Using Recruiters: How To Get A Step Ahead Of The CrowdWritten by David Richter
When there is an opening to fill, a company has four basic approaches at their disposal:
ē Advertise position on Internet job sites ē Network ē Probe Internet for viable candidates ē Use recruiters
When a company advertises an opening on an Internet job site, they receive hundreds of resumes. It simply is too long of a process and financially prohibitive to review every resume and move through each step of interviewing and selection process to fill opening. Since decision-makers know other decision-makers, a hiring managerís network can be quite extensive. In time, good candidates can be located. The problem with this approach is that hiring manager may simply be too busy to engage in time and human interaction required to make this happen. Employers and recruiters utilizing keyword searches scour job sites in search of candidates to fill job openings. A major segment of these openings are unadvertised. When you post your resumes to a job site, you gain visibility, indirectly, into hidden job market, and have access to a greater number of jobs. On downside, since most people searching will post their resume to a number of different sites, number of potentially viable candidates for any one particular position is huge. Employers have also frequently found major discrepancies between candidates and their resumes. The fine line between reality and realm of imagination becomes razor-thin for creative resume writers. Screening and reviewing hundreds of resumes for accuracy and position viability, is time-consuming. If job also requires a certain type of personality which doesnít materialize at interview, more time is wasted. For this reason, more and more employers turn to recruiters for a more efficient hiring process. A recruiter will conduct exhaustive screening procedures as part of their candidate search process. They will charge a fee to employer for this service, but it is worth it in terms of time and effort.
How To Survive A Job LossWritten by David Richter
Has this ever happened to you: You have been working at a particular job for a few years. Itís not greatest job and it hasnít always allowed you to capitalize on your unique gifts or talents. But itís ok, and it pays bills. The job has become a part of your lifeís routine.
Then one day, without any forewarning, youíre let go. In what seems like a split second, you go from being gainfully employed to joining ranks of unemployed. Itís a shock to system.
A tremendous level of stress can accompany being unemployed. Youíre certainly affected by loss of income. You may also have a related drop in your level of confidence. Your unemployment may be impacting your home life and personal relationships. There may be a degree of depression that you are dealing with. You may be harboring lingering resentments toward those people responsible for your layoff.
Finding a job is challenging enough; if you bring these emotions into your job search efforts, you will be placing yourself in a very disadvantageous position. You need to be clear-headed and focused to move yourself forward. You must find a way to bring yourself into a more balanced state.
Realizing that you are not alone may be a good first step. Renewing or maintaining friendships is another. Appreciating yourself in every way possible goes a long way. Relaxation exercises, deep breathing, yoga, meditation, working out, and eating healthier foods can make you feel a lot better about yourself.