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Recruiting is a 2 way street

Recruiting is a two way street

I hear a lot of people complain that their recruiter never calls them. To be fair, it may be a valid complaint. Though keeping in touch as opposed to following up or providing feedback from an interview are two different things.

I don’t live in a glass house so will not claim that I have never forgotten to follow up with a candidate – I’m sure I have, but certainly not intentionally and I can honestly say that I make it a habit to always follow-up. It’s the right thing to do when recruiting, and all of my candidates and clients deserve that respect.

In terms of touching base – saying howdy even when I don’t have a suitable role available – well, I have to admit that like many other people I get caught up in the day to day and don’t always make the time to reach out.

That doesn’t mean I don’t think about calling, I just don’t always do it.

However, as the title states, recruiting is a two-way street. I happily, and most sincerely, invite any and all of my contacts or candidates to reach out. I love hearing from them.

It can be difficult when a new contact asks how often they should call in, it’s hard to answer. Once a week is probably too often – couple of times a year, probably not often enough! Of course I will certainly call if a role comes in the door but sometimes it’s nice to just touch base. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with each other; find out if things have changed in your world – maybe you have received a raise, have a new boss, new project, etc and have decided to stay put for a while. Perhaps your personal life has changed – family, moved house or whatever it may be that could potentially impact your decision in regards to a new role.

All I can say is that if you’d like to give a call, I’ll be very glad to hear from you!

(Forget my number? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered)

My Number: 416-777-0780
My Email: Pinglis@rostie.com

You can also see all of our current opportunities by clicking here.

Open Mind new career

Keeping an Open Mind, and Open Inbox

Technology has made it easier than ever to contact someone. From online directories to LinkedIn messages, it’s never been easier to get a hold of someone. With that in mind, people aren’t always as receptive to being contacted and can be less than eager to start a conversation with an unknown recruiter. Even if you’ve got the perfect job, at the perfect company, with the perfect compensation, there’s nothing wrong with having a quick discussion to keep your options open.

Recruiters aren’t just for people looking to make a career shift, so being receptive to a conversation can be a big asset right now, or later down the road. Accepting that invitation to connect or hopping on a phone call can help you survey the land and see what’s out there. It allows you to find out more about hiring trends in your industry, and perhaps what is happening with your competitors. More importantly it can help you get a sense of what your worth, and what others in your line of work are getting paid. Finding out what someone with your experience and qualifications is getting for compensation is a great asset when it comes time to negotiate bonuses, pay increases or new job offers.

Similarly, career shifts aren’t always well planned and can be hard to predict. Making your next move can be a stressful process, which is why having someone in your corner can be such a great help. Taking that conversation, and building a relationship, with a recruiter now can go a long way down the road when you’re looking for your next job.

At the end of the day you never know where you’re going to be in a few years and who may be of help. Relationship building and creating connections is always an asset. The bigger your network, the more opportunities that are available to you. So next time you get approached by a recruiter, even if you’re not interested in making a career change, take the call and see where it goes.

On the other hand, if you ARE looking for your next career change, or just want to see what’s out there, take a look at our available jobs, or drop us a resume. 

The job offer, or “I got what I wanted and now I don’t know what to do!”

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Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter – Rostie & Associates.

There you are with an offer in hand – you’ve gone through however many rounds of interviews with your trusty recruiter by your side.  You’re all excited, you’ve closed the deal –  and now you’re not sure.

It happens all the time.  It’s what you do about it, and why, that matters.

This is when you have to take a deep breath and decide what you really want.  Your best friend can’t tell you, your parents can’t tell you, and your recruiter can’t tell you.  Much as we would like to!

You made the decision to pursue another opportunity for a reason (s).  Now you just have to remember what those reasons were.  Maybe you were no longer challenged in your current role, a bit bored?  Maybe your earning potential was limited?  Perhaps it was just time to make a change.  Whatever the reason, there was one.

From a recruiters perspective we obviously don’t want you to turn down the job, but, believe it or not, we don’t want you taking a job that’s not right for you.  That being said, we also don’t want to see you missing out on a fantastic opportunity because you’re feeling a bit nervous or unsure.

Now is the time to really think about what brought you to this point, where you see yourself going if you stay in your current position and where you think the new one may take you.

If, in the end, you decide to turn down the offer, your recruiter should be the first to know.  Of course they will be disappointed, and of course they will try to talk you out of it, but will respect your decision.  It is only right that you would speak directly with the client as well, they offered you the job, but by giving your recruiter the heads up, you allow them the opportunity to minimize “damage” with their client.

Don’t forget, your relationship with your recruiter should be long-lasting – not a one night stand.   So be up front and they’re sure to call you again…..

 

 

Client Testimonial – 1Go Media

1GO Media recently made The Rostie Group their new home. Here is what they have to say in this month’s edition of The Waterfront BIA’s e-Newsletter:

Client Testimonial from 1gomedia

Read the entire August 2014 Ripple e-newsletter here…

When a Recruiter Calls…

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Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter – Rostie & Associates

You know the call, as soon as you hear it’s a recruiter on the other end of the phone there’s a good chance that the first thing you say is “thanks, but I’m not looking”. Fair enough. The majority of the people we call are happy in their current role. But does that mean you shouldn’t take a few minutes to find out what they’re calling about? It may not be for you but perhaps you have a friend that’s on the market or maybe, just maybe, it’s your dream job.

It may not be the time for you to make a move, maybe not the right role, but why not take a few minutes and get to know us a little. Hopefully you’ll never be in the position where you have to find another job, but eventually you may want to. And we’ll be here…waiting for your call.