Candidate Presentation Checklist

by Liz Carey

So you have a really great candidate – maybe the were the runner-up to your client’s job… really stellar, but just edged out by someone else. What do you do with that candidate now? Good talent goes fast, so you don’t want to sit on this resume until another job order lands on your desk.

If you belong to a recruiting network, one of the things you could do is post that candidate’s details for another recruiter to possibly place, and you would still take part in a split. But it’s not enough to just slap a resume up on a network’s job/candidate sharing site… it’s important to properly present the candidate with a polished write-up and value-added comments to show that you have a relationship with the candidate. Read the rest of this entry »


The Art of Candidate Submissions

by Veronica Blatt

There will always be a need for recruiters. Recruiters know how to identify and find talent for roles that require exceptional talent. A great recruiter has interviewed, assessed and researched thousands of people in that niche, and knows who the highly talented people are. They also know how to properly present candidate submissions to not only their client/hiring manager, but a trading partner.

In a recruiting network, one of the common complaints is receiving candidate resumes from another recruiter without any value-added. Recruiters receive hundreds of emails, and if you just blast them with a resume and no details/write-up/personal comment, they may think you may have just grabbed a resume off Monster or Indeed and don’t “deserve” to collect half a fee… so they won’t bother looking at the candidate or working with you.  Read the rest of this entry »