Becki Dunaway's Blog (5)

Personality Tests Make the Hiring Decisions

Recently, someone I know went to a corporate website of a local firm in which they were interested.  The company posted a sales position and he clicked ‘apply’.  As part of the application process, he was forced to go through a 25 page questionnaire.  Inquiring Recruiter?  Yes, I HAD to know the details too.


The questions were all multiple choice and many were repeated in different variations.  Multiple choice questions are basically someone else’s ‘canned’ answers.  Remember…


Added by Becki Dunaway on January 25, 2011 at 3:13pm — 18 Comments

Thrown Under the Bus

On Monday my expertise gave sound advice to a group of unemployed at a church employment networking meeting. For once in about a year I felt needed….like my expertise in recruitment was valued again. It was a great feeling!…


Added by Becki Dunaway on November 12, 2010 at 2:52pm — 6 Comments

What happened to the follow up?

Any unemployed Recruiters out there who are as annoyed as I am with what you see happening out there? I realize that companies have scaled back. For some firms, to be able to have a Recruiter at all, they have had to hire junior level recruiters who are cheaper. You get what you pay for! But now these junior people are in charge of finding talent. However, these so called…


Added by Becki Dunaway on October 28, 2010 at 2:11pm — No Comments

The Black Hole of Recruitment – The Applicant Tracking System – Part 2

With the first time weekly unemployment claims still hovering above 400,000; I have more Applicant Tracking System annoyances.

As I said in my previous post, I get it because I am a Recruiter who has used ATS. And…


Added by Becki Dunaway on June 28, 2010 at 2:04pm — 17 Comments

The Black Hole of Recruitment - The Applicant Tracking System

I am completely annoyed with the Applicant Tracking System blackhole. Let me explain.

I am a Recruiter with 15 years of experience. And prior to Recruiting, I served staffing professionals as an Assistant. So, I have been in Staffing for a long time. My staffing experience pre-dates the automated systems available today. Yes, I grew up in the era of receiving paper resumes. Yes people, you heard correct. I said PAPER RESUMES. I had to physically keep a…


Added by Becki Dunaway on June 23, 2010 at 11:26am — 12 Comments


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