Life’s tough as a recruiter. Plenty of people wish you didn’t exist. Just ask anyone on LinkedIn. Ask your clients’ FD? Or the last candidate annoyed by your inability to fit their square peg into a client’s round hole. If you’re anything like me, your own parents will question your existence on a semi-regular basis.
To be good at recruitment you need to gauge probability. You have to be comfortable pissing in the wind, knowing the direction’s probably gonna change. It’s this thinking which leads you to label your clients. Some clients are A clients. Some are Z. In a lot agencies it goes A,B,C, Z. I know what you’re thinking… why not D? No one knows.
It was pointed out to me after the deal Vinci code part one that it’s not just in our offices that we have to decipher code. And you know what… you’re right it’s everywhere! In emails, online, in faxes… Ok maybe not through fax anymore. So here is The Deal Vinci code Part Two.
There’s a hidden code in recruitment, a code that transcends every conversation. It’s evident at all stages and between all people involved in the recruitment process. If you’re new to recruitment, or simply haven’t managed to crack it yet, read on…
Ed Hunter takes on the humble recruitment induction day via the medium of gifs, for new consultants looking to learn how not to make it as a Recruiter.
The most sensible advice anyone would give you about quitting your job is DON’T GO OVER THE TOP. Think it out. Plan what you’re going to say. Have another job before you quit. Be honest, just don’t go over the top.
There’s a certain amount of irony to be had in a recruitment company begrudging you from “stealing their staff”. Nonetheless, that’s the strange situation I found myself in recently. This because I sent a note to a mate asking how things were going. His boss saw the message. And in no time at all I found myself knee deep in an argument with someone I’ve never met.
I had a rant at shit ads on LinkedIn this week. Mainly because I’m bored of seeing ‘fantastic opportunity’ a thousand times a day. But also, because ads aren’t difficult. Here’s a tip… think about who’s reading them. Why would they they think it’s a fantastic opportunity? Because if you don’t know, you probably shouldn’t be a recruiter. To prove how easy it is, I’ve redone some old classics.
This day is for the modern recruiter. The tweeters. Generation Insta. The self-assured striders, working wireless in dressdown and face tatts. The woke. The wonderfully weird. The brilliantly, bearded, viral vloggers. To fit in, in this brave new world, you need the right tools.
There’s an air of mystery in having a wolf’s head attached to a human body. It drives the ladies wild. The kind of wild that runs to the nearest police officer, screaming silent whimpers.