In recruiting you really need patience. It is hard to be successful.If you rush a project too much. If you expect too much too soon from a new worker. If you expect to fill a position with the first candidate you submit.
Timely feedback from Employers This is paramount. We certainly understand your concern when you do not receive timely feedback from employers about candidates submitted by you. We are addressing this on a couple of fronts.
A. We are going to hold employers accountable from a system and process standpoint for specific turn-around time at each stage of the hiring process. Employers who do not play by the rules will not be welcome on the platform. The community provides a valuable service on a success based fee structure and we only want to work with employers who are serious about filling these roles and providing timely feedback.
B. Anytime a candidate is rejected - the feedback will be immediately available to the Independent Recruiter and will include the reason for rejection. This way the recruiters engaged on job have timely feedback that they can work with.
C. We will limit the number of resumes we submit to a given employer for a particular position, unless we see timely feedback on the candidates already submitted.
D. Our Account Management team will work closely with the employers to educate them about your concerns and get their commitment to work as true partners in the process.
Craigslist has decided to stop all free job postings. This includes all locations, not just the big cities. Even in the smallest and most remote areas like Maine, Craigslist now charges at a minimum $15.
This will forever change the recruiting landscape.
This maybe a new cool development. But I just posted a job on Indeed.com. It looks like it is for free. It requires a company name and email address. We will see how it goes. This indeed posting completely works. I posted it a couple hours ago and I already have several applications - all for free.
Moving forward with a passive candidate is much different that with an active candidate. An active candidate is already sold on looking for a new job and is thus very open to hearing what open jobs are out there. On the other hand a passive candidate, is just that passively looking or maybe not even looking for a job. Thus, a recruiter must take a unique approach to passive candidates.
To a passive candidate, it is best to sell the discussion, not the job. With passive candidates, I ask them if they are open to either a networking discussion or a career development discussion.
If I was looking for a job here are things I would do on a continuous basis.
Update your resume weekly on the following sites Monster CareerBuilder
Update your resume weekly on the following sites Zip Recruiter Indeed Dice Craigslist (maybe?)
Do a rotational search for opportunites on the following sites Indeed (optional search for remote opportunites in other cities) Simply Hired Craigslist Trovit Zip Recruiter (optional or sign up for saved search) JobisJob Google Searches Specific companies you are targeting (e.g. Kelly Services career site, etc) Elance Craigslist (other cities applicable positions)
Here is another job aggregator similar to Indeed and SimplyHired. But it does nto specialize in only jobs. After a quick test, I noticed it has a jobs that Indeed and Simply Hired do not. So it may be another recource for a job seeker.