be spread over one or more contacts with a candidate:
Establish interest- Briefly describe the job and the key experiences or competencies required for success. The point is to weed out those who are not qualified or interested immediately.
Set the agenda - Tell the prospect what you want to accomplish: you're going to ask questions about their background and experiences, that you're going to give them a chance to ask questions as well, and that based on the information you gather you'll make a recommendation about next steps.
Conduct the interview- Use the same set of questions for each candidate to ensure that you can subsequently compare the quality and content of each response. Unless you like throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks, you'll need to compare and rank your candidates for presentation to the hiring manager. There are lots of excellent "first interview" templates out there; one in particular is the 5&5 (attached). It covers all of the basics, and the transition of each question to the next is an easy place to end the interview early if you need to. You're welcome to use it and share it with others.
Answer the candidate's questions - Questions can tell you a lot about someone. The kinds of questions asked by candidates offer insights into how s/he listens and processes information, and may help you better understand that person's potential match with a company's work environment.
State your recommendations - Make sure you end the conversation by telling the candidate what will happen next. Your choices are simple: close them off ("Other candidates are stronger for the following reasons..."), put them on hold ("Yours was the first of several interviews scheduled for this position, and I'd like to get back to you on (day) with my recommendations if you're agreeable."), or move them forward ("I like what I've heard, and I'm going to recommend you strongly to the hiring manager for futher interview.").
Follow through on your commitments - This is crucial. You'll undo every ounce of your credibility with a candidate (and their sphere of influence/referrasl) if you don't.
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Hi, my name is Jennifer and I’ve worked in the staffing industry for over 10 years as a Recruiting Assistant. I’ve assisted some of the best recruiters and management teams, which has allowed me to know and see first hand what it takes to make a business successful.
My duties consisted of everything from face to face interaction with clients/candidates in the field to conducting background checks for employment and education references. I’ve had the opportunity to create job postings, screen resumes and interview qualified candidates for open positions.
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times in anyone’s life that they are perfect; one is at birth the other is when you right a resume; meaning 79% of resumes are falsified in one form or another.
I have found that most people do not know how to write a resume, for that mater how to market themselves. A résumé is not designed to market you it is designed to do only one thing; prompt a question- which is “how did you do that?” Most resumes are written from the writer’s point of view and that is one of the reasons they are so difficult to write. They should be written from the reader’s viewpoint, someone who does not know you from Adam’s old fox. In some cases does not even know what you do, so how do you get them to call? Why should they give up 1 and a half to 2 and half hours of their personal lives to talk to you? These are questions I ask candidates everyday.
One of the tricks I have use and trained over the years is a letter of introduction and 2-3 attached letters of testimony. I prefer instead of reference letters to use a letters of testimony. You will have to trust me that this a much better tool. I would be glad to supply an example by e-mail. I have a letter of introduction and 2-3 attached letters of testimony that is 98 % effect in getting a face to face over a resume. This is an awesome tool and sets you apart from the 43,000 other resumes in the pile.
As far as trying to change the way people conduct interviews. It is a comfort thing not a customary thing to use a resume. This process can be changed, I do it everyday with out a hitch… but to do it successfully is topic another topic for a different day. May you never forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith! Be well and stay happy. If I can be of service to you, I am only an e-mail away; I wish you a life to be proud of.
Legally Protected, Barbara Jones, President and CEO: an active member of MyLink500.com, TopLinked.com & a supporter of RecruitingBlogs.com. I am an open net worker. How can I make your day excellent? Portland, OR
http://www.linkedin.com/in/barbaraatapbglobaldotcom or barbara(dot)apbglobal(at)gmail(dot)com
PS: I wish you a life to be proud of; is not a statement it is a way of life and I do my best to live it.…
tion is an addition to the team and working from home office with extensive travel covering Midwest / Central USA (location open). The Field Service Engineer [FSE] is responsible for the implementation of the company systems at designated medical centers. This role is the primary liaison between the medical center and the company HQ for technical and training issues.
Job Description Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will be responsible for: Installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of optic-mechanical equipment in the field of medial devices. Provide product support, software and hardware, installation, operation & servicing training to customers. Conducts classroom, on-site and on-line (remote) training with the customer. Modifies, develops and maintains end-user training materials/guides. Develops and administers customer competency exams - including scoring exams, communicating results, and suggesting remedial action where needed. Facilitates system enhancement requests, system corrections, and customer issues in relevant software. Provides weekly status reports, maintains up-to-date database and field service reports.
