Quality versus Quantity
Friday, January 24, 2020
It is a “small world”. After several years in and around the recruiting industry, I have I have been asked all too many times, “Do I have to include all of my jobs on my resume even if I was only there for a few months?” or “How far back should I go with my resume?” What you include on your resume is up to you as it is your advertisement.
That being said I explain that accomplishments sell while duties and responsibilities tell. Most hiring managers in any field will generally know what a person does by title. However, knowing what has been accomplished will give the hiring manager an idea about your successes. Success in one position generally breeds success in another.
In addition I feel that a candidate must set the example and everything that is on a resume should be true and factual. Establishing a relationship on fiction can certainly be grounds for dismissal.
I can be reached through LinkedIn to discuss your resume and /or career path.
Sunday, December 1, 2019
What Have you Done
Throughout my career as an executive recruiter I have been asked many times what exactly do you do. Of course there is the marketing to obtain new business and there is the sourcing of qualified candidates. Next is matching the needs of the client to the needs of the candidate and checking references. Hopefully the placement follows and everyone is happy. After giving that some additional thought I realized that as a recruiter I change the lives of the clients and the candidates I work with. I have watched candidate careers go from loss prevention manager to director or vice present level and I have seen hiring managers and supervisors gain some additional quality of life when a placed candidate excels and succeeds.
As we come full force into the holiday season it is a good time to reflect and give thanks for all that has been done to make someone’s life better. While it is better to give and do rather than receive we do receive when we give.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
Mentoring your Staff Members You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar His quote seems simple enough. When you analyze it, I am sure you will understand that it can be applied to just about every segment of every industry and to every level of management. As a supervisor you can improve the productivity in your department simply by understanding the needs of the people you supervise and by helping them satisfy those needs. This can be done through simple conversations, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and mentoring them to improve. Ziglar also said when you do more than what you are paid for, you will soon be paid more for what you do. This certainly can apply to every person in the work force. Over the past 31 years as a recruiter I have seen that the ones who progress upwards in their careers are the ones who mentor and help others attain their goals and objectives.