Why We’re Thankful for Receptionists, Burned Candidates and Street Meat

Posted by Ben Weiss on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 13:11 PM

This piece is exerpted from our full feature published today on Recruiter.com

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With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we here at Infusive Solutions (a specialized IT staffing firm in New York City) put our heads together to come up with a list of things for which we’re thankful.

When we first started putting our heads together, there was a lot of generic mush—our clients’ and candidates’ continued support; folks promptly returning voicemails; the ability to help people get to the next level of their careers—stuff that’s obvious and not that interesting.

So we returned to the table and came up with a more unique list of little things that make our lives a lot better every time we step back into the office.

Now we’d like to share them with you. Gobble gobble.

4. Candidates Willing to Give Recruiters a Second Chance:

“Starting out, I completely HATED recruiters and was at a point where I wanted nothing to do with them. I tried three recruiters during my last job search … and every single one of them was a nightmare.”

This is an excerpt from a recent testimonial a candidate graciously provided for our website and speaks to the legions of tactless recruiters in the industry who leave talent with a bad taste in their mouth by either being tactless, manipulative, thick or some combination of the three.

That said, we’re thankful for candidates who have been burned and are willing to give the industry a second shot. We know that agency recruiters can generate sustainable positive outcomes for the community if the approach is correct and appreciate the trust it takes to work with a staffing professional after having bad experiences in the past.

5. Clients and Candidates Who Don’t Mind Letting Their Hair Down:

While it’s important to maintain the utmost professionalism in daily interactions with clients and candidates, it’s great to build relationships that yield a more personal rapport. That’s why we’re also thankful for those members of our community who don’t mind getting together for a lunch, a drink or an outing so that we can show what we’re all about as people and not just vendors.

6. Side Projects:

In staffing, there’s an art to efficiently getting to a candidate’s core and nothing suggests passion for the craft more than a side project. For example, as specialists in IT, it’s always a joy to encounter and send out talent who not only have the relevant experience for our niche but go above-and-beyond by tinkering with cool technologies and creating amazing results to simultaneously ignite an inner fire and sharpen/develop skills. These are the kinds of folks pushing the envelope and making waves on the market; so, for those who supplement a day job with relevant extracurriculars, we thank you!

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About Infusive Solutions:

Infusive Solutions is an Information Technology recruitment firm in NYC with operations in New Jersey, Long Island and elsewhere in the Tri-State area. Our niche is the placement of software developers, DBAs, Windows engineers and technical support professionals.

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