The meeting went fine. The problem was on Friday when he checked in with 7 of his major clients, they all said the same thing "hiring freeze" so he had to withdraw his offer.
Back to the job market.. Do you need a salesman with 20 years exp?
I sent Jenny an email however I have not heard anything from her. Too bad, I have a preliminary list of talking points/questions together and was hoping to get a second set of eyes on it.
I am at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am very good at both internet & phone sourcing. I'm pretty fearless about picking up the phone and talking to anyone at any level. I can find good candidates whether they be active or passive. I am a generalist, but would be open to a niche.
Boy what a samll world. I have been recruitng in the Boston area for 12 years and the maket is good, but not great. Summer is always a slow time with vacations, etc. Usally after labor day I expect it to pick up.
I have been in mostly software , but now I am trying my hand at telecommunications and its pretty good, assuming I can get a job description.
I took a course that was really good-its an online recruitng course from Recruitng on Line, you may want to look into it. If I can help let me know.
I started working with sourcing in a company that had a big need of freelancers all around the world. The only trick was that they had never set up any strategy for it so I set up a system through trial and error. Then I moved on to a placement agency where I started working as a researcher. This means that you will do sourcing as well as minor interviews and all the administrative parts that come with it. I definitely recommend you to start in an agency as this is the place where you will learn the most. You can move on to an independent sourcing activity later in your career, when you have the knowledge, skills and network. Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes! Elise
Being a full lifecycle Recruiter will give you the best idea on how the entire process works. A Sourcer can be successful without this experience. However, a good mentor (Lead/Mgr, Recruiter, etc.) is highly recommended as there are many parts to Sourcing that tie into Recruitment. Without this knowledge you might be working harder, not smarter.
Hi Denyse -- Thanks so much for the note. I'd be more than happy to discuss the career path that had led me to a sourcing team here at Grant Thornton. Please don't hesitate to contact me at (214) 561-2255.
Thanks for your response. Your model sounds good! I'd be happy to keep an ear to the group for training materials for you. I use to work with some great trainers at Merrill Lynch eons ago. I'll have to dig up those names for you. Please do stay in touch. Where are you currently working out of and do travel back and forth to India very often? What part of India? I'm originally from Trinidad where up to 50% of the citizens have deep rooted ansestry from Indian. They tend to hold to their customs, etc. Have you considered working with West Indians who by and large (and this is a very big generalization) are quite jovial, can be agressive when needed, and exude confidence in general. Little know fact I suppose but Trinidians in genereal tend to be quite good introducing themselves to strangers, etc. At least that is what I have found in my experience. Again - this is a generalization - I realize. So, the trainability I think would be fast! However, the value for the dollar is a different story as the dollar is worth about about 6TT dollars. (TT=Trinidad & Tobago). So cost wise, I don't know if it would be worth it for you. Food for thought.
Thanks for connecting and please stay in touch!
This team is fairly new. For the timid piece we need to just add water (confidence) and that will come from the managers (at least it should). The best training is on-the-job. We've got to get them to pick up the phone and take rejection with a grain of salt (that's my second food reference.. lunch time I guess..). Once we get them past the fear of rejection the true training needs to take place. What road blocks are they hitting? Arm them with the next set of tools. Now what road block? and so on. I am looking for the "and so on" tools now and I think we're in the right place (MagicMethod) to find those tools and training materials. I would like to keep in touch as we both come across useful training material.