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Start a Niche Staffing Agency Business

Hire a coach to learn how to start your very own staffing or recruiting agency business. Starting and owning a staffing and recruiting agency is truly a unique investment in your career and yourself. By fulfilling the personnel needs of other companies, both large scale enterprises and local small businesses, you will act as problem-solvers and deliver a key service…EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.

Now, the recruiting and staffing services that you’ll provide will yield more than attractive revenues (yes, it’s very true, you can make anywhere from $250,000 – $2,000,000 in your first year). It will also offer the reward of entrepreneurial success and meaningful work. 

LET’S START WITH THE BASICS:

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Dissatisfaction in The Workplace Creates New Opportunities

The holidays are here and the New Year is coming up quickly and I’m sure like everyone else you are starting to think about what the New Year will bring in for you. Well, let me ask this question, what are you going to do today, to ensure 2014 yields better results than 2013? What kind of results you may ask? Well, a better job, a new career, a new home, a new car, a husband, a wife, more money, or maybe you simply just want to be valued.

Naturally… I have a few suggestions (hee-hee) :-).

While I cannot do much about the new husband or new wife (lol), I can make a few suggestions about the better job, career, more money, and being valued.

It can all begin with a shift in your career:

Quick story: One of my clients owns a recruiting and staffing business. She started her business 30 years ago because when she herself was looking for a job, someone told her she was unemployable. They told her that she was not good enough, she was a woman, she was too fat and that she had no degree. They made her so mad that she went home and asked her husband to give her the funds to start her own staffing business and that’s where it all began. Dissatisfaction. Underemployed, unemployable, baby boomers facing age discrimination, or just ready for change are all reasons to look at a shift in your career.

Let me go in another direction for a minute… How many people have you referred for a job this year? How about over the last five years? Did it make you feel good when they got the job? Now, how much was your referral fee? I challenge you to take a moment to conduct some research on this topic, because there is plenty of opportunity for you to boost your career, manage your schedule differently, increase your income and still gained the same gratification you did when you made those referrals. How? Starting your own recruiting business (part time or full time). Yes, we are talking about positive changes for the New Year.

Visit: http://www.identifizeconsulting.com/start-a-staffing-agency.html, scroll down the page a bit, and there you will see the Infamous Calculator. Start with the 2nd one and input the potential salary of the person that you referred. Then, in the bottom white box, type in the number of people that you referred. The yellow number below will give you a good estimate of how much your referrals are worth. Now, scroll up the page, and review the video.

Honestly, if you’re making referrals, you have a desire to put people to work, or you love the industry you’re in and would love to make a positive impact this could be a great opportunity for you.

It can all begin with a new resume:

Listen, if your resume and LinkedIn profile do not tell an accurate story of who you are and what you bring to the table it may be time for an update. I mean, let’s face it… A new job is like a major purchase – and accepting a new job has been rated more important than moving, school or buying a car. And let’s be serious here for a moment, 93% of all recruiters use LinkedIn to fill their positions whether you are looking for a job or not. They are looking for and at you. If your profile is not right and your resume is not ready when a recruiter calls you and presents to you the dream job that you’ve always wanted, will you be ready? It’s always better to be prepared and today we’re talking about preparing for good things to come. We write resumes that catch the attention of the ATS (so that you can be found), the Recruiter (who screens your resume first), and the hiring manager (makes the final hiring decisions).

Watch the video, schedule an appointment, make an investment in yourself: http://www.identifizeconsulting.com/resume-writing.html.

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Free Recruiters!!! Free Recruiters!!! Free Recruiters!!!

Most companies today have an internal recruiting individual or team, or use an outside staffing, recruiting, or Executive search firm to find the talent that they need. It doesn’t matter if you are just entering into the job force or you are the CEO of a fortune 50 company, you need to network and be friendly with recruiters. Even if you sit on the board of directors and will never look for another job a day in your life, you will need to hire again and possibly even replace someone discreetly. You should have a network of great recruiters and recruiting companies who you can call and who will always deliver on time. It’s time to stop the madness and Free Recruiters of their bad stigma.

