Have you heard about Phoenix Group International's referral program? In the last five placements that our firm, Phoenix Group International, has made, three of the positions were filled with individuals referred to our recruiting firm by other individuals. So first, we want to thank you for your referrals! Our clients have been very impressed by the caliber of talent, and their new hires are thrilled in their positions!
If you are a first or second year investment banking analyst, you will likely be bombarded by recruiting firms this Fall and Winter promising you placement next Summer, or even earlier. We advise you to be sure to do your homework before sending your resume to a stranger.
Are you interviewing for a position, and now you have to go to the final interview, which in many cases, is a panel interview? Panel interviews can be very nerve-wracking for anyone.
Why should you consider using a contingency-based recruiting firm when finding your next top talent?
The major objective for this program is to develop a deep understanding of the social styles model. By completing this program, participants will be better able to understand:
- The differences in dealing with people who have different styles of operating, and adjust your style accordingly for both efficiency and effectiveness
- The differences in basic communication and influence styles which are fundamental to each person’s style, and adjust your style to work most effectively with others based on their communication and influencing preferences
Guest blog post written by Lisa Conti, recruiter with Phoenix Group International.
Remember that recruiters can hold the keys to the hidden jewels of the job market including jobs you may not be aware of, and may not even be posted. Use them and they may just open the door to a new career opportunity. What I have learned working behind the scenes is the important role a recruiter can play in a person's career path. Even if you are not looking now, you may need their help later, so this applies to those who are happy with their careers, as well as those looking for a new opportunity. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should use a recruiter.
- Hidden Job Market. I said earlier that recruiters hold the hidden jewels of the job market, and here they are – undisclosed jobs. Many times, especially with Sr. level positions, companies have confidential roles that are for restricted eyes only. Companies then turn to recruiters for help with these positions.
- Connections, Connections, Connections. Recruiters have clout with hiring managers and sr. level executives, and many of us do not have those connections. You send your resume to numerous companies, and post your resume on various job sites, but oftentimes never hear back. Recruiters have the connections to not only get you in the door, but also get feedback – whether positive or negative. A recruiter can guarantee that you won’t be just another resume in a pile; you will be sent to the manager who will review your resume.
- Advice on Expertise. Are you underpaid? Overpaid? Are you ready for your next role? Are your technical skills up to par? There are a number of questions that can help you make an informed decision when it comes to strategic career planning, and a recruiter is a great resource to utilize. They can help you find answers and ask questions that will guide you to the right job and the right steps to take in order to advance your career. Best of all, this information is free, unbiased and essential when determining your position and worth in today’s job market.
- Same Goal in Mind. You and your recruiter have the same goal, and that is to make sure you are putting your best foot forward, meeting the right people, and hopefully getting you an ideal role that is a perfect fit for both you and your future employer. They're on your side.
- Long-Term Partner. Let’s say you found a recruiter, you find a job (whether it was their role or not), and you are now perfectly content, remember this may not always be the case. Come 3-5 years down the line you may decide to try your hands at a new company/role again. Or you may spend the rest of your days in the company you are working for, but may need advice when it comes to compensation, employee rights, etc… You now have an ally that is there for you to utilize. Recruiters (meaning legitimate, professional recruiters) are in it for the long haul. They are in the business of building relationships with both candidates and clients, and making sure both parties are equally satisfied. Therefore you not only gain a new role, but you also gain an important ally to guide you through your current and future career path.Thinking of working with a recruiter to help you find your next career opportunity? Contact a recruiter at Phoenix Group today.
The Inaugural Women Investing in Women Summit is a day-long program, rich in content and connections to be held on December 12, 2012. Executives from Intel, ASU Women & Philanthropy and the Pipeline Fellowship will describe successful investing initiatives that are empowering women both locally and globally.
Writing a resume requires attention to detail, and making yourself stand out from the crowd. One part that seems like a simple area of focus is the contact information section. Your contact information is the most important part of your resume, as this is the only means employers have to reach you for an interview. How can you make your contact information employer friendly?
Hiring activity is back on track again. It’s time to hire the BEST candidates for your organization. With increased hiring activity, excellent candidates at all levels are once again looking at new and exciting career opportunities.