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  string(4400) "Over the past months I have been reading excellent blog posts from my colleagues here at Cox Purtell, everything from refreshing anecdotes about why they became recruitment consultants to smart, succinct advice to candidates on resume writing and interview preparation.

One result of reading these posts is that I have looked back over my decade in recruitment and what I have learned along the way and more importantly what words of wisdom I can impart to my colleagues, candidates and clients.

There have been many lessons along the way, some extremely harsh and some bordering on embarrassing but nothing thankfully that has deterred me from continuing to pursue a career in the world of recruitment.

Over the years I have listened to many of the legends of recruitment including Greg Savage, Ross Clennett, Julia Ross, Andrew Morgan and Geoff Banks and stuck to my rule of taking at least 1 thing away from every training session, seminar, networking event and building that one thing into my repertoire.

So therein lies the problem. How can I sift through all those excellent hints, tips and in some cases tricks to give one definitive piece of advice that is relevant today no matter where you are in the recruitment landscape as client, candidate or consultant?

Then I realised what the two most important words in this business and in any business really are!

So if you are a business leader trying to get the most from your team or a candidate trying to secure that dream role or a client trying to secure the best talent and indeed if you are a consultant trying to keep your team leader, client and candidate all happy at the same time then I have two words for you…..

Follow Up!

It is so simple yet often undervalued or even forgotten. If you spend your time waiting for things to happen you will usually end up being disappointed, the follow up needs to be a key part of your business repertoire.

Over the years when I look at the recruitment equation from all angles it always comes back to the follow up.

Look at the four statements below and please get in touch if you disagree.
  • The best candidates follow up either by phone or email after they meet with a recruiter and this usually gets them to the short list or at least sets them apart from their peers as a top 10% candidate.
  • The best clients follow up with recruiters after they have interviewed candidates to ensure that they don’t lose out on the best talent. They don’t ignore the phone messages and emails from the recruiter looking for feedback because they are too busy!
  • The best recruiters follow up with everyone as often as they can to ensure they are front of mind with top talent when they are ready to move and with clients when they are ready to hire.
  • Finally the best leaders don’t just assume that their instructions have been followed by their team they follow up to ensure that the instructions or advice was understood, agreed with and followed through.
So if you take one thing from this blog and apply it, then add one thing to your to do list. Follow Up! Don’t just take my word for it have a read of “Don’t just check the box” by Marshall Goldsmith, corporate America’s preeminent executive coach and founder of Marshall Goldsmith Partners.   Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide" ["post_title"]=> string(26) "F U – The Key to Success" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(67) "Follow Up! It is so simple yet often undervalued or even forgotten." ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(22) "f-u-the-key-to-success" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(441) "http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/recruitment-why-i-do-what-i-do/ http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/recruitment-why-i-do-what-i-do/ http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/6-vital-components-successful-resume/ http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/6-vital-components-successful-resume/ http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/6-ways-to-shine-in-an-interview-and-get-the-job/ http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/6-ways-to-shine-in-an-interview-and-get-the-job/" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-07-24 16:29:50" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-07-24 06:29:50" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(40) "http://118.127.43.121/~coxpurtell/?p=432" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

Over the past months I have been reading excellent blog posts from my colleagues here at Cox Purtell, everything from refreshing anecdotes about why they became recruitment consultants to smart, succinct advice to candidates on resume writing and interview preparation.

One result of reading these posts is that I have looked back over my decade in recruitment and what I have learned along the way and more importantly what words of wisdom I can impart to my colleagues, candidates and clients.

There have been many lessons along the way, some extremely harsh and some bordering on embarrassing but nothing thankfully that has deterred me from continuing to pursue a career in the world of recruitment.

Over the years I have listened to many of the legends of recruitment including Greg Savage, Ross Clennett, Julia Ross, Andrew Morgan and Geoff Banks and stuck to my rule of taking at least 1 thing away from every training session, seminar, networking event and building that one thing into my repertoire.

So therein lies the problem. How can I sift through all those excellent hints, tips and in some cases tricks to give one definitive piece of advice that is relevant today no matter where you are in the recruitment landscape as client, candidate or consultant?

Then I realised what the two most important words in this business and in any business really are!

So if you are a business leader trying to get the most from your team or a candidate trying to secure that dream role or a client trying to secure the best talent and indeed if you are a consultant trying to keep your team leader, client and candidate all happy at the same time then I have two words for you…..

Follow Up!

It is so simple yet often undervalued or even forgotten. If you spend your time waiting for things to happen you will usually end up being disappointed, the follow up needs to be a key part of your business repertoire.

Over the years when I look at the recruitment equation from all angles it always comes back to the follow up.

Look at the four statements below and please get in touch if you disagree.

  • The best candidates follow up either by phone or email after they meet with a recruiter and this usually gets them to the short list or at least sets them apart from their peers as a top 10% candidate.
  • The best clients follow up with recruiters after they have interviewed candidates to ensure that they don’t lose out on the best talent. They don’t ignore the phone messages and emails from the recruiter looking for feedback because they are too busy!
  • The best recruiters follow up with everyone as often as they can to ensure they are front of mind with top talent when they are ready to move and with clients when they are ready to hire.
  • Finally the best leaders don’t just assume that their instructions have been followed by their team they follow up to ensure that the instructions or advice was understood, agreed with and followed through.

So if you take one thing from this blog and apply it, then add one thing to your to do list. Follow Up!

Don’t just take my word for it have a read of “Don’t just check the box” by Marshall Goldsmith, corporate America’s preeminent executive coach and founder of Marshall Goldsmith Partners.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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