said 1 year, 2 months ago:
ps… Online recruiting is SO MUCH MORE WORK than old recruiting was. Back in 1995 (bwa ha ha!), we ran an ad in ‘the’ Sunday paper. On Weds afternoon, an admin person took about 10 minutes to open 100 envelopes that had come in, and place all resumes and cover letters in a big pile.
5:00 PM Weds I would get the big pile
- 10 mins to scan the cover letters and top of the resume, quickly sort into about 70 ‘probably nots’ and 30 ‘maybes’.
- 30 minutes to go through the ‘maybes’ in detail,
- 5:45 start calling about 10 of them for a phone scan
- 7:30 PM, go home with 5 – 10 first interviews booked. DONE!
So. Much. Easier. than the hours it takes to open 200 emails, with no ‘barrier to entry’ of them having had to print it out and put it in an envelope. Every last email with an attachment called ‘resume’ (whose resume????) Print them out (or not…), find them and re-open them every time you want to check something… manage them…