I don’t care whether you like this fact or not, but job seeking is a different game now than it was five years ago. Hell, it’s a different game than it was last year.
Staffing is a competitive industry, and it is second nature to want to hit or surpass your company’s set performance metrics to in an effort to stand out. After all, recruiting is a numbers game.
In business, if you don’t know who your competitors are, how can you expect to beat them? This is a valid question; one that’s best answered using the following analogy.
Business is a lot like professional sports in that the best players / teams work hard to perfect their trade. Some of the most well-respected athletes and coaches on the planet are rumored to watch up to 20+ hours of game film per week. They don’t do this for their own enjoyment; they do this so they can come up with a game plan focused on exposing an opposing team’s weaknesses. In short, they do this to win.
Let me start by saying that I am not a recruiter. In fact, I’ve never been a recruiter and I have no plans of becoming a recruiter anytime soon. I am, however, an expert when it comes to helping recruiters do their jobs better. Let me explain…