Recruiters need to remember the one thing they offer candidates, is HOPE. I recently participated and presented at the Scioto Ridge Job Networking Group, Tuesday Tune-up. I was there to help Job Seekers search for work using social networking, using internet tools and to give tips and suggestions. One of the main points and discussions was on, how to work with a Recruiter. I had many conversations, with different individuals – all looking for one thing – HOPE.
The next candidate you talk to – even if they are not a fit for your opening or company – Remember you are still able to give them the HOPE they need to help find work, in this economy. Maybe it is a hint on how to improve their resume, an interview tip, an internet site that may help their search, a networking group – or any bit of information that may help them. Take a minute with each candidate this week, this month or longer and give them HOPE.
A friend showed me About.me this week. What a great site and a way for everyone to have their own splash page. This is a great new site that allows the person to display their background, specialities and contact information. (My page is here)
Job Seekers – Recruiting is evolving and we search the internet for candidates before we even put ads on the job boards. Why not have your background, specialities and contact information all in one place, easier for us to contact you? In a paragraph or 2 explain your background and tell your story. Everyone has a story and you need to tell yours. As a Job Seeker you should make it as easy as possible for recruiters and hiring managers to find you and contact you.
Recruiters – We are a dime a dozen, there are recruiters everywhere. I try to differentiate myself to my client companies and the people who I represent. This helps me do just that. This gives them a background of me and how to contact me. I plan on using this as a personal brand tool. Not all recruiters are the same and work the same. I want everyone to know what to expect from me and what I expect from them, if I am their recruiter.
Question – What do you do to separate yourself from the pack?