Recruitment is tough. No matter how hard you try, there are always more requisitions that need to be filled. I have limited experience in talent acquisition but can sympathize. Year after year, businesses plan for a certain intake and invariably during the year shuffle those numbers. Once a requisition opens, you line up many many … Continue reading First Match vs Best Match
Recruiting trends more often than not slip out from my circle of interest. To be vocally self-critical, I find myself either skimming over these or straight out ignoring them. However, when earlier this year, Sundar Pichai announced Google for Jobs, I had to sit up and take notice. It intrigued me not because of the … Continue reading Google for Jobs: The new beast in town
We’ve all made mistakes in our careers. I wish I had someone to tell me that I was making a mistake when I was, but I didn’t. I’ve made three significant ones till date, two in my early years - one that I regret till date and one that I’ve learnt from. I will share … Continue reading Mistake #1 – Being too scared
I love it when job descriptions are created by real people; not the run of the mill series of words strung together in the most professional way. A hint of crazy here and there would catch anyone’s attention. Don’t ask me why I was browsing through job descriptions, but I was and meticulously so because … Continue reading Good sense of humor appreciated!
We’re all loving this new form of data representation, aren’t we? But how many infographic resumes have you come across? I’ve seen a few float around in the marketing department. Save that, it’s not really caught on. Considering that the average recruiter take an average of 6s to look at a resume, I wonder why … Continue reading Infographic Craze!
I heard some of the most disturbing lines in my career today morning. I was having a conversation with a recruiter who hires for one of our largest business units. He said – ‘Our job is to hire. It doesn't matter how he performs post hiring. If the manager is on the fence, we urge … Continue reading When it stops at hiring!