on Professional Section Council. I have started 4 staffing operations from the ground up, 3 expansion offices for my previous partnership, and now my own. I have hired and trained professionals from entry-level recruiters, to Division President's. Now that I have stated my background, I would like to respond to your post.
There are habits that make a recruiter successful however, spending valuable time on the internet (like I am doing now) instead of investing in meaningful relationships with people (either in-person, or on the phone) will lesson the rate of success a recruiter has.
The way I teach our industry, there are only two categories of tasks one can do as a recruitment professional: A. Those that make you money B. Those that cost you money
As far as successful habits go, I would say - Be planned everyday before 8:00am (Target Accounts, Target Recruits, Client Visits, and Interviews), Cold Call everyday, Actively market your available candidates everyday, Recruit & Interview everyday, Build your bench of "A"-Candidates and stay in contact with them.
If you do this without fail, you can hire someone to manage your online presence - if that is of great enough interest to you.
Technology has changed, but by-in-large, the human condition has not.
Also - I just noticed above that you are not a recruiter. What is it that you do?
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eople working hard to make RecruitingBlogs.com a great site and we feel the time is really right to take things to the next level. I have known Josh a long time. I like him.
Press Release below:
Josh Akers Joins RecruitingBlogs.com as VP of Sales
Toronto, Ontario—August 24, 2009--- RecruitingBlogs, the social network for the recruiting industry, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joshua Akers to the position of Vice President of Sales. In this position, Mr. Akers will be a key point of contact for clients of RecruitingBlogs and a key member of the team responsible for the ongoing expansion and development of the rapidly growing site.
08.24.2009 – “We are very excited to have Joshua on the RecruitingBlogs team,” says Jason Davis, CEO of RecrutingBlogs.com. “Joshua is a respected industry leader who knows a lot about the recruiting and HR industries. Our clients will appreciate his understanding of their needs and commitment to the industry.”
Josh comes to RecruitingBlogs.com with over a decade of experience and significant contributions to the Online Recruitment and Human Resources Technology industries. Akers has worked for such notable companies as Arbita, Climber.com, JobsCentral.com, Beaker.com, NextSource and Monster.
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Account Executive to work out of their Center City Philadelphia location. This is strictly business development/management; you will have a talented, dedicated recruitment team servicing your clients' needs. Territory is Center City, Old City, University City & North East Philadelphia.Responsibilities:
Take over a tier 1 established territory & earn commission immediately
Develop new business & grow existing business within territory
Attend Networking Events
Assist in overall company expansion
Make Hot, Warm & Cold calls to potential clients
Schedule client meetings
Meet face to face with clients & potential clients and sell staffing services.
Proven track record of selling Staffing Services
Excellent Communication skills
Hunter + Get the job done + No excuses = Your Personality
Ability to perform in a fast paced environment
Strong Organizational Skills
Polished & Professional appearance
Four year degree preferred but not mandatory
Excellent Salary & Benefits....Salary is commensurate with experience: $30-75k Base +Commission This position is ONLY for serious candidates who want to be part of an amazing team, grow with a company and make a lot of money.For immediate consideration please send resume & salary expectations to email@example.com …
or highly motivated individuals who are goal-oriented, high achieving, have a keen interest in positive thinking/positive psychology, and want to be a part of a company that is making a difference. We are an International Media Production / Education Company specializing Entrepreneurial Education, Leadership training, and Human Interest Documentaries. We are expanding internationally. As a Media Production Company we are doing something that no one else is doing and we are looking for individuals that are passionate about creating lasting change in the world. We offer a business solution that allows people to start their own business. - Through our our personal development curriculum, and our documentaries, our mission is to inspire, empower and teach people how to live into their full potential in every area of their lives. Requirements: -Entrepreneurial - Serious about building your own business within our organization -Great communication skills - through phone, internet and in person -Fluent in English -Seasoned, but trainable -Passionate about being a part of something magnificent Based on your results, you will have the opportunity to develop your training skills and take on a leadership role mentoring new start up entrepreneurs. You will work from a home office on a commission based structure - profit sharing available. Note - This is not a salaried position-this is an opportunity to start your own business. Contact Debbie Ruston firstname.lastname@example.org…
port and operational people across the US in less than 3 years! That would meet the staffing of our PC retail stores. I did it but with a LOT of help from retained and contingency recruiters. My interviewing skills were quickly honed and I had a staff of 8 out looking for the key people.
The biggest problem was screening resumes and getting some initial information to weed out the people who didn't meet the initial specs. No internet, cell phones...ok we had the fax!
Since then I've been involved with a couple more people intensive start-ups and reorganizations and the use of the internet has greatly helped in the process.
Now I see the expansion of Facebook and LinkedIn as two primary (IMHO) sources to initially screen candidates. And this works both ways - the candidates can position themselves for the "ah hah" moment that occurs when a recruiter or hiring manager sees their profile.
Social media, in the next 3 years, will evolve as THE initial screening tool for recruiters / hiring managers. Yes...I agree that the phone conversations are key and that will be the next step after the initial contact via the social media introduction.
I helped the founder of www.vipe-power.com evolve his plan - take a look at that application that combines social media and the power of on demand internet video. We won't even recognize the processes of finding and be found in 5 years.…