Organisation is Key!
After implementing a strict job search process which I would use to ensure all the resources I had to find candidates were being utilised. I had to make sure I had in place a follow up search process so I can continuously work on the job once I had completed the initial search. I came up with a way to really keep on top of the candidates I needed to chase and the candidates I had spoken too which I still use now which proves to be very successful. For each job I worked on I would create a word document and keep track of the candidates I called, When I called them, What candidates I spoke too, What candidates weren’t interested, What candidates were interested, What candidates came back to me via email etc. Why did I do this? I did this because in my first 3 months of working jobs I didn’t note each person I had spoken to when working a job so when my director came across someone active on a job board, who would be suitable for a job I was working and he asked if I had spoken to that person sometimes I wouldn’t know, this isn’t good!! So having this list of when I tried to contact candidates regarding the job I was working really helped me keep on top of the people I needed to chase and keep on top of as you don’t always get through to a candidate the first time as fellow recruiters will know!!