This is a guest post from Bill Boorman. Bill is an internationally recognized leader based in the UK with more than 27 years of industry experience. He is the Co-Founder of the #TRU Conferences, blogger at The Recruiting Unblog. and host of Ready For Liftoff, an international blog talk radio show. You can find Bill on Twitter @BillBoorman or on LinkedIn at http://uk.linkedin.com/in/billboorman
When someone guest blogs for me, I expect Corn On The Job to receive something unique, or at least a post that I wouldn’t have thought of. In his guest video blog, Bill has created a genius post that is exactly what I hope for from a guest. The video points out various ways a candidate can get the most from their recruiter and also explains what recruiters expect from candidates. In most unique fashion, Bill has made this video without once being in front of the camera himself. Check out the below genius from Bill, and stop by for some comments after.
First off, I’d like to thank Bill for calling me Mr. Corns. Every time I’m referenced as Corn, Corns, or Mr. Corns in the video I get a nice laugh out of it. Brilliant.
So, besides learning that my cousin has blue hair and is the worst candidate ever, what else have we learned? Here are a few of my comments:
- Always. Be. On. Time.
- Send resume before meeting your recruiter, and also bring a clean copy or two with you (Bill – how did you know I <3 peanut butter?)
- Recruiters can’t help if you don’t know what you would like to do.
- Clean up your Facebook profile
- Identify a salary that will work for you. This is important.
- You probably won’t be working as an assistant for Steve Jobs. Don’t ask for ridiculous shit.