Mythbusters – Recruitment Style by Anna
February 1, 2019
Working within Recruitment can certainly have its moments, let’s face it, when your product is people things aren’t always in your control! But what about when you do have the perfect candidate, finding them their perfect, forever job is going to be easy, right??
Job adverts are easy to write….
I have started with this one as it is one of my favourites, and probably the easiest one to respond to when I hear it. How often do you read a job advert and think, ‘I have absolutely no idea what that job entails and I don’t have time to check’. Or see a job advert with no salary bracket? Or unsure if you are qualified or have the relevant experience to apply?
A well written job advert will have candidate’s thirsty for more details, wondering if they might be selected for interview and excited to submit their CV. If you receive an application or CV and it seems like the candidate isn’t that interested, it may be the advert wasn’t very interesting. Churning out the same old templates won’t wash in a candidate market, and let’s be honest, anything not original can be copied and pasted by your competitors. While it might seem that sitting with a thesaurus and using ‘buzz words’ will save the day, in actual fact it can be off-putting. Recruiters are trained to listen and understand your job description, and any worth their salt will write you an ad that brings in the talent you are looking for.
Always go for the biggest, most well know agency….
Ever heard the phrase ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’? The main benefit of choosing a smaller, boutique agency is the specialism. Does your recruiter understand your business? Your client base? Your liabilities and social responsibilities?
When choosing your recruiter, look for the industry experts. Time is money, nobody wants to explain their business every time they need a new recruit. A personal, knowledgeable approach can’t be underestimated, and you are much more likely to be looked after when your consultant isn’t looking after a high volumes of clients from different industries.