Thinking about working with a recruiter in you job search? Here's everything you need to know. Watch the interview on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSbRN70tocMFZwsjLqzmo5Q
1. What’s most important to you when you look at someone’s resume?
Short answer is keywords. But more involved answer: is to make it easy to understand what they have done and the impact they've made.
This is especially important if you're changing industries or job type. Also important when applying to a specific Job Description.
When applying to a specific Job Description:
Read thru the JD and be honest with yourself about the things you're targeting. If the company is saying they want someone with B2C consumer experience and you have all B2B or Saas, ask yourself if you're really qualified.
2. When you search for candidates on LinkedIn, what draws you in from their profile?
LI is all SEO - recruiters are mostly searching via keywords.
3. From your perspective, how often do companies use ATS systems, and what’s your suggestion to get your resume processed through them?
Keywords - ATS systems highlight the things the recruiter is looking for and those that have those keywords the highest match.
4. How does a candidate stand out in an interview your opinion?
In an interview
5. What's the difference between an internal recruiter, an external recruiter, and HR and what's the best way for candidates to work with each?
I can talk about how these different parties work, how they work together, and how candidates can leverage each one to get the most out of their job search.
6. Any tips on negotiating salary or compensation during an interview process?
1. Get clear on what's most important to you and why (i.e. if you're changing positions maybe you make a lateral move into a better sector, and then seek a growth path)
2. Do research on typical/common ranges for the industry, position and experience (glassdoor, levels, salary.com, etc)
3. Be up front about your limits and expectations
4. Why candidates are afraid of sharing salary
Afraid to be low balled - it really comes down to what you're willing to accept
Afraid to be priced out - it comes down to what things are imp to you and where you're willing to flex