I cannot recall a time in the last 10-15 years where I’ve been hired for a job or a role through a job posting. Any of the opportunities I have received have generally come through a referral, a pre-existing employment relationship or through a recommendation.
Recently, we decided to launch BERecruiting (Braathe Enterprises Recruiting), an initiative to give candidates new ways of being noticed and recruiters and employers new ways of finding people and filling roles.
We kicked off phase one of this initiative last week with a simple form for those looking for a new position to fill out. We don’t ask for a resume; just a few questions
1. Who you are and how to reach you
2. 5-7 Goals for your next position – we ask this question because it has worked so well with our virtual internship candidates. If you don’t have goals for your next job, you may not be in a position to be ready to move on.
3. 3 job listings you are interested in from anywhere on the web. We have seen many job seekers who haven’t made the effort to explore other sites out there, and we put it into the candidates hands to do a little research prior to contacting us.
It will be interesting to see our results from taking this unorthodox process for pre-screening candidates for placement. Next week, we will take a similar approach to developing relationships with companies and recruiters.