Thursday, September 23, 2010

The internet is blessing and a curse!

We love the net, we use it daily to find candidates, research companies, check the news. It’s quick, easy and often times incredibly accurate. But it can also work against us. Often candidates develop their expectations of what we can do for them, how much money they can make and who they should be working for by doing a quick internet search. They hit one or two sites and consider their research done! Give them an A for effort but there is lots of information on the net that can get you into trouble - trouble a good recruiter can get you out of. We know our clients, we know our market we know if you’ll have to take a cut in pay or get a fantastic increase. We know because we keep tabs on the market and close tabs on our clients.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bug Smasher

Today I was interviewing with a Director of Sales and a bug was flying around. It was a tiny moth type of bug and it was bugging me. (Couldn't resist, sorry.) Without thinking, I smashed it. Pow, right out of the air. I think the Director will always remember me as the recruiter/bug smasher. He was nice enough to give me some Purell so I didn’t have to go down the hall to wash hands. Thanks Director! Sometimes we do things without thinking. Smashing a little bug is funny and I don’t think too harmful. Other things I’ve seen people do during and interview can turn people off. 

Other stuff not to do:
  • Chew gum
  • Cackle at the interviewer, laughing good, cackling not so good
  • Eat candy
  • Answer your cell phone or office phone
  • Tell too many personal stories – what will we talk about later?
  • Adjust your clothing
  • Pick at body parts – eyebrows, nails, noses – gross.
  • Apply lipstick
  • Putt your feet up on the table/desk
  • Spill coffee all over the person interviewing you
  • Smash bugs