The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant [Infographic]

The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant [Infographic]Searching for a new job—for the first time or a mid-career change—might leave you with your head spinning.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how technology has changed the pace—and process—of business. No segment of the business world has remained unchanged; every job is touched—for better or worse—by a flood of new gadgets, software and processes.

Some jobs, however, are resistant to automation. Take recruiters, for example.

Like sales and customer service, the role of the recruiter is in developing connections—with contacts, candidates and client employers. Their job has always been to attract candidates, matching them to either temp or permanent positions.

They build relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.

That is not to say that innovations have not affected the job of the recruiter. Wonderful technological advances have streamlined the field of recruiting and hiring. There are some excellent services to craft and submit advertising or job descriptions for use in a wide range of media; ways to quickly organize large amounts of data for networking, headhunting, and both contact and referral management.

There are software-as-a-service companies that can screen candidates, interview them, perform background checks and match them to their clients.

The recruiter of today is unrecognizable from even a few years ago. As technology changes every industry, recruiters for the most part have been impacted hard.

Recruiters have advanced with the times, but what about the future?

Infographic after the jump…


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Expect Failure: Only Then You Can Win!

Expect Failure: Only Then, You Can Win!After an extended search for new opportunities, there is one thing you can expect; something guaranteed to happen at one time or another.

You are going to FAIL!

Either an employer will not call back, or will call back to say the job went to someone “more experienced” or “having more skills” to do the job. For every “yes” a hiring manager tells a candidate, there are a hundred (or a thousand) “no’s.”

The principle is this: never start a new project—a job search, exercise program, business venture or anything—without expecting failure.

Yes, that’s right—to succeed, you MUST fail first.

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Is Your Career in Danger? Take the Test!

Eight Questions to Make Sure You’re on Track for Career Success

Monster WorldwideGreat careers are like gardens; they are cultivated and carefully tended. Like a garden, success takes work! And like a garden, the best careers can bear some wonderful fruit.

The process of tending to the garden of your career should have (in no small part) an awareness of where you are and where you are going. You have probably heard the saying “you don’t know where you are going unless you know where you have been.” It may sound trite, but when it comes to your career, it is the absolute truth! Continue reading “Is Your Career in Danger? Take the Test!”

More Than a Job Search: Tips For The Career of Your Dreams!

Concern yourself with who you truly are—your personality and talents. Understanding yourself can be the foundation of a rewarding career.
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For many people, a career is simply their way to make a living. After all, there are bills to pay and fun things to buy. Of course, your main goal may only be to make some extra cash.

On the other hand, you may be someone who wants more out of life, perhaps to follow a passion.

That is when your job search becomes more than finding a job—it becomes a quest for your passion.

At that point, it becomes important to dig deeper—into what you want from your working life. Continue reading “More Than a Job Search: Tips For The Career of Your Dreams!”

Top Ten: Tips for Hiring Passive Candidates

Ten tips for improving efforts to hire passive candidates.Most workers see themselves as “passive candidates”—already employed full-time, but searching for new opportunities. They are willing to change employers, if the right prospects come along.

A well-defined system can help tap into this pool of these passive candidates, and turning them into high-performing team members.  However, engaging passive candidates require particular attention.

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