Controlling Candidate Communications Post-Interview

Not all job seekers are alike.  Recruiters, have you ever worked with a skilled, personable, interested and qualified candidate only to discover that they need guidance when it comes to timely communication? We all have. For this type of candidate try using candidate control techniques, especially during the interview process.  “Despite the term, candidate control… Read more »

Candidate Communication, The Good and The Bad

As recruiters, we are in the business of communicating.  The Good.  Throughout the recruiting process, it is very important to build up a rapport with who you’re working with. There are many benefits to this, with the most obvious being trust. As talent acquisition professionals we are responsible for guiding candidates through the entire job… Read more »

The Importance of Salesforce Meet-up Groups

Over the course of my 9+ years in the recruiting industry, I have been to my fair share of networking events. I have recruited in a variety of industries with a focus on various specialties: Telecommunications, Construction, Information Technology, Healthcare, and most notably, Salesforce. It’s safe to say that I have also attended my fair… Read more »

Metrics and Their Place in Recruiting

It’s something most Recruiters have heard while interviewing an Agency Recruiter looking to change jobs, “my company focuses too much on my numbers.” No doubt, being micro-managed sucks and it’s not an effective way to run a team, but paying attention to valuable performance data and micro-managing are two totally different things. Sales Support Metrics… Read more »

Recruiting and Texting

  10 years later, texting has made its way into the recruitment mix as a valuable form of communication. I remember the first time it happened to me.   The year was 2010 and I had just finished talking to an amazing candidate. I submitted them to three or four jobs with some of my… Read more »

The 5 Most Valuable Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Recruiting

March 2019 marks my five year anniversary of working at Objective Paradigm. When I started, I had no experience and didn’t know the difference between Java and C# or Firewalls and Switches; I was completely oblivious. What I did have was a passion to succeed. While I’m still striving to be the best and learning… Read more »

What Technical Recruiters Look for in a Resume

Recruiters read a lot of resumes – some resumes are great, while others leave a bit more to be desired. If you’re a tech professional and not getting a response on the resumes you’re sending out, I’m here to help! Work these quick and easy tips into your next resume update to ensure you don’t… Read more »

Working with a Team Mentality

Effective teamwork in the modern workplace is an idea that seems fairly easy to execute on paper, but when it comes down to the interactions of different humans, it turns into a gamble of how cohesive that group can work and succeed with each other. Ending up with a high-functioning team will not only make… Read more »

Focus with an Organized & Clutter-Free Work Zone

If you are losing focus and getting distracted, it’s probably time to get organized. Days in the office FLY by and organizing, de-cluttering, and implementing new productivity tactics start to seem impossible and less important than the work itself. Many of us are spending our work week in the same spot, so why aren’t we… Read more »