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As originally asked by Ed Sussek.
This is getting serious. Recruiters are posting jobs, reaching out to candidates through Linked In, and joining various discussion groups. We use every tool at our disposal to tell candidates We’re Here and We’re Hiring, yet we cannot seem to connect with people for our jobs?
I’d love to hear from candidates and job seekers about this.
QR code on a biz card is a good idea, I never thought about that. Although I rarely give out more than 20 biz cards a year these days, it’s become somewhat of a thing of the past.
Then, for engineers, there is Usenet. It is orders of magnitude more efficient than any social or professional network including Linkedin.
These numbers are real for Recruiterswith 20 or so openings.
Kirk D. Beckstein
If this process regularly takes 6 weeks then that’s an area that needs serious improvement.
C. Angelique Steccato
I have seen the same jobs posted multiple times, only to hear candidates say that they took another offer because they either got stuck in the process (and the company and/or recruiter did not communicate as to status) or had no idea where they stood against other candidates.
Kirk D. Beckstein
Harvey M. Saunders
Todd Staples, MBA
Any recruiter that tells me they have lots of openings and need candidates is essentially saying that they need to network and build their search database so that they can source candidates on future searches. All a recruiter needs to do in February, 2013 to fill a position is post an ad on LinkedIn and sit back and watch as hundreds of applications are submitted. The problem with posting jobs as anyone who has ever done so knows – now you potentially have hundreds of people chasing you trying to follow up and get their name on the top of the stack. Recruiters like to network and build the database so that posting a job becomes a last resort when your database fails to produce sufficient candidates.
I personally don’t envy anyone in job search mode right now. Especially in the medical device industry where we get weekly news of more companies laying off hundreds or thousands of employees. Creative outsourced models that allow quality people to build their own destinies are the employment models of the future and where I plan on staying right along with Joerg, Paul, and Joe.
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