Today’s guest blogger is Paulette Steele with Real Resumes located in Queensland, Australia. Real Resumes is educating people from beginning to end on getting a job. Short videos cover all aspects including: where to look for a job, writing effective resumes, researching and preparing for the interview, and most importantly, mastering the interview itself. Paulette has 15 years of recruitment experience and a vast career in various industries. She writes about toxic employees below.
Bob Dylan, one of the great songwriters of our time, wrote the song The Times They Are A-Changin in 1963 when indeed the world was going through massive changes. 2020 has been one of those years too and some things will need to change going forward. Now is the time to look ahead to see what you can do differently and not bury your head in the sand and see this year simply as a glitch.
So, let’s look at recruitment and see if it needs to change and how that may be.
You are probably saying recruitment is changing. Look at what technology has brought to the industry. However, let’s look deeper than systems and go to the core of what recruiters actually do. After all, the best recruiters are the greatest communicators.
Basically, clients are looking to fill positions in their business and it is recruiters who find the right people for them. Recruiters generally don’t help job seekers find jobs, do they? Although people tend to think that’s what they do.
Recently, I’ve noticed a few recruitment companies start up new areas in their business in which they help people change jobs by assisting with their resumes, job applications, LinkedIn profiles etc. So, some recruiters are definitely looking at how they can do things differently and adapt to a new market.
After all, who knows better what companies are looking for in job applications, resumes etc. than a recruiter? I mean how many tens of thousands of resumes and applications have you seen in your career?
Can you use your experience to communicate this to job seekers? Do you want to do this? Of course, this may not be where you see yourself going with your business. It may be time, though, to consider who is doing this and potentially maybe partnering up with them so that you can provide this service as part of your offer.
As we know nothing stands still and the way to move forward is always to be flexible. Think about your strengths and how you can utilize these to progress your business.