Recruitment is a relationships game

Recruitment is a relationships game

It’s all about relationships   If you have solid relationships with a core amount of clients you will WIN ….. Long term! Building relationships takes time, you’re not going to have a brilliant relationship with loads of clients over night. So this is something that you have to consistently work on …. How do you do this? Firstly you have to have the right mindset towards relationships. Don’t just talk to clients/ candidates when you have something to talk about…

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Meet Irani Maharaj

Meet Irani Maharaj

Recruiter Guest Post   Tell me a bit about you and the industry you currently recruit for? I work for Cloudstream Global in the Cape Town office. At the moment I recruit for one client based in the UK. My focus has been on Cloud Solution Architects and other Cloud roles. But I also recruit developers and other technical roles. Why did you choose to work within the Recruitment Industry? It’s not a choice I ever expected to make to…

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Do you intentionally try and get involved with the industry you recruit for?

Do you intentionally try and get involved with the industry you recruit for?

What do you do to get involved in the industry you recruit for?   Why would I do this when I can continue to help people get jobs without doing this? I think you should actively try and get involved for two reasons ….. Firstly in my opinion you should have some sort of interest/ passion for the industry you recruit for …. I appreciate this isn’t always going to be the case but I think you should genuinely care…

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Recruiter Guest Post!

Recruiter Guest Post!

Meet Steph Rae   Tell me a bit about you and the industry you currently recruit for? I’m Steph and I’ve worked for Lucy Walker Recruitment in Leeds for the last 4 and a half years. Our specialism is recruiting for temporary and permanent office based positions. From PAs to Receptionist and HR, Sales, Customer Service, Administration and much more! My loyalties do lie on the temporary side though. I love the fast paced nature of temp recruitment! Why did…

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Keep track of your leads!

Keep track of your leads!

Do you know how much pipeline you have?   This is something that I learnt recently and I think it’s extremely important to know what leads/pipeline you have! I used to keep track of what jobs I had on etc. This was a basic practice that I learnt early on. However what I  didn’t do is keep track of what jobs may come up, (Warm Leads) or keep track of jobs I was trying to get on (Cold Leads) and…

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Recruiter Guest Post!

Recruiter Guest Post!

Meet Petrus Wessels   Tell me a bit about you and the industry you currently recruit for? I work for CloudStream Global, we’re a Tech Recruitment company that sources talent Globally. I have been working as a Recruiter in Cape Town for the last year. I started by recruiting into the UK and UAE markets. Now I specialise in all roles Data related in South Africa but specifically the hottest “New” Job – Data Scientists. Why did you choose to…

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Recruiter Guest Post!

Recruiter Guest Post!

Meet Andrew Mcgregor   Tell me a bit about you and the industry you currently recruit for? I have been in recruitment for 11 years. My first 4 years were spent with Matchtech in the UK as a temp recruiter. I specialised in Highways covering design & site supervision roles for Engineering Consultants and Local Authorities. Relocated to Australia in 2010 to join D&B where I have progressed from a consultant into a Director / Shareholder for the business. During…

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Reviewing your desk. If you’re not doing this you should be…..

Reviewing your desk. If you’re not doing this you should be…..

Reviewing your desk is an extremely valuable exercise!!   Going into 2017 you should have real clarity on what worked for you in 2017 and what didn’t. So you can go into 2018 with the right intentions and set yourself up to hopefully win all year!! If you haven’t taken the time to review your desk then take the time to do so now… Look at how you achieved your successes. Where did you source your placements from. What clients…

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How did my 2017 go and what did I learn?

How did my 2017 go and what did I learn?

What did I learn in 2017?   Where to start …… Well my 2017 had a very difficult start. As I had time off due to an operation at the end of 2016 I had to start from a standing start in 2017. So the first 6 months of the year involved dealing with a ton of rejection, many setbacks and very few placements. All the joys of building a successful recruitment desk ……. HOWEVER it wasn’t all negatives as…

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Are you struggling in January or do you have a solid pipeline?

Are you struggling in January or do you have a solid pipeline?

Ensuring you have a pipeline to go back to in the New Year is key …   I experienced this year how important it is to have a pipeline ahead of breaking up for Christmas! I found myself in a brilliant position for the last quarter of the year however I had nothing on the board in 2018. So I had to really ramp up the action ahead of Christmas to create a pipeline for the new year! Do I…

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