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Job Descriptions are a Joke – by Mark Rowbottom

Job Descriptions are a Joke by: Mark Rowbottom I recently wrote an article titled Job Postings are Not Real. As a result, I began to ponder the actual job descriptions and this prompted the following observation and questions: Have you ever read through a job description and asked yourself the question: What is it that […]

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Job Postings are Not Real – an observation by Mark Rowbottom

Job Postings are Not Real By Mark Rowbottom This is an observation of mine: When perusing various job boards, websites, career and postings, one must keep in mind that any job posting is an invitation for anyone and everyone to apply. Not surprisingly many people do apply.  We often hear the frustration of candidates who […]

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Recruiters Never Get Back to Me!

Thank you, Mark for sharing this at our Open Flame Happy Hour event yesterday!  Great discussion… Recruiters Never Get Back to Me! Written by: Mark Rowbottom, President of Recruiters of Wisconsin   In the course of daily operations of my desk I often ask both candidates and client companies what kind of issues they have […]

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We Don’t Pay Fees!

Join ROW for BYOL [Buy Your Own Lunch] at Champps Americana in Brookfield on Wed., March 16 at 11:45 AM… Discussion to include the following:   When we work with new clients/companies, our pricing is many times the focus of our initial discussions and often involves negotiation. A common response to our offer of recruiting services […]

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Breakfast Club – January 26 – Internal vs External Recruiters (Discussion)

Internal Vs External Recruiters Written by: Mark Rowbottom, President of Rowbottom Partners and WAPS President  January 26, 2015 Here it is simply put; when you are an external recruiter, you can choose what companies to work with and what jobs to work on. When you are an internal recruiter there is no saying “No”, you […]

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Listen to the Ask The Expert Radio Podcast Series

To offer more value to our members we have launched our Ask The Expert Radio Podcast series.  This is a series of audio interviews with recruiting industry experts where we touch on and have discussions about topics that are important to our members and our recruiting community. WAPS members can log in and listen to […]

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Ask the Expert : 180 Day Guarantee?

ASK THE EXPERT:  By Mark Rowbottom. My client wants a 180 day guarantee.  How do I respond?  The client tells me that other recruiters agree to this.  This is an opportunity to differentiate you and your company from the others.  This is an opportunity for you to qualify the client.  Express understanding of their desire […]

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Ask the Expert: Should we use a pre-search form?

Ask the Expert                                       By Mark Rowbottom   I just spent an hour on the phone with a candidate who looked really good on paper, only to find out at the end that she’d already been submitted to a bunch of other companies by another recruiter. Do you use any pre-screening forms on the front end […]

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Ask The Expert : Vendor Agreement – HR

Ask the Expert : By Mark Rowbottom   I need to set the situation for you. 2 years ago, a  great client implemented a Vendor Management program (VMP) for their recruiters. The HR department brought us and many other recruiters in – asked for pricing breaks in exchange for being one of a “limited” number […]

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