What the applicant needs and what they get...Is this as good as it gets!

At times like this when there are so many recruitment agents, headhunters etc and everyone under the sun wants to give advice to the unsuspecting candidate, many for money, and some for not what is a person to do? How do they make their choices?

It seems that what we need is a way, an easier way to figure out the where what and how of fitting a candidate to job, in a supportive way.

Just a brief surf on the net shows me the vast amount of "stuff" that there is out there and as soon as I hit a website and try to figure out, what I need to do, I find that they want money up front, and then oh then I get emails telling me how my resume could be better, how more targeted I could be ,what the best places are to show my profiles, etc etc. you know how it goes!

I am not even sure of the tenure and quality of the business acumen of the folks I talk to. Yet in business its all about the metrics, the quality indicators and the outcomes. Nice to see them before we talk perhaps? Nice to know the competency of the person who will determine my success!

So here is the challenge, I want to see more than just a "stick the pin in the map process".

I hear you "say well they could use their network". Well with respect if thats a good as it gets then next time you want to check out a hospital or want a doctor, just "call a friend"

Or do you consider, lets find out the quality standards, infection rates, recovery time, reputation of the doctors etc some useful and comparable data.

Don't get me wrong likelihood to recommend is great but come on is that all we get? Is this a good as it gets? Or do you do something that stands out from the crowd which shrieks "pick me pick me" because.. because...

Just a thought

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Comment by Karla Porter on December 22, 2009 at 6:32pm
Very interesting analytical questions Peter. It would be interesting to know how many Recruiters have a stats sheet they use to help market themselves that lists averages for length of time to fill, placements per year, industries served, interview to hire ratio, etc.
Comment by Peter Lanc on December 22, 2009 at 6:37pm
Thanks Karla exactly my point and would it not be cool if you and I compiled a national stats report


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