old girl. There is a possibility that the girl was used to entice recruits. Now that's collateral material.
While not related, the title was reminiscent of recent postings here on RecruitingBlogs.com. One simply questions, Is Headhunting Ethical? Simple question, yes. Simple answer? Not so much. We each approach this career differently, with a different POV. Fully grasping what is the right way or what is the wrong way will be as diverse for HR Professionals and Recruiters as the question, "What is your favorite ice cream?" I, personally, like Rocky Road the best and I would never call a candidate an applicant. To me, they are all candidates. A "candidate" has a better shot at being a "placement," than an "applicant" or a "recruit."
Figuring out what is best for you, best for your organization, is not so easy, nor should it be too difficult. It isn't always going to be crystal clear or cut and dried when it comes to making ethical decisions or performing "fair and objectively" as a recruiter.
I spent several years in the dental field before becoming a recruiter. My favorite position was working with a pedodontist, a children's dentist. The set of ethical practices for physicians and dentists is a bit more clear and stringent, as they are specifically outlined with potential of loss of license should they be violated. One time, the dentist anesthetized a three year-old patient in all four quadrants (upper right and left, lower right and lower left.) I had witnessed this in the past and was extremely uncomfortable with this practice. It was something, I had been taught in school, that was unethical due to the potential for injury (biting oneself while numb) but also difficult from which to recover.
After three such incidents, I couldn't continue to assist in this type of procedure and I called the doctor aside and told him that if he numbed a patient in that manner again that I would walk out. I could no longer participate in a practice that I abhorred. The dentist, in practice for thirty-five years, cocked his head and looked at me funny. The other assistant had worked for him for thirty years and had never called him out on anything. Who was I to do this now? He put his head down and said, "Alright, thank you for speaking up." What I deemed unethical and abhorrent had never been called into question in the past, not by my co-worker nor the ten plus assistants that had worked with him over the numerous years he had been in practice.
You have to know where to draw your own line and then do it. Our actions don't always result in felony charges but should that be what it takes to motivate behavior?