by Dave Nerz
This is for you, job seekers! Trying to make the process less of a mystery and more clear, so you know what is happening as a job candidate and how recruiters work. Happy to hear from you about things that would add even more transparency to the process.
Remember, most recruitment agencies are paid for performance and that means finding the best talent for open positions. If you are not in the top 50% of those in your profession, your chance of being placed by a recruiter will be a long shot. Recruiters are looking for top talent in a niche. They also do not help candidates change professions. They are unlikely to help you move from a job as an accountant to a new role as a research scientist. They will be pleased to get you placed in a different accounting role. Read the rest of this entry »
by Veronica Blatt
Our guest blogger is Jason Elias of Elias Recruitment in Sydney, Australia. Elias Recruitment is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy, finding lawyers for law firms, not-for-profits and corporates across Australia. Jason is the Chairman of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors and received our Chairman’s Award in 2014. Jason is also a Fellow of the peak recruitment industry body in Australasia the RCSA (Recruitment & Consulting Services Association). Today he shares advice for working with headhunters.
A few touches to your mobile phone and your groceries, an Uber or a pizza come to you. So why not a job? Many of the best jobs are never advertised, so how do you hear about them?
Good employers know that the best lawyers are so busy running their practices that they don’t have time to trawl through job ads. They also like keeping strategic hires out of the public eye so the marketplace doesn’t catch on to what they’re doing and where they’re headed. Read the rest of this entry »
by Veronica Blatt
Today’s guest blogger is Henry Goldbeck, of Goldbeck Recruiting. Goldbeck Recruiting is a recruitment and executive search firm located in Vancouver, BC. As true employment consultants, they bridge industry expertise and headhunting excellence with human resource support throughout the hiring process to improve the success of a new recruit.
Since 1997, they have filled challenging positions in industries and expertise areas like sales, engineering, biotech, accounting & finance, manufacturing & operations and the non profit sector.
Each option has specific advantages and disadvantages. Which is right for your company?
Engaging a hiring process for a company of any size can be stressful. Especially for roles in specialized or highly competitive industries, or, say, pandemic economies, hiring teams and processes can encounter challenges which keep vital roles empty. For these reasons, a company’s hiring strategy is very important to the bottom lines of cost and efficiency; this is why some firms will opt to hire recruiting agencies, and others will rely on in-house recruiters. Read the rest of this entry »
by Liz Carey
When looking for a new job, candidates shouldn’t go at it alone. Even if you are armed with an impressive resume, it can be tough to even snag an interview. An experienced recruiter can be your guide and main point of contact with potential employers. But during a pandemic where many companies have enacted hiring freezes, you might be thinking there’s no reason to reach out to a recruiter. Wrong. Recruiters are proactively looking for candidates for when the economy rebounds and jobs open back up. When it opens back up, competition will likely be higher than ever due to the sheer amount of people who have been laid off or furloughed. You want to make sure you can stand out to hiring managers and increase your odds of success. Read the rest of this entry »
by Veronica Blatt
Today’s guest blogger is Tim Lane founder and director of Park Lane Recruitment based near Manchester UK. Park Lane Recruitment is a specialist recruiting firm in the technology space with niche areas of cybersecurity, fintech, space and defense IT, as well as generic IT sales, tech and managerial. Tim is also an NPAworldwide Board Director with responsibility for the EMEA region and a 30+ year veteran of the recruiting industry.
“Recruiters are awful,” “Recruiters get in the way of hiring,” “Recruiters never respond when I apply for role”… these and many other (often ruder!) statements have been written by candidates the world over seemingly since professional recruitment started many years ago. Yet if recruiters were so useless, why would they still exist? Read the rest of this entry »