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Hope you are doing well. All your kind words are appreciated. Please don't hesitate to reach out if I can ever be of assistance.
All the best,
InterviewBest is still operational. However, we are expanding to a new and larger web site and the URL is being transferred over so the site is down. I am holding my breath and hoping it will come on line soon. It has to do with how fast the Domain gods switch the URL over.
I am the “Admin” for the Recruiters On LinkedIn group, www.recruitingblogs.com/group/linkedin. You have recently joined and this is a "welcome" to the group and "here is how it works".
Over the past year I have been experimenting how best to facilitate members being able to connect with each other. Some want to connect with everyone and some are looking for a few meaningful connections.
1-2 times per week I send a group introduction message with 10-15 new members and reintroducing others.
What this means for you is simple, do you wish to be introduced to the group?
You have 4 options from which to choose:
(A) “Open Networker” with name, email address, and LinkedIn URL as you want to connect with anyone and everyone.
(B) “General Introduction” with name and LinkedIn URL as you are specific about who you want to connect with.
(C) “Lurker” no announcement will be made as you want to be on the sidelines connecting with people as you wish.
(D) “Super Open Networker” which is (A) plus having your contact information on the group page.
A caution on the “Open Networker”, you may be inundated with invitations to connect. For some this is exactly what they are hoping for and others this could be a pain.
I do ask, if you receive invitations from members you do not want to connect with that you “Archive” the message versus “I don’t know” so the sender is not penalized by LinkedIn although how you handle this is up to you.
Again your options are (A), (B), (C), (D).
Please include your LinkedIn URL and email address you prefer to receive invitations and send to email@example.com
Thank you for your time.
To your success,
In all honesty, my life would be a lot easier making placements if clients weren't always trying to make offers at the exact point of perfect pricing (i.e. $1 less and they don't accept; $1 more and we are throwing money out the window . . . etc.). Entry-level TPRs don't understand this, and many entry-level HR Recruiters don't either . . . I often see ourselves being labled as trying to 'get more' out of the hiring company to increase our fee. Nothing could be further from the truth. I mean, 25% on $2000 (to make a candidate very, very, very happy and feel they have a solid offer from a company that loves them) is peanuts to us . . . but makes all the difference in the onboarding psychology of the candidate. Would you agree?
However, if I remember right, what I was alluding to is how great recruiters are salespeople, first and foremost (although, again, I don't think the original post was about salesmanship - it was more about doing the right thing and not trying to squeeze every last penny out of an offer; know what I mean?) The analogy I made (if I remember right) was how great recruiters understand that they have to hustle . . . they have to stay on the grind . . . just like lil' Duffle-Bag Boy on the corner slingin' rocks. Now, that's not to say we have to *act/behave* like a dealer (used car or drugs, etc.) . . . but it means we have to always have our wheels turning mentally . . . and we have to be as opportunistic as we can.
Anyway, in closing, I realized I should have read the original post before posting a jokin-response first! I say that because I was more playing with you (knowing you'd laugh or refute me :) ) instead of actually reading the original post first. Shame on me for that :) I was moreover trying to get a joke going with you! :)
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