What you can learn from 382 recruiters chasing a fake candidate

On the Recruiting Animal’s Facebook page he shared a link to this: The inside story of how 382 recruiters pursued an imaginary engineer

There is a lot to learn from this write-up.  Even though it is for recruiters to learn, I think we can learn a lot, too.  Some things I took away (there are a lot more, read it for yourself):

In #1 the author calls LinkedIn an “overfished pond.”  Interesting, huh?  You can see their suggestions of other places recruiters are told to look for talent.  Where are you?

In #7 we learn how recruiters are writing emails that aren’t effective, and what they can do to make them more effective.  How effective are YOUR emails?

In #8 they talk about following up and referencing a previous conversation.  Very interesting idea.

In #9 they talk about the “what’s in it for me” concept, which I just wrote about on my JibberJobber blog.

It really comes back to communication, and your ability to develop relationships.  But there are lots of gems in that post.

Jason Alba blogs for Career Resumes, a full service resume and LinkedIn Profile firm.  Jason is the founder and CEO of JibberJobber.com, a web tool to help you organize and manage your job search.

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