ment, Marketing and IT roles. These types of roles need heavy phone sourcing time. I built my pipeline of names and resumes I collated from our Online resume extractor and began calling. Found a great candidate - his resume read like the job description word for word. I said wow... this is the guy - Perfect fit! (Online resume about 4 months old)
The call goes as follows:
Answered : "Hello?"
Me: "Hi may I speak with Joe (Blank)?"
Answered: "what is this regarding to?"
Me "I came across Joe's resume and wanted to speak to him about a wonderful opportunity"
Answered: "I did not know Joe posted his resume online soooo strange"
Me: "Well he did... seems that Joe might be a perfect fit for this opportunity. Is Joe available to speak?"
Answered: "I'm afraid he is not available... you see... Joe suffered a massive heart attack while using the toilet" - " Sorry dear"
Me: "oh I'm so sorry for your loss Ma'am... when did Joe pass away?
Answered: 3.5 months ago... but I would like to know who posted his resume?
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e afterwards, and told my boss. She immediately got on the phone to personnel to request the paperwork for Long-Term Disability coverage for me.
That afternoon, the Director of HR came into my office and called me into the conference room next door. In the room were the Employee Assistance Program counselor, with whom I'd been discussing my stress issues, and two rather large men from security. I was told that, due to reorganization, my position was being eliminated, but they were going to pay for my COBRA for one year because of my medical report, AND gave me three months' severance pay.
My assistant was only told I was "leaving to pursue other opportunities" and the people I was working on projects for weren't even told I was gone. One of them called me -at home- the following week, wondering where her project was.
My boss was in tears.
Two weeks later, my job was listed in the newspaper. So much for "being eliminated"
I sued for wrongful termination. I won, but not till after I lost my home.…
heir scores were bad. One of them said, "it would have been a lot faster and better if we had not had to "hit one and drag old Alice", "hit one and drag old Alice".
It's my humble opinion that recruiting is not a team sport. It's more like a horse race, there may be several horses who finish in the money but there is always one winner. You have a decision to make. If you are as good as you think you are, hang out your own shingle and prove it. If you want to continue to"hit one and drag old Alice" because there is no "I" in team keep in mind that old Alice died on the 12th hole.
The alternative is find a "recruiting firm" who compensates recruiters like the race horses they are and not like a "team of plow horses pulling together for the benefit of whoever trained them to pull the plow."
Of course there is always or in most cases, that pesky little thing called a non compete that has sent many a good recruiter into corporate recruiting positions for a sabbatical until the terms of the non compete were satisfied.…