Collecting resumes is incredibly easy, which is why your recruitment efforts should focus on quality before quantity. Granted, you’ll always need a steady flow of resumes but if you’re judging the success of your talent search by the number of resumes you’re receiving you might be missing the point. After all, you’re only looking for one candidate, regardless of how many resumes you collect.
In fact, posting a job ad in the wrong place can keep you from tracking down the talent you need. You might be getting plenty of responses, but if your ad is posted in the wrong place those responses aren’t adding value. Of course, if “# of resumes collected” is your success metric, it’s going to be difficult to make the change. You’ll spend months on a search that could be completed in a few weeks because you’re waiting for a CFO to start surfing Workopolis.
As recruiters, it’s our job to deliver the ideal candidate and save you the hassle that comes from sorting resumes, superfluous interviews and all the administrative headaches that go with hiring. We’ll show you 3 – 5 candidates, since we can’t hit a home run every time, but that’s much easier to handle than the 200 resumes you’ll get from high school kids when you post your VP Sales position on Craigslist.