What does a typical day look like as a recruiter? By: Allison Flitter Every industry and every position have different days; recruiting is no different. Although each recruiter has a different structure, we each have the same basic outline for our day. Below is an example of what a typical day looks like: 9:00-10:00 Follow [...]
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Relationship Building By Allison Flitter Recruiting is more than just sending a job description to a candidate and connecting them with a client. Everyday at Germer International we talk to candidates in-depth about their family, their salary, why they are looking for a new position, etc. These are tough conversations that we have so that [...]
Why is a Recruiter Asking for My Salary? By: Les Schafer Take a deep breath and say to yourself, “the good recruiters are here to help me”. Remember we talked about this in a previous blog (Why work with a recruiter)? So, building from that conversation let’s talk about salary. Recruiter: “So, Mr. or Mrs. [...]
Following up, show your interest! By Hannah Ferguson To my surprise, a lot of candidates have told me that they “don’t want to show their cards” or “don’t want to seem too desperate” in a job search. I agree that seeming too desperate may not come off the best, but showing too little interest can [...]
Jessica Gerber School: Kenyon College Major: Political Science Minor: Concentration in Islamic Studies Graduation Year: 2019 What is your title at Germer? Associate Pharmaceutical Recruiter When did you start at Germer/ how long have you been here? I started here the beginning of July 2020. What is one piece of advice you would give to [...]
Video Interviewing Tips By Kelly Mikulski In today’s challenging times more and more employers are conducting video interviews in place of in person interviews to fill the positions they have open. You should prepare for the interview the same way you would if you were going onsite and do your homework. If you have a [...]
When Looking for a New Job Feels Like a Full Time Job! Written By Catherine Stier According to Glassdoor, “on average, each corporate job attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job.” You have a 2.4% chance of getting a call [...]
Why I Do This Everyday By Hannah Ferguson Being a recruiter is hard. Besides our own work and effort, we have little control over the process and that can be one of the most challenging parts of the job. However hard it can be, it is ultimately worth the joy of building relationships and helping [...]
How one call changed my career and can change yours! Written by: Les Schafer Go back in time to the year 1998. I was a Project Engineer for a construction company sitting at my desk in an open cubicle environment. My phone rings and I answer it. Long story short it was a recruiter asking [...]
Retained vs Contingent Recruiting Firms By Allison Flitter When deciding what type of agency you would like to work with, you will probably be choosing between a retained or contingent firm. So, what is the difference between working with a retained vs contingent firm? Retained firms get paid a fee up front to start the [...]