The Twelve Days of Recruiting

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Most of us can recall the famous “Twelve Days of Christmas” song… now let’s try the “Twelve Days of Recruiting”!

The twelve days of recruiting: Christmas TreeOn the first day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the second day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Get two sales leads per day”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the third day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Always ask for three references”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the fourth day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Find four referrals

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the fifth day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the sixth day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Six submittals per requisition”

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the seventh day of recruiting

My sales said to me:

“Make seven cold calls”

“Six submittals per requisition”

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the eighth day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Collect eight time-management tips”

“Make seven cold calls”

“Six submittals per requisition”

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the ninth day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Name nine ways to align yourself with the candidate”

“Collect eight time-management tips”

“Make seven cold calls”

“Six submittals per requisition”

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the tenth day of recruiting my sales manager said to me:

“Use ten lockdown techniques”

“Nine ways to align yourself with the candidate”

“Collect eight time-management tips”

“Make seven cold calls”

“Six submittals per requisition”

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the eleventh day of recruiting my sales manager said to me:

“Present eleven interview tips for candidates”

“Use ten lockdown techniques”

“Nine ways to align yourself with the candidate”

“Collect eight time-management tips”

“Make seven cold calls”

“Six submittals per requisition”

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

On the twelfth day of recruiting

My sales manager said to me:

“Twelve new LinkedIn connections”

“Eleven interview tips for candidates”

“Use ten lockdown techniques”

“Nine ways to align yourself with the candidate”

“Collect eight time-management tips”

“Make seven cold calls”

“Six submittals per requisition”

“Schedule five interviews”

“Find four referrals”

“Three references checked”

“Get two sales leads”

“And make sure to use your phone or Blackberry”

 

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and a great 2014!

About Andy Oliver

Andy has more than 16 years of recruiting experience and has worked for EDI Staffing for the past 13 years. He has recruited on a variety of positions from contract to permanent within a variety of industries and technologies. His recruitment experience has been working predominantly in the Southeast region of the U.S.

Andy has helped the recruiting team at EDI Staffing to grow and utilize the latest technology and trends in the recruiting industry. He is a graduate of UMass Dartmouth with a Bachelor’s in marketing. Andy is the proud parent of two children, Shayna and Lucas, and also enjoys the local Boston Sports teams: Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox.

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