With the New Year come big changes for Recruit Ready. Because… why not?
It’s easier to say fast ten times, which matters, when you’re planning to do weekly podcasts. Recruitable rolls off the tongue. And it was suggested by a recruiter whose judgement I trust, so there you go.
Plus, it really speaks to what we’re getting across — if someone is actually recruitable. You may think you’re recruit-ready — or a recruiter might think you’re a great candidate — but the data tells a completely different story.
These are just a few of the data points that typically get sussed out in the process of calls with recruiters (and after 30+ years of talking to headhunters, I should know). The thing is:
Even after a couple of conversations, recruiters may find out that the candidate isn’t recruitable, after all. One (or more) of the dealbreakers… broke the deal. And they’ve just wasted all that energy and attention on talking to an unrecruitable candidate, instead of talking to people who really are recruitable.
Recruitable is a Candidate Pre-Qualification System (CPS), which front-loads the data collection (people are terrible data collectors, anyway) and sets the stage for discussions before conversations get started. That way, everybody can have a productive, targeted conversation and not waste their time trying to fit an octagonal peg in a triangular hole.
React is exactly what candidates do, when a headhunter reaches out to us by email or phone. We do any or all of the following:
Recruitable React combines the message creation and saving features of Hello and Intro into one app, so active and passive job seekers (or anyone who recruiters reach out to) can reply with all the important details before they invest the time in an extended conversation with people who get paid to find them work.
Everybody needs to get a taste of how great it is to be able to tap their phone a few times, and get all their pertinent details to recruiters who contact them. Seriously, it’s fun! I get a charge out of doing it, every time I tap the screen and shoot back an email or LinkedIn message to recruiters who reach out to me.
I get pinged at least three times a week, sometimes three times a day, and I never know who’s going to have the Next Great Opportunity for me. So, I’m saving time and energy on the front end — and on the back end, if/when I actually talk to a live human being.
Honestly, people, do you really want to spend your days chasing down possible candidates, finding out they don’t qualify after you’ve sunk all that time into researching them and discussing their situation? It must be pretty discouraging, after you hit a dead end a bunch of times. So, why not find out, up front, if they meet the basic criteria to move forward? Get specifics on
Recruitable Pro EZ leverages the same app that job seekers use to send recruiters their details, so there’s a consistent data flow, and you know what to expect. And if your ATS pulls in emails from candidate, Pro EZ will embed their info directly in that system, so you and your whole team will see that updated information.
Why keep hitting dead ends, when you can find out up front if someone is really Recruitable?
Watch this space in the coming weeks for more details.
When you’re looking for a job, it’s a good idea to set up an email account just for job searching. That way your professional email won’t get mixed in with your personal mail.
Free Email Accounts
There are a variety of free web-based email services, like Gmail and Yahoo, that you can use. You’ll be able to check your email online from any computer, so using webmail is a good way to stay on top of your job search.
Do be sure you have an email account name that is appropriate for business use, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org rather than email@example.com. Once you’ve set up the account, send yourself a few test messages to make sure you can send and receive mail.
Then use this email account for all your job search communications: to apply for jobs, post your resume, and connect with your contacts. Be sure to check your account frequently so that you can respond immediately to employers who are interested in hiring you.
Read the rest of the article here: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/how-to-set-up-a-job-search-email-account-2061887
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