So you’re a recruitment consultant, you have a good vacancy with a good client. You have established a decent relationship. To begin with you check on your database of candidates looking for this type of job a few months back but you’ve drawn a blank. I’m sure you’ve been in a situation like this before, you think this is going to pass you by. In reality however, if there is somebody out there and you don’t find them, somebody else will. If somebody else does, they will make a fee out of it and you won’t.
OK my swlocums has called me and asked if I would be interested in working for Next. Next is a major retailer and as I’m already aware of the company and what they do I agreed I would like to go for an interview.
You are not alone. The recent credit crunch means it has never been harder to manage your finances. But even if money or the lack of it has been getting you down it is very important not to bury your head in the sand. If you have credit cards, moving the balance to a company offering zero percent interest rate can be a good place to start.
Always remember the golden rule of networking: givers gain. In other words, keep an eye out for opportunities for others – especially recruiters. As a job seeker, you might have more information than you think. You might, for instance, know someone who would be well suited to another job the recruiter is advertising. Or you might hear of a job that someone else is having trouble filling. Any information like this could be useful to your recruiter and is worth passing on.
Place Sam Slick in a firm that does not match his values, doing work he has no interest in, and-for all his degrees, drive and talent-watch him flounder. Leave Joe Bloggs in his position, where he displays ongoing loyalty and long-term commitment, mentors junior staff, integrates the team, and contributes to stability and growth through his extensive general and technical knowledge and sheer experience, and you have in him one of the best employees in your firm.
If you can’t find a job that fits your CV exactly, change your CV so it fits the job exactly (NOT word for word). Be smart about it! I know it can time consuming editing every CV for every position you apply for, truth is it’s worth it. What would you rather do, look for jobs online for 4 months or spend a few days editing your CV for every job you apply for?
Everyone is a prospective candidate for networking. We all need to meet someone to propel our career or business forward. I am thrilled when I am able to introduce two people who become wildly successful as a result of that introduction. You don’t know who that seatmate on a flight out of Salt Lake City airport knows.
It really is simple to successfully apply for sales positions. The requirements commonly are not that high outside of years of experience and also, occasionally, a car. The thing to do is actually browse the advertisement carefully and only apply to jobs you actually qualify for. Anything else is a waste of your time and the recruitment consultant’s time. Stick to this and you’ll find a job in no time.