Recruiting Strategy

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JOB HUNT DURING A PANDEMIC

"I applied to 78 jobs on linkedin, online job boards, referrals etc in last 3 months with 0 interviews or offers" - One of my friends who got laid-off due to the ongoing pandemic.

That is a statement which many recruiters might have encountered since the onset of COVID-19. With millions in the job market due to mass-lay-offs, disturbed economy and companies moving to work-from-home a read more..

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TOP 7 MISTAKES YOU CAN MAKE DOING BUSINESS WITH MSP'S

I am sure that there are other mistakes that are important that did not make this list. Please feel free to add them in your comments!

#7 Not understanding the 'rules of engagement.' Most often the rules of engagement don't allow for on premise or direct selling/marketing. That can be difficult for companies and salespeople who are used to meeting managers. A violation can get you th read more..

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IS THE MSP BUSINESS RIGHT FOR YOU?

At a recent Club VMSA event I learned that there are literally thousands of vendors to MSP's who simply do not perform, they are inactive (by their own choice). It still amazes me that I see senior business development managers and even owners of staffing companies target MSP programs knowing that they will not be successful. If not at the very beginning, close to it, they will stop supporting read more..

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WHAT HAS MADE US SUCCESSFUL PARTNERING WITH MSP'S

Over the last 14 years, we have been supporting large IT integrator's and direct retail clients, not necessarily MSP's. Only in the last 18 months have we made a business decision to focus our efforts on partnering with MSP's.

In this relatively short period of time, we have been added to over 13 programs with a healthy pipeline of new opportunities! Here read more..

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WHERE IS THE QUALITY ASSURANCE IN STAFFING?

I recently met with an old client of mine, let's call her 'Sally.' Sally has over 10 years MSP program management experience and is currently the Senior Program Manager for a large manufacturing company doing about $22 million in contingent spend. That includes Information Technology/Engineering, Professional Services and light industrial (assembly technicians, etc. read more..

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MSP RULES OF ENGAGEMENT....IS IT NECESSARY?

I've been working with MSPs as a supplier for over 20 years. As a partner to some of the largest MSP programs in the country along with smaller more regionally focused ones, I understand the need for Rules of Engagement (ROE). At the end of the day, it benefits the client, the MSP and the suppliers.

Why ROE are important and how they benefit all of us.
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HOW TO BUILD A "WELL OPTIMIZED" IT CV

It is easy to construct a generic CV and adopt a scattergun approach to your job, especially if you're just starting out. However, a generic CV is never the best way to deliver information to a recruiter and interviewer about your strengths.

Job searching is all about quality, not quantity. It's unrealistic to tailor your CV to every individual job you ap read more..