have you ever wondered how job offers are created and managed?
Where do you think job offers come from? Against the typical understanding, job offers are not carried by storks to our doorstep (in Spain there is the believe they come from France).
Job offers are actually produced when the market puts a need into a company for which the company’s belly grows and then eventually they produce a job offer.
There are some companies that deliver the job offer themselves, but other less adventurous typically use the help of a recruiter.
But how do you think recruiters help filling a job offer?
Recruiters have different resources at their disposal: they can either use job search websites to publish their job offers, they can tap into their candidate database, or they can cold contact potential candidates that they found online.
If a recruiter publicises the job offer on a website then they will wait for candidates’ applications. As they start receiving them they read them in the order they arrive. As they read they select candidates who they will contact and they will potentially pass onto the interview stage. As soon as they have enough (e.g. they agreed to have 4 candidates to interview with the company) they will stop reading applications, meaning any application they receive after that won’t be read. If by any chance the candidates selected don’t make the cut, then they carry on reading applications until they find another batch of candidates to bring forward.
But not always do recruiters publish their job offers. In fact, more than 50% of job offers are not publicly disclosed. Recruiters use their database to call candidates and see if they might be interested. Otherwise they use job search websites or LinkedIn to look for adequate candidates and contact them to discuss the opportunity. They look for relevant key words, years of experience and how open the candidate could be to an offer. Many times they tap into candidates who are active on LinkedIn and with whom they have had previous interaction. That is how they normally fill their databases by selecting relevant candidates they have interacted with.
Eventually a candidate is successful and the glorious day arrives in which a new employee is born.
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