New job search has got to be right up there with new diet and more exercise for lot of folks.
Is there a new way to search for that job in the new decade?
In the 15 days I've been recruiting this year, there is a sense that retro no longer applies only to fashion and furniture.
Picking up the phone is back!
It may be a different type of phone, it may be attached directly to your ear, or hanging on your car visor, or even include
Skype-type talking pictures, but the phone is back.
I currently have a few GREAT positions I'm working on filling for an Emeryville, CA based travel services start-up/restart. I will do anything I can NOT to post them on internet boards. Why? I can't handle the response. I don't need 200 - 400 resumes, I need one stellar hire. So how will I fill most of these positions? Email is actually the the #1 resource I'll be using. But, the phone will also be involved - more than it has been in years.
The other thing that's rather retro about the current market - is the use of referrals. When I started in recruiting in the 90's, you picked up the phone and asked people "who's the best (__job title__) you know?" Recruiting 101. Now, I spend much of my search time on Linkedin, checking out who people I respect recommend. Even better, I can see recommendations (or lack thereof) of people I don't know at all.
So, here we go again. I'm so glad!! I've read 1000's of resumes. I'm so happy to get back to conversations.
Will pricey lunches and golf outings follow? A recruiter can dream.