So you're a hiring manager looking to improve your lot in life, and you're not sure how to go about it.
A recruiter calls asking for business, and you want to know how to approach them about finding you that perfect position at a 25% pay increase.
How to do it?
This will be a series of posts. the first one will be focused on who to contact to start your job search I have calls to make this morning at 7:30, so you'll have to keep reading to get the rest.
Rule Number 1: There are many kinds of recruiters. Chances are the recruiters you work with are not the ones that are placing you.
Recruiters subscribe to a hierarchy. There are three divisions of recruiters, and there are several categories in those divisions that you need to know.
The three categories are:
Temporary Office Staffing (temps, admins, receptionists)
Speciality Staffing (Technology, F and A, ScientifiC, Healthcare, Sales)
Executive Staffing (Headhunters)
We could argue all day about whether recruiters feel they fit into these divisions. Suffice it to say that anyone in staffing will recognize these divisions as valid. There is crossover, but for the most part, managers are looking for executive headhunters to place them. The problem is headhunters like to call you - calling them won't get you far unless they happen to be looking for your skill set that day. So how do you utilize your contacts to push your job search forward?