In the current candidate-driven job market, recruiters are looking for unique ways to attract talent. Some have resorted to even (dare we say it?) recruitment strategies on the border of weird and wacky. What can we learn from the unusual recruitment tactics that are being used and actually getting results? Here’s a rundown of some unique recruitment strategies that actually work.
If you’re like most of us, you’d love to be wealthier. Having more money would alleviate stress. It would make it easier to pay your bills and buy nicer things. Maybe it’d allow you to spend more time with your kids and go on more vacations. You’re not alone if you wish you could somehow earn a more significant income.
When a student applies for their first job or for their next academic degree, they don’t have much experience to showcase their skills and personal qualities. Hiring managers and admissions officers, therefore, often look at recommendation letters as a way to go beyond the student’s GPA and learn more about the student’s skills and personal qualities.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Gracefully Quit a Job You Just StartedYou’ve just started learning the ropes at your new job, and you've gotten to know your colleagues. But you’re already thinking about quitting. Maybe you were deciding between to job offers and realized that you’ve made the wrong choice. Or, a change in your personal circumstances means that you have to quit.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Professionally Reschedule a Job Interview Without Destroying Your ChancesYou’ve practiced answering common interview questions and refined your “greatest weakness.’ Nothing can stop you until BAM! The flu hits your household. Or you ran over a nail and popped a tire en route to the interview. When you need to pivot, there’s a good, better, and best way to reschedule a job interview. Here’s how to do it professionally, so you can nail the gig when the timing is right.
jobsearcher.com/blogRecruiting in a Recession: Hard Truths That Talent Acquisition Experts Must AcceptThe summer had economists from around the globe embroiled in a debate about a possible recession coming in the next few years (or months). As of October 2022, the U.S. Labor Department data put the current inflation rate at 7.7%. The recent layoffs in the tech industry are just the first of what is soon to be a string of cutbacks by companies looking to save costs. For recruiters, this means freezes in hiring and fewer openings. It will also include the uphill task of finding the best candidates for them from the coming influx of recently laid-off job seekers. Now is probably a good time to brace for tough times in the next few years in the talent acquisition industry. To survive and thrive recruiting in a recession, here are some hard truths you will need to accept.