Do you really want a career in Recruitment ?

Do you really want to be a Recruitment Consultant in 2016?

“More Technical Wiz and online knowhow than Sales ability and confidence ! “

The Ups and the Downs”

 

The world of Recruitment hasn’t just changed in the last decade it’s a whole different game.

The days of the on-site agency interview and advertising in the press are pretty much dead.

Recruiting has moved so far into the digital arena that the personal contact is almost completely lost. Of course at the higher end of the market things are still following the traditional lines and trusting the Recruiter is key but for the mass market things have sadly lost the cuddly approach.

So what impact does this have on the Recruitment Consultant? Most Agencies have great relationships with their Clients and this obviously creates a good working and profitable result but it’s not a one way road.

Dealing with the Client can be challenging enough but when you throw in another side to the coin it’s what’s I called a “two way sell”.

Take this example: Selling a house or a pen. Simple, you sell the pen and the pen doesn’t say “NO I don’t want to live with him”.  With Recruitment there are two factors to take into consideration, the Client and the Candidate. If we have now lost the personal touch what happens to the Candidates feelings.

Many Candidates feel cheated, neglected and frankly discarded by the rise of the Digital world and lack of face to face contact with the very same people that hold their careers and livelihoods in their hands. The functionality of the Recruiting process has become so automated, systematic and spreadsheet based, that key words are almost more important than the individuals we are searching for.

Is there a way to be more personable and still work with what technology has to offer?

Check out all our new Jobs at www.strike-jobs.co.uk

(Be sure to be nice to the Candidates!)

 

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Does Social Media really work ?

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Does Social Media Really Work?

Having spent three years testing every social media portal, we have come to some very fascinating conclusions about how the psychology of the modern human really works.

We started with unique and interesting online content, from “you tube” clips to hand written pieces about world economies and political rants. This caused some interest but not really the huge social engagement we were looking for. The specific audience did respond to these but it was only on a small scale.

Albeit we did have some good Foot Stompers, political activists, Internet trolls and the General Grumpies.

Thinking outside of the box we then thought, well maybe going down the competition route, (everyone likes a freebie right?), well you’d be surprised!

Actually giving away free stuff to our catchment audience did catch interest but not as much as a dog playing with a duck…. Asking humans to put their thinking caps on and use a little brain power was clearly asking too much. The Lazy Human was born.

So we noticed that the general engagement across the net was geared towards Animals. Seriously take a look for yourself.

Yes Animals on slides, animals surfing, cats jumping and donkeys well, doing donkey things. (Nothing rude you understand).

It seems that the industry has taking on a more Harry Hill (You’ve Been Framed) attempt at slapstick and of course the general populous loves it…

We’ll continue to go down the educated, informative and current affairs route being a professional organisation with a responsibility to bring career advice and job opportunities to the fore whilst still anticipating how the world of social media will evolve.

Has the world of social media become a senseless and sensationalist medium forever, with platting hair videos, celebrity titbits and jumping horses… Or will it take another turn at some point?

The more important question is how will this affect how professional businesses market themselves on Social Media?

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