Skill Required Technical professional with expertise in a healthcare regulated environment Bachelor degree in a technical discipline, with at least 5 years practical/field work experience in a technical healthcare environment and medical multi-disciplinary (mechanics, optics, electronics, software, etc.) devices. Demonstrated success in working with customers - mainly hospitals and private clinics, vendors, and leading cross-functional teams. Strong Interpersonal skills with Customer Service orientation and process orientation, problem solving & troubleshooting skills, and a firm commitment to quality operating with various computer software. Excellent presentation, communication and conflict management skills. Knowledgeable in the system design, build, testing, training, supporting and go-live activities. Provides weekly status reports, maintains up-to-date database and field service reports. Displays professional, team-oriented attitude to co-workers and customers. Ethics and Integrity - Strong interpersonal with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently away from the headquarters, peers and managers. Helpful demeanor and the ability to handle deadlines and cope with stressful situations. Willing to travel up to 80% to various medical facilities Initial training will be help in Europe for 3 weeks
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nity searches only rather than a countrywide search. Actually craigslist consists of over 500 craigslist sites in all 50 US states, and over 50 countries, in which each site has a unique sub-domain and content.
For example if you want to search for resumes in New York City, you have to select New York that will open a new page with a list of all cities, then you have to select New York City from the list that will redirect you to http://newyork.craigslist.org which includes resumes from New York City only. Now, to search resumes click on the resumes link at the bottom of the page, a new page will open up with two search options, either to search resume titles only or to search all the content of the resumes. If you are looking for local jobseekers then craigslist is a practical tool and an excellent source of resumes.
How to conduct a countrywide search on craigslist?
If you want to search for resumes anywhere in the US on craigslist, then you have to select the state, city and then the resumes section every time for the 500 different cities. I am sure no one will do this, it’s not practical and time consuming process. So is there an easier way to do this?
To overcome this time consuming process, the easiest technique is to use search engines to X-Ray craigslist using the site: command. For example, to do this on Google, if you are looking for a construction project manager then the search string will look like this:
site:craigslist.org “construction project manager” inurl:res
And if you are looking for resumes in a specific state then the search string would become:
site:craigslist.org ”construction project manager” (California | CA) inurl:res
Unfortunately, this search string will produce irrelevant results because this will return all the resumes that contain the word California or CA even if the jobseeker address is not in California.
How to use ReferYes Sourcer to search for resumes on craigslist?
Recently, ReferYes Sourcer which automates Boolean search strings added craigslist to its list of sourcing websites that includes the top social networks and search engines. ReferYes Sourcer handled this in two ways, the first way is by X-Ray searching on Google which I’ve explained earlier.
The other way that ReferYes Sourcer searches resumes on craigslist is by selecting the cities from a dropdown list which saves a lot of time and effort of going back and forth between craigslist sites. The question you might ask yourself now, if I can X-Ray craigslist why should I use the city search tool? The answer is simple, because if you are looking for more relevant results for a specific location then using the city search will return more reliable search results.
Now, to start searching for people on craigslist with ReferYes Sourcer go to: http://www.ReferYes.com/source_people.htm…
ty (Western New York)
Reports to: Plant Manager
Compensation: Competitive base salary and package (including upside bonus potential and full benefits). Relocation assistance (if required) will be considered.
This is an exceptional opportunity to join the rapidly growing team for an innovative manufacturing producer, supplier and marketer in the food processing and specialty products industries. The company is always seeking ways to improve its efficiency and customer base by growing with new initiatives, new customers and new opportunities.
This position is conveniently located in Western New York (Orleans County). For the "right" candidate this situation has wonderful long term potential with a trusted, well respected, quality minded and customer focused company that has been serving clients for over 45 years. The Manufacturing Specialist will develop new ideas, manufacturing / warehousing approaches and techniques to increase efficiency and productivity. This individual must work well with others and be highly self-motivated.
The company always has demonstrated unwavering dedication to customer service and a commitment to teamwork and high integrity. To this end, they have established a fun, respectful workplace in which their employees, intelligent, creative, open-minded individuals, can thrive. They have created a safe, healthy, professional culture that consistently encourages and educates their employees in a challenging and rewarding environment. The “right” candidate will have an important voice in shaping the company’s current and future manufacturing plans with autonomy and freedom to grow with a growing organization.
