Finding An Ideal Recruit

The employees of an organization are its most valuable assets. An HR’s job is a vital one for this matter as he/she makes the most important decision of whom to select and whom to reject from the vast horde of applicants who apply for a post. Though different companies have different selection as well as interview processes, the basic principle remains the same i.e. to find the most competent and qualified person for the job. In such a case there are a few pointers which can be followed by a HR to arrive at a prudent choice.

Preliminary Research
As it is with any task, proper research is vital for this process of searching out an ideal candidate for a job. The interviewer should take out time and peruse the cover letter and resume of the candidate thoroughly before the interview. This would help the interviewer draw up some relevant questions about the applicant.

Make the Applicant Comfortable
Make the atmosphere friendly and approachable so that the interviewee feels at ease and is able to express himself clearly. In a high pressure situation like a job interview, candidates often get stressed and are unable to perform upto their potential. It is an interviewer’s responsibility to lighten the atmosphere and make it ideal for a free exchange of thoughts and idea.

Relevant Questions
The interviewer should try and get the interviewees to open up and express themselves effectively. As far as possible, questions asked should be open ended ones which encourage the interviewee to give a detailed reply. Also the interviewer should keep the interviewee’s other interests/hobbies in perspective and ask relevant question to arrive at a balanced decision. The body language of the applicant should be observed as they can be helpful in providing clues about the interviewee.

Lastly the interviewer should encourage the applicant to ask questions about the company, the work culture etc. All these points are a great help when it comes to choosing an appropriate applicant for the job.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release August 2011

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However, India witnessed quick economy recovery and soon it achieved an enviable GDP growth rate. Owing to this speedy recovery, the top recruiters in the country are now on a hiring spree. As the economy bounced back after the slump, the job market started getting better. The top-notch companies put ambitious expansion plans in place and started hiring skilled professionals to realize their goals. The biggest job churner however, has been the IT and the ITES sector. The BPO sector has provided myriad opportunities to the people and has witnessed tremendous growth in recent times. Hence, the sector has gone on a huge recruitment drive and offering lucrative packages to the clients as well.

Banking sector in India is not far behind, when it comes to recruitment of professionals. Many nationalized and private banks in the country have been conducting written examinations, to hire young talent into their organization. With ambitious expansion plans in place, the recruitment drive is bound to gain pace in the near future. In addition, aviation sector, which was the worst hit sector due the recession and surging oil prices, has also shown signs of redemption and is looking to expand its operations. Moreover, various new sectors have opened up a plethora of opportunities and with growing competition in every field, recruiters have myriad options to choose from.

Campus Recruitment

Campus recruitment is a hiring technique adopted by many companies where you are selected even before you actually start getting ready for a job hunt. Here, you have a chance to grasp exciting and lucrative opportunities within the perimeter of your college campus. Campus recruitment is now being done on a large scale and is proving beneficial for both students as well the companies.

Though your own skills and qualifications will help you get through the selection process, yet there are certain tips to make an impactful resume for the same.

  1. Keep the resume precise and limited to one page as you are a fresh candidate without any experience.
  2. Do not be too experimental with your resume in case of margin, color and size of the font, size of the picture etc. Keep all the information clear and systematic.
  3. Your resume should reflect your objective clearly and there should not be any clutter in the content. Avoid writing vaguely about the mission as it would show less clarity in your thoughts. Change the objective according to the company you have applied for and suiting to the profile. Be sure of the objective as it presents the gist of your resume. If you are not clear on what you have written in your objective it is very likely that the recruiter will dump it.
  4. Always remember to mention your specialization on your CV. It makes it convenient for interviewer to decide on certain factors.
  5. Make sure that you write full name of your institution. There are recruiters all over from India and there it’s not always easy for them to know the abbreviated form of your institute.
  6. Let your resume be understandable by one and all so it’s important to take care of the language and arrangement of information.

Your resume is the first thing that goes to the recruiter hence it should be created with absolute accuracy to make them consider you for an interview amidst all the applicants.

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The advent of internet emerged as a boon for the whole recruiting process. Earlier the whole process was done either in print i.e.; newspapers, pamphlets etc. or through public hiring agencies but now it is much more easier to locate the candidates for the right profile or get a desired job. Many social networking sites are also joining this trend to make the process much more easier. Recruitment sites are also emerging as successful search stations for the job seekers and recruiters. Apart from campus recruitments, recruiting through these sites is much easier. They are more relied upon than any other mode of recruitments as they maintain a huge database of the job seekers for future reference.

But recruiters may sometimes face some difficulties selecting the rights candidates for the appropriate profile. Again, the question of how to start also arises. Given are few tips for the recruiters to help them make a better selection.

