We’re always on the lookout for tools to put in the everyday recruiter’s armoury – we even write about it in our Recruiter Hacks series.
Some of you might have seen this action figure doing the rounds some time ago for the “Super Recruiter.”
Note the add-ons available to help you out.
It got me thinking. Let’s say by day you were an ordinary recruiter. Going about your day job, under the radar, untraceable, undefinable. Let’s also say, for the sake of the analogy, you lived in… oh I don’t know… Gotham City.
By night you turned into a Super Recruiter. A Caped Crusader if you will.
Filling the jobs others couldn’t. Fighting low standards, impossible job specs, and candidate blow-ups.
Just like another Gotham resident, you have no super powers per se, just the most heightened sense of skills and agile abilities honed over a long career.
Due to an exceptionally rewarding early commission scheme you were on in the eighties (when no one thought 35% was ‘over the odds’) you now have unlimited finances. The eighties. When the recruitment industry was like the Wild West. The candidate pools were full of gold and those toting the biggest Filofax ruled the ranch.
You haven’t quite reached billionaire status, but are certainly financially fluid.
This financial freedom has awarded the capacity for a mansion out of town and a private underground lair to store all your stuff (wine).
You also have a helpful butler-cum-researcher – who has abilities outside of the norm and contacts in the industry.
So given you’re wealth, power and new-found responsibility…
Unfortunately for us, no such things exist. Most would be, if not illegal, certainly frowned upon by the powers that be. Would be fun though.
NB. Look out for ham radio mobile app “Porkies” coming to an app store near you. Find out if their car has actually broken down.
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