reds a week?
I personally receive anywhere from 8-10 unsolicited phone calls from unqualified candidates per day and well over 100 unsolicited email resumes a week. Everyone of those people expects me to find them a job. We all know this is completely unrealistic. I work 12+ hours per day already and I'd definitely have to tack on an extra hour or so per day if I indulged everyone who reached out to me. When I say indulge, I mean having a thorough conversation to make the candidate feel like they received personalized attention.
Let's flip the script. When I call a hiring authority, I assume they are already inundated by other staffing professionals trying to make a living. The fact they don't respond isn't because they are unprofessional. In fact, I think it is quite to the contrary. That person earned the authority to make decisions based, in part, on their professionalism. Part of being a professional is knowing how to manage your time most effectively, while avoiding complete burnout.
When they don't respond, I assume it is because I took the wrong approach. I didn't do enough to stand out or I didn't think about WIIFM.
We have to remember that the hiring authority is the customer and, in this economy, they have many, many choices. I realize this can be frustrating, but pursuing business is a very competitive, strategic endeavor - survival of the fittest at its finest.…
sented like a world class performer. I don't really believe that we have the power to sell anyone an inferior product.
As to selling a reluctant candidate just to get a fee. I have never worked with a candidate who was so weak that any recruiter could sell them on something they really didn't want to do. I have worked with a lot of candidates who have concerns that need to be addressed. If I can help them get the information they need to make a decision about moving forward, my attitude is that I become a facilitator of information. I have heard a lot of idiot recruiters rattle on about how they "closed" a candidate. My take is that they simply supported the candidate to do what they wanted to do in the first place. The situations I have seen where some hot shot thought they actually closed a candidate who really didn't want the job resulted in a candidate who didn't start or got so much press from a hard sell recruiter that they called the employer direct and declined.
I do not believe for one minute that we have that much power over people who really don't want a job. We may be able to influence but I think it is narcissism in it's finest form to believe that we have the power to sell a client to buy a candidate they really don't want or sell a candidate a job they really don't want.…
e I checked, it is not possible to determine blood alcohol level from a photo, nor is it necessarily possible to gauge the exact date, time or circumstances of anything depicted in a photo. As long as someone is not clearly engaged in provable illegal, immoral or unethical behavior, I don't think anything else is relevant to the screening process.
Adult drinking a beer - legal
Acting silly & having fun - legal
Posting opinions on topics (even if controversial) - legal
I agree with Sandra, that anyone using any social site should be aware of how to establish proper privacy settings about what, if anything, they wish to be viewed publicly. Likewise, know the difference between each site an it's audience. LI is generally intended for professional networking. Facebook tends to be mostly used for personal, friends and family and social sharing. Twitter seems to be anything goes depending on each person's preferences. All of the others -- too many to care!
The part of this topic that constantly amazes me is the apparent lack of awareness that what goes on the internet stays on the internet. We all know this, just like we know cigarette smoking may cause unhealthy outcomes. So why does this issue continue to get so much attention as if that isn't plain old common sense by now. Most regular people shouldn't have much to worry about if they pay attention to that basic concept.
The most scandalous image anyone might find on my fb page is me and some friends enjoying some of Napa's finest grape products. The horror!!! …