Two Basic Processes For Selection

There are two basic processes. One is to scan through the resumes posted in the sites and the other is to post your on requirements and then wait for the responses of the job seekers. However, the second option is mostly opted by the companies or the recruiters as it is more specific and controllable. It is also hassle-free as only those candidates apply who are experts in the concerned area.

Tips For The Recruiters For Making Better Selection

  • It has to be crisp and precise- Being more specific helps the job seekers to understand the required profile and then apply for the posts as per the requirement.
  • The language should be user- friendly to help the job seekers understand the exact job profile. Too much decorative language may be confusing for the readers.
  • The bulleted style of information is more attractive and eye-catchy.
  • The basic fields such as-Job description, location of work, minimum qualification, qualities, experience required, salary offered etc. A brief company profile must be given as well for a better link between the job seeker and the recruiter.
  • Job posting dates and the contact details are also to be mentioned for better responses. Ensure to reply to the responses. These are very necessary as the candidate would be counting on you for your reply.
  • Ensure to remove the jobs once the posts are filled in the specific areas. If these are not removed then a confusion occurs as candidates may still keep on applying for the same post.
  • Huge posting of job requirements are also a concern and manually posting each requirement takes a lot of time .To avoid such complications try using popular and hassle free sites which offer bulk space and also allow alternative ways of job posting.

With these few important tips, it will be easier for the recruiting agencies or firms to improve their methods or ways of selection process. A more specific and accurate approach will also help the job seekers to find their dream jobs, thus reducing confusion in the selection process.

Employer Selection Through Recruiters

Aspirations of the job aspirants are touching the skies in today’s scenario. Competition to select an employee with diverse expertise and extensive domain experience has been a great challenge to many recruitment agencies. Demands from both companies and the aspirants have also raised the recruitment levels and procedures of these firms. So nowadays, even the job seekers are empowered to choose from the options offered by the recruitment firms and choose to work with a company of their choice. So, it is the decisive factor for the aspirants to choose an agency or recruitment firm with the latest ‘job seeker-employer’ matching tools to achieve their goals.

Starting The Job Hunt

  • The best way for employer selection is to submit your resume and brief the recruiter about your requirements such as preferred companies, pay packages as well as the roles and responsibilities that are coveted by you. With such screened methodology, one can easily track the best employer offering the jobs in the respective industries.
  • A precise and brief discussion about your talents and targets with these agencies can be very helpful. A reputed recruitment agency understands the best of both the companies as well as the job seekers’ needs. In this way, they maintain a balance in the selection process at both ends.

Employer’s Point Of View

  • Mentioning The Type Of Company- This is very important because it narrows the confusion of approaching too many companies exclusively. Be precise on what type of company you are looking for so that agencies find it easier to contact them. For e.g. Public sector firm, MNCs etc.
  • Type Of Industry- Brief them about the type of industry you are looking for. A job seeker may have a skill set suitable for several industries but may choose to work and flourish in a particular one.
  • Roles And Responsibilities- Mention about the roles you are looking for. Brief them about the responsibilities taken up in your previous company. And also inform them about the challenges that you are looking out for.
  • Compensation- Mention them about your expected salary package and also brief them about your last package.
  • Designation- If you wish to apply only for a certain post then do specify about it correctly. Also do not forget to mention the specified area you are interested in

Thus, the selection of a specified employer through these recruitment firms can be made easy if the above mentioned aspects are considered. Briefing about your profile in a concise manner helps these agencies to perfectly cater to your niche needs. Thus, a two way selection process is becoming a huge success in today’s job industry.

Follow up with Recruiter

When you are in search of a job you tend to make a lot of mistakes. Sticking more than required to your recruiter might land you nowhere. It can turn out to be negative. Your passion and need for a job are the driving factors that force you to commit such mistakes. It is very necessary to be in touch with the recruiter but that doesn’t mean overdoing it. The job of the recruiter is to organize an interview for you only if you are eligible for the job. If they have a vacant position suitable for you they will contact you. So, unnecessary disturbing the recruiter with your mails might annoy them.

Feedback:
After you submit your resume at the office or have gone through a preliminary interview rounds, the further course of action depends on the feedback from the companies.

The reaction from the companies is often delayed due to various reasons:

  • Need for that position is not that urgent
  • The person responsible for giving the final decision is not present in the city
  • These factors slow down the recruitment process. The recruiters are not to blame for this.

    Do not take hasty steps 
    Most of the time, the recruiters provide you with a deadline by which they will get back to you. If they do not contact you there is no need to worry or do things in haste.

  • Do not Frequently Call up your recruiter
  • Do not email them often
  • Do not visit their office
  • All these things might irritate the recruiters and the tables could be turned.

    Thing to do:
    Politely call once in a two-three weeks and ask about the interview process
    You should post an email to the recruiter once or twice a month

    Thus it is important to follow-up with the recruiter but paying more than needed attention towards them can spoil your case.

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