10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #9 Not asking for referrals.

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By: Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In my last post I discussed the mistake recruiters make in failing to understand your client’s culture and what personality type they’re looking for. Today I’m going to discuss another mistake recruiters make, which is:

Common Mistake #9: Failing to ask for referrals.

Recruiters are awful, terrible, horrible people that call you while you’re working and offer you an opportunity for another job you just don’t care about. Sure, it may be more money, the boss isn’t a micromanager like your current boss, and the location is closer to your home, but no – you’re at work, and you have a job. Darn pesky recruiter. So, the recruiter hangs up when you say “I’m not interested”. This is a horrible mistake. They should have Read more 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #9 Not asking for referrals.

4 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Networking

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By: Mike Stafford, Sr. Consultant and Managing Partner

I’ve polled hundreds of clients who had recently landed a job and asked them – “What one thing was MOST important to your success”.  The overwhelming majority said …because I knew someone on the inside”.

LinkedIn is the “INSIDE” for professional career networking!

Many of us know the painful sting of being laid off from a company for various reasons. Whether it’s downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, or meeting the dividends for the stock holders – sometimes companies have to lay people off.

So how can you ensure you stand out in the sea of millions of other applicants, besides having a stellar resume on file with CEG Partners? And how do you find quality employees if you’re currently hiring?

You go FISH.

More precisely – you go network on LinkedIn.

If you’re looking for a job or a client without a proven process, it’s like trying to drive from Little Rock, AR to Destin, FL the first time without a map.

Here is a proven 4-step process to help you network using LinkedIn: Read more 4 Ways to Use LinkedIn for Networking

10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #8 Not understanding the culture.

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By: Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In my last post I discussed the mistake recruiters make in failing to get candidate feedback from your clients. Today I’m going to discuss another mistake recruiters make, which is:

Common Mistake #8: Failing to understand your client’s culture and what personality type they’re looking for.

This information is very important to convey to your candidates. Also, to assist you as the recruiter, as to whether or not they are both a culture and personality fit. If you take the time to really get to know both your candidates, and your clients – this won’t be a problem at all. An example of a good key question to ask a candidate would be: Read more 10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #8 Not understanding the culture.

Mike Stafford on KATV – Top 3 Reasons to Use a Recruiter.

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By: Mike Stafford, Managing Partner and Sr. Consultant

I was recently on KATV to discuss the 3 main reasons you should use a recruiter. Well, it’s important to first understand a little more about what we at CEG Partners do, and who we do it for.

CEG Partners is a Consulting and Recruiting company – we have experience from both sides of the employment “desk”.

In the last few segments I discussed:

1.    Re-invigorating your career

2.    Online job search tips

3.    The importance of LinkedIn – click here to read all about it.

But, here are the 3 main reasons you should work with a recruiter: 

1 – They won’t cost you a dime – If one tries to charge you, move on. It won’t reduce what the company pays you (in fact, it may Read more Mike Stafford on KATV – Top 3 Reasons to Use a Recruiter.