With so many professionals looking for jobs while the economy slowly recovers, companies are getting flooded with resumes, and internal recruiters spend most of their time wading through them. They often only find one or two qualified candidates in the thousands of resumes they read.
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (Recruiters Rethink Online Playbook) emphasized a change in internal recruiter tactics and company strategies for finding new employees. The article confirms what we’ve believed for a while, a recruiter who actively hunts for qualified candidates is more likely to find the right fit for a client’s needs. This means moving away from the online job boards and the hundreds or thousands of resumes job postings bring in and toward a more active search process.