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Find a Job Like a Recruiter in 4 Easy Steps

Started Dec 13, 2016 0 Replies

When I was a kid in South Carolina, we were legally allowed to work as early as 14. I was chomping at the bit to get a job, mostly because I could get a workers permit and drive earlier than all of…Continue

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Don't Hire the Town Crier! (Recruit With a Private Eye)

When it comes to recruiters... don't hire the town crier!There's plenty of recruiters that can handle getting your job opening out into the global market. They post it on Indeed, CareerBuilder and LinkedIn. They post it on groups, they post it on their Facebook, they tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend...Then what's next? Hundreds of people start knocking on…See More
Jan 28
James Aiken posted a blog post

Don't Hire the Town Crier! (Recruit With a Private Eye)

When it comes to recruiters... don't hire the town crier!There's plenty of recruiters that can handle getting your job opening out into the global market. They post it on Indeed, CareerBuilder and LinkedIn. They post it on groups, they post it on their Facebook, they tell a friend to tell a friend to tell a friend...Then what's next? Hundreds of people start knocking on…See More
Jan 25
Mac McClellan commented on James Aiken's blog post 'The Top Five Strongest Interview Questions to Ask and The Importance of Understanding Aspirations'
"Thanks for the clarification.  Some HR departments become complacent with their process. I imagine especially so when they're very sure they're using the greatest process ever created :-) "
Nov 22, 2016
James Aiken commented on James Aiken's blog post 'The Top Five Strongest Interview Questions to Ask and The Importance of Understanding Aspirations'
"Hey Mac,You're probably right that they're not a new fad, but Human Resources teams typically push those emphatically. I still use them, but I don't put as much weight in general, kind of like you mentioned as not the only tool in the…"
Nov 22, 2016
Mac McClellan commented on James Aiken's blog post 'The Top Five Strongest Interview Questions to Ask and The Importance of Understanding Aspirations'
"Interesting post, and I like your five questions.  I'm puzzled by your comment regarding behavioral interview questions:  First I wouldn't call them a "new fad". They were the standard when I worked at Toyota in the…"
Nov 22, 2016
Nicholas Meyler liked James Aiken's blog post Why Millenials Hate Recruiters and How We Can Solve It
Nov 18, 2016
Nicholas Meyler commented on James Aiken's blog post 'Why Millenials Hate Recruiters and How We Can Solve It'
""Students feel they are the ones who will be most motivated to find themselves a job — so relying on a recruiter may seem counter-intuitive and counterproductive to students. Students, especially millennials, approach…"
Nov 18, 2016
Nicholas Meyler commented on James Aiken's blog post 'Why Millenials Hate Recruiters and How We Can Solve It'
""There is no excuse for not getting back to an active candidate in the interviewing process"  -- nonsense, bu##5**t, garbage. If candidates are so unmotivated to get a job that THEY can't assume responsibility for following up…"
Nov 18, 2016
Nicholas Meyler commented on James Aiken's blog post 'Why Millenials Hate Recruiters and How We Can Solve It'
"First of all, students (unless they are Post-docs) should never, never, never expect to find a job through a recruiter. That is ridiculous.  Secondly, if they are upset with recruiters, tell them to go to their "safe place" and stay…"
Nov 18, 2016
A blog post by James Aiken was featured

The Top Five Strongest Interview Questions to Ask and The Importance of Understanding Aspirations

Depending on the hiring manager, recruiter or human resources department - interviewers may not necessarily have as much time to interview as they wish. I've seen interviews that last from thirty minutes to a chain of interviews lasting eight hours. Regardless, interviewers need to make sure to take advantage of the time spent interviewing and more often than not, they ask questions that don't necessarily give a real understanding of the candidate.In a previous article I wrote about the…See More
Nov 18, 2016
Katrina Kibben liked James Aiken's blog post The Top Five Strongest Interview Questions to Ask and The Importance of Understanding Aspirations
Nov 18, 2016
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Nov 17, 2016
James Aiken posted a blog post

Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing Millennials

James Aiken, President of Legacy: Executive Search, shares secrets from his experience on talking with thousands of different candidates in the building materials market. The actions here have helped managers in the window/door manufacturing industry, carpet industry, lumber industry and building materials industry as a whole.Building Materials Executive Recruiter James Aiken Shares Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing MillennialsCommon "Solutions" to Retaining Millennials: - Increase…See More
Sep 23, 2016
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Sep 22, 2016

Profile Information

First Name
James
Last Name
Aiken
Country (Pick One)
United States of America
State (if Applicable)
South Carolina
Job Title (select one)
Consultant
Company
Legacy
Which industries do you work in now?
Basic Materials, Manufacturing
How many employees work at your company?
B. 2-10
Website
http://www.legacysearch.net
Blog
http://www.legacysearch.net/building-materials-recruiter-artic
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jpaiken
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/legacyGVL
Facebook Profile
http://www.facebook.com/legacysearch/

James Aiken's Blog

Don't Hire the Town Crier! (Recruit With a Private Eye)

Posted on January 25, 2019 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

When it comes to recruiters... don't hire the…
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Why Millenials Hate Recruiters and How We Can Solve It

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 3:11pm 3 Comments

Building Materials Recruiter James Aiken lists and details common complains from college-aged individuals when it comes to dealing with recruiters. Keep in mind, these same complaints often come up in other segments of the workforce - they are sourced from, but not exclusive to college students! 

I recently read through Elana…

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The Top Five Strongest Interview Questions to Ask and The Importance of Understanding Aspirations

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 3:00pm 3 Comments

Depending on the hiring manager, recruiter or human resources department - interviewers may not necessarily have as much time to interview as they wish. I've seen interviews that last from thirty minutes to a chain of interviews lasting eight hours. Regardless, interviewers need to make sure to take advantage of the time spent interviewing and more often than not, they ask questions that don't necessarily give a real understanding of the candidate.…

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Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing Millennials

Posted on September 23, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

James Aiken, President of Legacy: Executive Search, shares secrets from his experience on talking with thousands of different candidates in the building materials market. The actions here have helped managers in the window/door manufacturing industry, carpet industry, lumber industry and building materials industry as a whole.

Building Materials Executive Recruiter James Aiken Shares Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing…

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