Fast Track Recruitment

How do you spot a recruitment consultant who can’t sell?

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Answer: They start all their job postings or status updates with “I am really interested in speaking with…”

If they do know how to sell a job, then the only logical reason they would use an opening like this is because they’ve got nothing to sell.

Having nothing to sell is also known as ‘I haven’t taken a proper brief and have been fobbed-off with a job spec’.

Hiring Managers, did you know this is how your agencies are attracting candidates for you to…

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This is a job advertisement

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This is one of those old-fashioned job adverts you used to see years ago. The type of sales manager job advert that actually wants someone who can actually manage people.

Manage. You know. Get people to do stuff. Willingly.

If you know someone who, if asked “What are the the 5 basic leadership styles?”, would know without googling it, please share this advert with them.

Thanks.

SALES DIRECTOR

100K basic, 150K package
Central London
Digital Media

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Here’s one thing about recruiting that does my head in.

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I’m going to try to get through this blog entry without a) being long-winded and b) swearing.

One of the things about recruitment that can make it so compelling is its unpredictability.

It doesn’t matter how good you get at recruiting because there are just so many variables (i.e. human beings) that when things sometimes (and inevitably) don’t go as planned, your work falls apart and you’re made to look stupid.

It happens to the best recruitment…

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Previously…

How do you spot a recruitment consultant who can’t sell? »

This is a job advertisement »

Here’s one thing about recruiting that does my head in. »

It’s just the Internet, not ball cancer. »

Has there ever been a worse opening to a job ad than this? »

“Only work with the best recruiters” ...and other bullshit advice. »

5 things I’ve learned about recruitment… »

Two NEDs are better than one »

Let’s hear it for Neil Young.. »

I’ve got your talent, right here. »

Life Changers »

Enough with the sanctimonious bullshit »

Should recruitment agencies be bothered about the candidate experience? »

Why recruitment agencies can’t sell »

Who’s hiring all the amateurs? »

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