Recruiting is not going anywhere, in fact, according to Staffing Industry Analysts, 2013 looks to be a terrific year for the staffing and recruiting business and the 3.8 Trillion Dollar IT Industry is on the “Trend to Spend” as well. Experts predict that IT temporary staffing usage will rise by 12% between 2012 and 2013. I read an article written by Claire Maynard, where it was stated that, “The requirements for IT staff have not gone down; companies are simply choosing to change how they fill the need. This includes moving from hiring full-time staff to utilizing temporary or consulting agencies to fill staffing needs.”

 My point of providing you with that information is that, if you are a valuable employee to some company somewhere, you want to have a great recruiter and recruiting firm in your back pocket at all times. You also want to make sure your resume and social media brand is as clean as a whistle because recruiters are not just searching job boards anymore and as I stated in a former article, LinkedIn is no longer enough.              I know recruiters that only search for talent on Twitter, or through blogging only. I even know a recruiter who only sources for talent on Match.com…lol!

Most recruiters are in this business because they genuinely love helping people find employment, so people give the recruiters a break. They are here to help you not to annoy you or hurt you. And yes, sometimes they don’t understand what it is that you do, so take a few minutes and explain it to them in the simplest terms because the reality is, they are in touch with the big and small companies who are looking for talent such as you and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to find your next gig or hire your next star employee.

So, I write this article, holding my picket signs singing, “Free Recruiters!” “Free Recruiters!” “Free Recruiters!!!”

Dee Williams

Passionate about all things Hiring & Recruiting

www.identifizeconsulting.com

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Dee Williams is the Owner and Principal of Identifize Consulting which is a boutique consulting firm that was developed based on a vision of replenishing the world’s economy by uniting and educating the minds of the recruiting industry and professional job seekers alike. Identifize Consulting offers: a variety of recruiter training & coaching programs, resumes writing solutions, executive search, career coaching, and personal branding services for Professionals and job seekers.  

You can connect with Dee Williams @:

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Resume Writing Companies and “Resume Writers” Are A SCAM!!!

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So, if you frequent LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or Facebook, I’m sure you have seen one of my many posts. Well, I was recently asked to “Go Away!” and ‘Stop Posting” in a popular group on one of the social media sites because, “Nobody buys resume writing and it’s a waste of money. People should write their own resumes. It’s a SCAM!” Well, first, I truly thank the mighty Lord above for giving me thick skin…lol! Second, that inspired me to write this article because I began to think, “He may not be the only person who thinks that way.” So, today I am going to tell you not only why it’s important to hire a resume writer, but why I love to write resumes so much too!

First things first…I have been in this recruiting business for many years (more than I would like to mention), but while here, I’ve had this obsession with figuring out the formula to presenting a good candidate. You see, it’s the resume (in most cases) that hiring managers see before meeting the candidate. It’s the resume that draws the attention of the hiring manager, not just in presentation, but in content. So, I have always asked, watched, listened, and tailored the presentation of my candidates based on this formula that I have discovered, and let’s just say the results have been amazing (smile).

Why It’s Important To Hire a Resume Writer

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#1 – Because you are writing your resume from your perspective. You may be writing what you do and your sentence structures may be incorrect. Are you using your past tense for your past jobs and your current tense from your current jobs? Does the first word under each place of employment start with an action word? A resume writer will ensure a proper read and structure.

#2 – Because your writing may not always articulate what you are thinking or what you know you have done. You say it a certain way, but it just does not come out the same on paper. We capture your verbal thoughts and translate them to paper in a way that is simple yet tells an effective story.

#3 – Because you may not be asking the right questions. Are you asking yourself the right questions to articulate the right information needed, for a potential employer to raise an eyebrow about your resume? It’s not always about the what, but about the how.

#4 – Because your format should be conducive to not only applicant tracking systems, but to the employer eye as well. Is it too much? Do you have enough? No objectives, borders, and no tables. Please stay away from paragraphs; bullet points all the way…lol. Oh, are you still caught up on the page limit thing or are you ready to present value? Are you ready to show what you bring to the table?

#5 – Because you’re busy living life and doing the things that you need to do to keep life moving and to make you happy. And just like everything else in life you have a choice to pay someone else to make your life a little bit easier…lol! Make the investment in yourselves people, this is your life, your career!

No, seriously. This is an important part of the job hunting/career searching process. Oh, and don’t forget your LinkedIn profile too! If you have a boring LinkedIn profile that does not resemble your resume, nor does it tell an awesome story of who you are and what you bring to your network, then we have a lot of work to do…lol!

