"I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it"------Thomas Jefferson
It its purest form, the role of the recruiter is to enhance the lives of candidates and improve client profitability. The hard work of the process is determining the needs of the client and matching it against the wants of the candidate. The luck (the result of the hard work) occurs when there is a match and both sides are happy. A successful hire has to be win-win for both sides.
With the recent layoffs I ask candidates what they are doing to find a new opportunity and I continually hear the same responses. I have my resume posted on several job boards and I check the job boards every day for new postings and if I see a new one I send in my resume. To some this may seem like hard work but in doing those things a candidate is scratching the surface of the job market. Finding a job is a full time job and it is hard work. The items mentioned are simply the first steps in the process.
In addition, a job seeker should also take a look at their own credentials and determine what will make them stand out from all the rest of the job seekers. Then the job seeker should make a list of all of the contacts they have and start a telephone marathon to get their credentials in front of individuals in order to find the hidden jobs that are not posted. Yes, it is hard work and the harder you work the luckier you will be.
Companies can use the same approach when trying to fill the job that cannot be posted. They should look at their company and determine what makes it stand out from all the rest and ask the question “Why should someone want to work for my company?” After doing that, they should evaluate internal and external resources in order to determine which process will get them to the hidden talent not available on the job boards and social networking sites. In both situations a little hard work will enable you to get lucky!
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After ending my corporate career as a Vice President of Loss Prevention I started an Executive Seach Firm specializing in the placement of security and asset proteection executives domestically and internationally.