Am I good Recruiter? Well I’d like to think so. I’m still new but feel free to take shots in the comments section if you disagree!
As with all professions, recruiting has many obstacles and challenges to overcome on the way to mastering the craft. For me, starting my first Recruiting job in 2016 after a few years working retail, there are countless mistakes I remember making along the way. However, nearly 4 years of mistakes propelled me to incredible success and I’m a Top Producer for my firm today. For some good comedy, and to inspire other Recruiters with similar struggles, I took time to recreate the three biggest blunders I made as a young Recruiter:
I love Glassdoor. I’m not sure if Glassdoor is a Job Board, a Career Advice column, or a salary survey. Perhaps it’s all three. If you don’t know about Glassdoor, it’s a company with ten years of history through its website designed for several career-advancing purposes. Visiting Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com ) you can find economic data on different cities. You can use a salary calculator and determine your value in your field of employment. Or, you can simply search for a new job. These services are also available on many other employment websites, but what makes Glassdoor unique is that it’s become the home court for people to complain bitterly about the company they work(ed) for…anonymously.
Often times I’m asked by friends in my network who are looking for a new job, “Hey Steve, I’ve sent out 50 resumes today, but I haven’t heard anything back from the companies. What am I doing wrong? Should I call the Recruiters? Call the company HR Manager? What should I do?” I feel the frustration, the despair of not knowing what to do. Unemployment is at a record low, so struggling to secure a response from a job application can be a punch to the gut today more than ever. My response is usually the same. First, I choke on my Grande Starbucks as I painfully ponder the time and effort it must take to send out 50 resumes. Then I reassure my friend that they will hear back from someone. But it takes time. The employment process will take time (usually 3-6 months for the right job, according to Vicki Salemi, Monster career expert!), and it is helpful to engage a good, experienced Recruiter to work on your behalf.