The Manufacturing Specialist will oversee special projects and all warehouse operations including budget management, staffing, inventory control, distribution of product to outside customers and re-direction of product for in-house customers, and safety compliance. The Manufacturing Specialist interacts directly with and must ensure excellent outside and inside customer satisfaction through efficient and timely coordination of order receipt, scheduling, shipping and record keeping accuracy.
Staff, organize, and directs operations within a warehouse and manufacturing setting to effectively manage the receipt, storage, selection, packaging, loading, and shipping of products to customers.
Follows established operational procedures for activities such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping inventory current
Plan department functions to schedule the prompt delivery of finished products and receipt of raw materials (in the amount ordered) ensuring that products, parts, (or supplies) are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient and timely manner
Confers with department heads to ensure coordination of manufacturing and warehouse activities such as production, records control, and purchasing.
Coordinates the logistics of materials movement for production purposes with the Materials Coordinator and outside warehouses (as needed)
Reviews documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, distribution orders and procedure manuals ensuring that all activities are carried out as per documents and instructions.
Screens and hires manufacturing and warehouse personnel
Issues all appropriate work assignments
Controls costs through productivity of personnel, efficient utilization of operations, storage space, and proper protection of stored materials
Maintains accurate records of inventories and location for production control and cost accounting purposes
Recommends manufacturing and warehouse material storage handling equipment needs and replacement (as needed)
Responsible for enforcing company policies of conduct and safety and initiates disciplinary action and terminations when needed
Identifies the root causes of any product loss and takes corrective action
Responsible for sanitation and cleanliness of responsible areas as well as all outside areas of the facility (i.e., best practices in facility management)
Work Experience Requirements
Food manufacturing experience is preferred (but is not mandatory)
5-10 years in a manufacturing environment related to Plant Operations, Warehousing, Inventory Control, Facility Management, Sanitation and Logistics
Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel, Word and Outlook
Knowledge of SAP is beneficial
Knowledge of Microsoft “Dynamics” and “Navision” is beneficial
History of working with vendors during installation of new operations/warehouse software including barcode scanning and RF implementation
Excellent math and analytical skills
· Proven advanced leadership and development skills
· Cultivate and maintain favorable relationships with vendors, work crews, employees, and industry contacts.
· Support the supervision, hiring, development and training programs for new manufacturing / warehousing recruits and employee additions
Ability to manage and react to day-to-day operational requirements in a professional and timely manner
Excellent communication, problem-solving and analysis skills along with the ability to provide clear and concise details regarding cause and effect, both verbally and in writing
High degree of attention to detail in all job functions
Ability to follow instructions and set the example on the safe use of all industrial and warehouse equipment (e.g., forklift)
Ability to work effectively with all levels of the workforce and management
Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision
Bachelors’ degree (i.e., engineering or equivalent) desired along with a minimum of 5 years experience working in a manufacturing environment. Training in HACCP and GMP (i.e., Good Manufacturing Processes). A combination of education and work experience may be acceptable in lieu of a degree.
Description of the Ideal Candidate:
· Experience in manufacturing / warehousing accountability, multi-channel product distribution, planning and organizational management.
· Accomplished professional with proven experience in leadership, as well as growing, managing and mentoring superior manufacturing / warehousing teams.
· Results-oriented, intelligent, decisive leader with proven success in continuous improvement, strategic thinking, conflict resolution and problem-solving.
· Ability to think "outside the box", to sell ideas and to make things happen.
· Strong understanding of food ingredients manufacturing, biotechnology solutions with knowledge and experience in warehouse operations and plant construction.
· Highly organized, detail oriented with follow through on commitments
· Excellent communication skills – written and oral
· Engineering background is a definite plus.
Why This Company is a Great Place to Work:
The company has a strong history of providing quality service and commitment to excellence to its customers They differentiate themselves from the competition, by doing the job right and always putting the customer and customer needs first. They develop lasting relationships by listening to clients and partnering with their clients.
The company places a very high priority on attracting and retaining quality people by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a safe, respectful work environment. The company prides itself in working very hard at having the best communication skills in the marketplace with the CEO and President leading the way by setting the right tone and direction. Outstanding employee contributions are rewarded in kind.
The company remains committed to providing the best possible climate for development for all employees while seeking to maintain a spirit of teamwork where individuals continually work together to attain a common goal. Whenever possible, the company will continue striving to improve its workforce by promoting capable and qualified employees (from within) and, hiring and retaining the best and brightest people available.…