Recruitment Strategy Tip 1: Before you apply to a job posted directly by the hiring company, think about your trusted recruitment relationships to uncover whether s/he can highlight your resume to the hiring authority or be banished to the black hole of the HR function!!
Recruitment Strategy Tip 2: When updating your resume, keep in mind your personal brand and ensue that it is reflected in your accomplishments and speaks to your ambitions. Your resume is key that will start the engine of your job search; make sure it’s a muscle car and not a lemon! #vroom
Recruitment Strategy Tip 3: Passive is the new active! Whether you are in the fully in the market or not, keep in mind that opportunities arise when you least expect them to. Keep your resume updated and don’t be so quick to turn down a call or InMail from a recruiter; you never know where that simple conversation could lead!
Recruitment Strategy Tip 4: When negotiating compensation for a new role keep in mind the total package and be flexible when necessary. Think holistically about the offer, not just the numbers, i.e. PTO, employer health care contribution, defined benefit/deferred benefit contribution, remote flex time, child care, maternity/paternity, and commuter benefits to name a few. The negotiating starts far before you get to the finish line so be prepared and map out what is really important to you and your family!
Recruitment Strategy Tip 5: Why is the HR interview so important? In most cases, HR is the backbone of an organization and evaluates the core competencies, strengths and culture fit of all potential candidates. As a result, it is imperative that you prepare to answer questions such as, “What intrigues you about our company?”, What brings you to the market?”, and “What do you perceive to be your strengths/weaknesses?” just to name a few. The answers might be straight forward but dig a bit deeper in an effort to impress!