What's the best way to recruit?

United States
November 16, 2006 7:44pm CST
I recently obtained a contract to recruit sales people/franchise managers in California, Dallas, and a few other cities. I need to know how to be a headhunter. My experience has been with individual businesses for specific locations. All advice is welcome.
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@kylesmiles (1911)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Hi there... Do you happen to recruit for Northern NV area? If so, please feel free to contact me. I'd love for my husband to find a higher paying job! :) We've never used a headhunter but we are open to it...
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• United States
15 Dec 06
Well, right now I am only recruiting for relationship manager/local sales positions. I don't have anyone in Northern NV right now and would be happy to take a look at his resume. Just have him send it to chris (dot) loy (at) dropkickmg (dot) com I read every e-mail that I am sent.
@john1984 (309)
• India
22 Dec 06
Recruiter does not cost you a cent: The hiring company pays the recruiter, not the job searcher. You can contact mikehillit@gmail(dot)com visit http://job-hunt.tk or http://usarecruiter.blogspot.com/ Here you will find recruiter contacts and jobs in NV .
@pusiket (1758)
• Philippines
11 Dec 06
Better posts a job vacancies then let the applicants submit their qualifications. Conduct a series of interviews and by then you can select the best people that will suit those job vacancies.
• United States
11 Dec 06
Thanks. I understand how the process works, but I was wondering about more specifics such as what are some good resume banks and popular job boards, which ones aren't worth the money/time, and what criteria would an experienced person use to comb the resumes.
• United States
9 Dec 06
Congratulations on your contract! Recruiting can be quite lucrative and sounds like you're on your way with this contract. What kind of experience do you have? Do you mean you've done the hiring for specific businesses - sales people? and managers? The neat thing about headhunting is once you've established your candidate base..and it keeps growing, and once you've established your clients (which sounds like you may already have..) things come together quite nicely. Are you recruiting sales people for one company, in those cities? I was a recruiter for about 10 yrs. I still recruit, but not in staffing anymore. Did you have specific questions?
• United States
10 Dec 06
Wow! You are just the person I was looking for! I am recruiting primarily for one company and am in charge of their recruiting and training then pass them over to a co-worker and continue to make a percentage of their sales. I guess I am just trying to learn what are the most effective recruiting tools out there and get ideas of my different options.
• United States
12 Dec 06
Nice to meet you! So, you're not an independent headhunter or work for a staffing company, but recruit for one specific company -- sale and franchice managers for that specific company. Correct? I have to tell you, the best sales people are busy people --following up on leads, referrals, cold calling..etc Sure, a few may keep their eyes open for other (career) opportunties, but if they are really good, they probably haven't even posted their resume anywhere. (unless company has issues and they really need to look elsewhere). You can post the position on a number of different sites, and search databases -- but your best recruits will come from referrals, those not even seeking other employment. Also keep in mind "track record". Really successful sales people know it takes time to build a customer base. The one that changes jobs every 1-2 yrs is probably not your candidate. Are you doing the interviewing also? Always find out how they contributed financially to their companies. Good sales people KNOW the numbers and should have it on their resume. Afterall, they are selling themselves! Did you have specific questions?
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• United States
14 Dec 06
thanks for the advice. I am the one doing the interviewing (and training too) and really that has helped me more than you realize. Any ideas on which job boards are worth what you spend on them for postings?
@vikceo (1301)
• India
15 Dec 06
no need to recruit..simple
• United States
15 Dec 06
How is that?
• United States
15 Jan 07
It's very simple , become the hunted instead of the hunter , make them look for you and come to your door , asking to join your team , more tips at www.avonbynilerose.magneticsponsoringonline.com good luck