Recruiter Tips: Are You ‘Consciously Incompetent’ Or ‘Unconsciously Competent’?

Recruiter Tips: Are You ‘Consciously Incompetent’ Or ‘Unconsciously Competent’?

One thing I learned very early on in my career looking after teams of recruiters is that every single new consultant needs to know that, as their manager, you truly appreciate where they’re sitting in terms of their level of competency.

I also quickly learned that their perceived level of competency then had a direct impact on their actual level of confidence in or on the job.

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Recruiter Tips: The Importance of Objective Evaluation

Recruiter Tips: The Importance of Objective Evaluation

I wrote this post on a plane from Australia to Singapore.

Before my flight I had a bit of time in the airport so I went for a wander through the bookstore and found myself looking at some of the latest releases … biographies, fiction, ‘true crime’ (really?), sci-fi (no thanks!) …

It didn’t take me long to realise that I was forming my opinion of what might lie between the covers of all these books based purely on their titles, cover design, images, and in a few cases even the size of the font if I happened to flick through the pages.

Probably not the most accurate or appropriate decision making criteria. What do you think?

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Top 6 Attributes to Look for in Job Candidates

Top 6 Attributes to Look for in Job Candidates

The working world has never been as competitive as it is today. Just thirty years ago, young people could expect to graduate from high school and walk into work the next day, where they might spend 30 years at the same company. Today’s workers will need at least an undergraduate degree for most jobs, and they will have to pivot many times throughout their careers as our rapidly changing world continues to change the way we work.

Accordingly, companies are no longer looking to fill seats with anyone who can read and write. We are in the age of company culture, and with some skills working more like commodities, companies are increasingly evaluating soft skills and personal qualities when it comes to making hiring decisions. As a recruiter, it’s your job to ensure that you’re vetting candidates for these qualities before placing them in a role where they could make a big impact.

Here are the six attributes that employers are looking for, and some questions you can ask to help identify quality candidates.

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How technology has revolutionized the recruitment process

How technology has revolutionized the recruitment process

A lot has changed in the last decade. Thanks to technology, many industries have been affected tremendously; some are destroyed, some have grown, some have become obsolete and some have completely transformed.

Many thought that the rise in technology would spell doom for the recruitment industry, but it has actually helped it to grow from strength to strength. Let’s have a look at how the industry transformed itself to accommodate the change.

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8 Tips for Recruiting Foreign Workers

8 Tips for Recruiting Foreign Workers

Companies hire international workers for a number of reasons. Sometimes they cannot find anyone suitable for the position locally, or they are looking for the best people in their field. It could also simply be the matter of language expertise, or a wish to diversify a working environment. Regardless of the reason, the process of hiring is made difficult by distance, time, and the legal requirements.

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What’s so great about microlearning?

What’s so great about microlearning?

Microlearning is on everyone’s radar as the latest training and development craze. But is it just a load of hype that’s become temporarily embedded into the corporate psyche? Or is it a genuine ‘here to stay’ phenomenon that you need to get up to speed with, and fast?

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Recruiters - Stay Close to Your Candidates During Their Notice Period

Recruiters – Stay Close to Your Candidates During Their Notice Period

My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge.

I wasn’t paying too much attention to the people around me. It was late, I was really tired, and I could hardly keep my eyes open.

So when I heard “No f#%&ing way… You can’t be serious…”, in a John McEnroe type of outburst from the guy sitting opposite me, I just assumed another delay notification must have appeared on the monitors.

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Bailing on that interview

Bailing on that interview

So it’s Friday, the Sun’s out, it’s warm (for a change) and in thirty minutes I’ve got a great candidate going in to see a brand new client of mine. These are the things that make recruitment an exciting job.

Then ping, I get an email on my phone from the candidate saying that they have received another offer and won’t now be attending the interview.

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CVs &Résumés Get Them Right to Get the Job - Infographic

CVs & Résumés: Get Them Right to Get the Job | Infographic

The first-step in any job-seeking journey, your resumé or CV will play a vital role in landing you the perfect job.

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4 top strategies for a rookie recruiter

4 top strategies for a rookie recruiter

A recruiter career path is certainly rewarding when you are connecting clients to their ideal candidates. In the beginning, it can be intimidating to pick up the phone and speak with professionals.

Here are 4 strategies a rookie recruiter can try to feel confident and comfortable in their new role.

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