Joshua Lee's Blog – May 2012 Archive (5)

The 31 flavors of recruiting - you're one of these

So, I posted this originally back in 2009 on my bloodspot blog "The Recruiter Chronicles"  Updated it again a bit essentially the same.  The reason I posted this was to help non recruiters appreciate and understand the different forms of recruiting and their individual strengths and weaknesses.  Also, for recruiters who have had a singular track, perhaps they could consider switching it up if they feel their strengths are better utilized in a different version of what they are already doing.…

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Added by Joshua Lee on May 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

References - is it worth it?

Back in the days, references were an essential part of the recruitment life-cycle.  Once someone got scheduled with a client, you would tell the candidate to begin gathering their references ready for contact.  That they would only be contacted should the candidate receive an offer and that you would allow that candidate time to make sure those references were aware they were about to be contacted by a recruiter for a brief conversation about their work experience with this particular…

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Added by Joshua Lee on May 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

ATS - Awful Time Sucker

Applicant Tracking Systems are software systems designed to track, organize, and communicate with applicants in a database that is searchable and easy to use.  For non recruiters, ATS is a recruiter tool much like CRM is to salespeople and Google is to the general public.  Not great examples but about as close as it gets. 

I've used, seen, or evaluated over 30 different ATS over the years.  I've talked to many recruiters as well about these and others that I haven't even seen…

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Added by Joshua Lee on May 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Networking - Not Glengarry Glenross but similar

This is an exert from my blog "The Recruiter Chronicles" on Blogspot posted November 15, 2011.  I've made a few minor updates but either way, I figured this was a good one to start with.

You hear it all the time, in order to get a job you should "network". Reach out to your "network". Network marketing, networking, social networks.... its as if the the word "network" has become the magic business catch phrase of our generation. I guess it makes sense. Its usually through…

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Added by Joshua Lee on May 30, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

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