Today I saw a job advert for Trainee Recruitment Consultant.
What drew me to look at the ad was the pre-sell that the agency is “ranked 19th on the Recruiter Hot 100 list”, whatever that is.
The ad mostly talked about how lovely their offices are, which is fine if that’s what you think is going to be the most appealing aspect of the job, but it was this sentence particularly caught my eye:
“As a trainee recruitment consultant you will be doing a full 360…
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Recruiter, Recruitment Consultant, Search Executive, International Headhunter, Talent Acquisition Specialist. Whatever title you give yourself, if you regularly do any of the following activities, you’re slowly making a laughing stock of yourself:
1. Cold-calling – especially off the back of minimal or no research.
2. Emailing CVs – especially CVs of candidates who have “expressed an interest in working for my company”. Seriously, we’re not as stupid as…
The Washington Post recently published a blog that suggests there is no evidence that interviewing job applicants prompts better hiring decisions.
My own 143 years of experience in the recruitment industry (that’s dog years by the way) has brought me to a place where I find myself agreeing with this premise.
I’ve seen too many candidates who have almost totally matched the brief I’ve been working to, not get the job. Sometimes I’ve even squirmed with…
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