July 14, 2009
For the short term, I believe yes. It creates a forum for people to connect, and find new candidates in mass form. However, the great thing about Recruiters is that we take all the information in, whittle it down and create a nice tight package wrapped in the form of a great candidate. This is what we do.
Think about it – you post on Twitter that you’re looking for an Art Director. It gets retweeted time and time again until your inbox is overflowing and you don’t have the time to get to every resume or review every portfolio site. We understand. We’ll receive up to 500 resumes for one posting. Especially in this economy. Someone will see a posting for a Flash Developer yet they are really a Flash Designer with perhaps SOME AS3 – maybe they took a class. Yet they respond to your posting. We have teams of people to get us through the overload debacle and to filter all the submissions.
Social Media is also climbing at a high pace during a slow period in staffing. In-house Recruiters/Corporate Recruiters have more time on their hands to comb through all the resumes and portfolios. Companies are trying to cut costs. Rest assured, the market will change and they won’t have the time to review every submission. It’s a funny thing. When the economy changes this quickly and there’s more people searching for jobs, at first, it’s easy to find talent. And then it becomes more and more difficult as there’s more and more people to comb through…
The U.S. ad economy declined 18% during the first and second quarters of 2009 http://bit.ly/hDpka and Twitter usage has really jumped this year http://bit.ly/3L6O. As the past has dictated, things will pick up again. And when they do, we’ll be here for you. With talented candidates in hand, backgrounds checked, portfolios reviewed, personal connections made, and past performance to go on. We’re good like that.