By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B
Last week one of our contributing consultants, Dan Ridge posted a blog Get Rid of JATS, Join the Movement! that garnered a lot of interest and generated a number of comments on various blog sites. In other words it hit a nerve. The fact that so many recruiters commented on the blog further reinforced our idea that just about all job ads, those postings that just about every candidate responds to, are poorly written, full of bad information, generally have nothing to do with what the job is all about and are an insult to the very people that the ads are attempting to attract. In other words, just about all job ads Suck!
We at Q4B are on a mission to Get Rid of Job Ads that Suck. We are in the process of rewriting all of our current job ads and as new positions are received we will rewrite those before posting. We want all of our candidates to be excited with the opportunities that we are presenting on behalf of our client companies. We want all of our candidates to express an interest only in those positions where they feel qualified by submitting a resume to our recruiters, who in turn will respond quickly to schedule and conduct a phone screen if your experience and qualifications are in line with the client’s needs or to provide feedback and suggestions regarding your resume and other opportunities if your experience and qualifications are not in line with the client’s needs.
In order for this to work, we need the cooperation of all of our candidates. If you see a position that interests you and you feel that you have the qualifications (most, if not all) for that position, then submit your resume to that position. If you don’t see a current position that interests you or where your qualifications are not a match then we are asking you to submit your resume to a new posting that we are calling The EMANON Position – which is NO NAME spelled backwards. The EMANON position will be written for candidates in the markets that we represent, namely, Technology, Oil/Gas, Energy/Utilities and Healthcare IT. It will be written for many positions within those markets, including but not limited to sales, accounting/finance, marketing, HR, administration, middle management, operations executive level.
And just like with our actual client positions, submitting your resume to our EMANON position will generate a call from one of our recruiters to begin our process that we call candidate engagement.
We hope that everyone, but especially our candidates, sees the value in what I have presented and in what we are attempting to accomplish. We are committed to Getting Rid of Job Ads that Suck, attracting better qualified candidates for our clients and treating all of our candidates with the respect that they deserve.
We will keep you posted on how all of this works out. We are excited about the possibilities as I am sure those candidates that respond to our approach will be as well.
Now here are this weeks HOT Jobs!
- Sr. Software Test Automation Engineer – You can’t be passive regressive in this position since your progress will be measured by how well you manage a growing suite of regression test scripts.
- Senior Security Engineer – This is a job with real Job Security and you won’t have to walk on water to be considered, just know where the rocks are!
If these two positions are not in your wheel house then remember our new EMANON posting and the other Hot Jobs that we have on our site.
And while you are considering it, be sure to Like, Retweet, Pin it, and +1 this post. You never know who is going to see the positions and think that it is the perfect position for them.
I am now ready to make some more candidate calls. Maybe I will be calling your number.
Til next week!