18 September 2012
Great Candidates Grow on Trees
There are some weeks in your life when you feel like you're on a
constant loop. There are some weeks in your life when you feel like
you're on a constant loop. This has been that week. Like a
perpetual glitch in the matrix I am reliving the same conversation
over and over and over and over and over again. And it always
begins with the magic phrase "It's easy to find great
No doubt there are people out there actively seeking work. Some
of them are even great candidates who were caught in a bad
situation when their company began to struggle. Some of them are
just starting out in their careers. And an even greater number are
looking to get that foot in the door. But are they the candidates
Here's what we have to say on the subject.
To our clients
- If only you had your own ObiWan to tell you that these aren't
the droids you are looking for. That's where I come into the
picture. Now is the time to screen your new employees even more
carefully. They have some amazing experience on paper, they're your
Prince Charming dream come true. So why were they let go from their
previous role. Make sure their story is legit.
- It's a skills shortage. Not a people shortage. Does the
candidate match the skills that are seeking?
- Stay in touch. At Stealth Recruitment we're interested and
invested in your company. It doesn't matter if you have 50 roles or
0 that you are working on, we like to catch up and see how you're
going. It's about relationships and don't just want to be your fair
To our candidates
- If you're looking to move on, don't assume the grass is
greener, ask the question. (If you're not sure we're happy to have
- You are not "just" an anything. Make sure that your skills and
experience stand out. If you're a seagull, paint yourself
- Don't flood the market. Choose an agency to work with and
monitor where your application is being sent. Your CV
arriving on a hiring manager's desk more than once does not bode
well for your organisational skills.
- Does your recruitment consultant know what they are talking
about? Really!!? Will they give you the time of day?
- Be prepared to be flexible. Take a different roster, change
your title up, negotiate on salary. Being flexible will make you a
more desirable employee.
- What a great opportunity! If you find yourself in a place
you've never been before make the most of it. Take the chance to
take stock and work out what you really want.
At Stealth Recruitment we work with every company as it was our
own and with every candidate to provide the best possible advice.
If you're on the hunt for a new talent for your mining team or a
new opportunity for your career, give us a call. Ask us the hard
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