Emily Gordon's Blog (3)

10 things you hate to ask, but should

What you don’t ask may come back to haunt you! 10 questions every recruiter hates to ask.

How many times do we look to fill our job vs. work as a trusted advisor with our clients and consultants?

It is almost a protective human instinct to shy away from the hard questions or those that we don’t want to know the answer to.  In the business of placing candidates in jobs, we often look for the reason to say yes and avoid all the reasons we should say no.  Saying NO can make…

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Added by Emily Gordon on August 30, 2012 at 8:53am — 20 Comments

I wouldn’t hire you as my recruiter…and neither would you!

Have you ever gotten the call from a friend because you are a recruiter and they need a job? As the conversation unfolds and you hear the woes of the market, the reason the current job has wronged them, and all the other reasons the work world is not kind to them. Admit it, in the back of your mind you are thinking… NO WAY is this person getting a new job anytime soon. They have to change their mindset.   

Why then do we exude the same behaviors and expect to be that GO TO person for…

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Added by Emily Gordon on December 21, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

What Summer Camp taught me about being a Recruiter

When I was a kid I spent my summers at camp in Northern Michigan.  I loved it, and made lifetime friends there. What I didn’t know is that it would shape me into the recruiter I am today. 

If you ever went away for camp you had the preparation of packing, making sure to include just the right items. This was very hard for a teenage girl, guessing what people from all over the country would think were cool clothes, the right music etc. So you would try to prepare by talking to last…

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Added by Emily Gordon on November 21, 2011 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

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