20 April 2015

Muppet - Is it Kermit's Fault?

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Muppet- a person who defies explanation with regard to common sense and logic, exhubing an air of confidence that is mutually exclusive to that of their accomplishments or ability
Urban Dictionary.com

For those of you who adored the Muppets as a child - or those of you who have been dragged kicking and screaming by their children to see Hollywood's newest incarnation - The Muppets are here to provide a timely lesson in public image.

Muppets have been given a bad rap of late - Securing their place in pop culture as the brainless free-wheeling characters who offer little, other than temporary amusement. But is it really Kermit's fault?

Waking up every morning to have a disgruntled actor place their hand somewhere inappropriate, steal his power of speech and ability to control his own limbs and move his mouth in time with diatribe so inane its borderline criminal activity.

Could Kermit turn his public image around by simply looking a little more closely at the people he allows to speak for him?

There are some situations in human life where we find ourselves not able to speak for ourselves and the recruitment process is often one of these times. First introductions, lengthy / complicated negotiations, and nameless / faceless application processes can leave you feeling mute.

If you ask the right questions and pick the right recruitment partner, you can amplify the power of your voice (and maybe even throw in a nice song and dance routine). If you don't ask the right questions you may end up looking like, well, a Muppet.

Here are some important questions to ask of your recruiter, before sending your CV!

  1. Are you a mining professional or come from a mining background? Get them to be specific.
  2. Do you specialise in certain disciplines (e.g technical only), or are you more of a generalist? How did you become "specialised"? Get them to be specific.
  3. How long have you been in recruitment? In the area of "specialisation"?
  4. Does everybody love them/are they reputable? Are there testimonials to support this? Ask for them, ask around - Google is your friend!
  5. Do they have an expansive network? Really? How? Where? Check them out.

Know who has your CV, who is representing you, who they are representing you to and what they are saying about you! Don't let someone else's words and actions make you look like a Muppet.

Choose a recruitment partner you can trust. One with the right attitude, experience and networks to give you the best chance possible!

Give Stealth Recruitment a call on 07 3910 0001 and ask us the 5 Most Important Questions.