Why I love Resume Writing

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I run a company that does a lot of things to bridge the gap between the recruiting & hiring world and the active & passive job seeker, and our resume writing services is one the services that I love to perform the most. I have an opportunity to learn, coach, educate, and transform what people do every day into a document that will ultimately change their everyday lives. I get to help people gain better employment, earn a new career, change their careers, have a shorter commute, relocate to another city, state, or country even, get better benefits, telecommute, promote themselves, gain more skills, grow the corporate ladder, meet new people, manage more people, and ultimately earn more money!

My success stories have not only been good, but they have been heartwarming amazing. I have helped people gain employment after a resume and LinkedIn re-write get $40K increases, job offers in less than a week, complete career changes, a job after being employed for 3-6 months, and even up to two years. Maybe I should write a book…lol, just kidding. But, as you can see, it’s actually one of the coolest careers in the world. And even though most recruiters hate formatting resumes, it’s actually the part I love the most. It’s where I get to transform people’s lives in the most positive way ever…I help them earn a better living.

So, for all of you resume writer haters out there, I only have one question for you… Are you happy in your current job or career?

Dee Williams

Passionate about all things Hiring & Recruiting

www.identifizeconsulting.com

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Dee Williams is the Owner and Principal of Identifize Consulting which is a boutique consulting firm that was developed based on a vision of replenishing the world’s economy by uniting and educating the minds of the recruiting industry and professional job seekers alike. Identifize Consulting offers: a variety of recruiter training & coaching programs, resumes writing solutions, executive search, career coaching, and personal branding services for Professionals and job seekers.  

You can connect with Dee Williams @:

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WAIT! Read this before you comment on that post…

How many times have you read an article on a professional blog or social media network say, Linkedin for example, and you disagreed with it? Or, you’re a member of a Linkedin Group and somebody posts excessively. What is the best way for you to express how you feel and what you want to say without losing your “professionalism”? (smirk)

First, I think it’s important for people to understand what social media is really about. I am not talking about the Webster’s version; I am talking about the true meaning and use of social media and that is: interaction. Not just interaction, but informing, sharing, teaching, coaching, telling, meeting, creating, learning, searching & finding, being found, marketing & advertising, branding, and I could go on and on.  The point is; social media is something different for everyone, so responding to a post with negative comments is so unnecessary and downright unprofessional.

Oh, another important term is Word of mouth advertising (WOM). According to Marketing –Made-Simple.com, WOM is the unpaid spread of a positive marketing message from person to person. It can take place directly using the human voice, or can be transmitted via any communicative means such as through the internet or via text message.WOM is a powerful promotional tool. The point is, it only takes one person to read a negative comment that you posted for your personal/professional brand or image to get tarnished.

Now, before I go into the what’s, and how’s of this article, I would like to say that I had a few recent experiences myself, but one in particular that I would like to share.

I posted an advertisement for my Social Media Branding service on a Linkedin Group. A gentleman responded negatively and I was pretty offended (I took it personal). I spoke to a colleague of mine about it, because it really bothered me (word-of-mouth/WOM). He immediately looked up the conversation (it’s not looking good for the negative commenter), and looked up the profile of the negative commenter (Bam! Over!).

While I never responded back to the negative commenter, I was later on a call with a client of mine who is a member of the same group (what? No kidding) and she asked me out of the clear blue sky if I’d  happen to see the negative comment to the post I made in the Linkedin group earlier (wow). She also mentioned how unprofessional that was (not good for the negative commenter) and that she noticed that he often made negative comments on people’s posts.  Okay, that was really a coincidence, but do you see how things work? And what he (the negative commenter) didn’t realize was that people (including my hiring manager client) were looking and watching. He also didn’t realize that he was hindering his job search.

Needless to say, I was very turned off by that situation, but it made me think about the many ways that could have been handled differently, and that’s what this blog post is about. It’s about the right to respond, respectfully.

I know everybody’s perception is different and tone is often hard to distinguish on the Internet, but there are many ways that you can still get your point across without “losing your professionalism”.

Listen, my mother used to always say, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” So, let’s see what options negative commenters have:

1.       Don’t take it so personal. If the comment is not specifically directed to you then let it go! Turn that negative energy into positive energy and start your own conversation on a topic that you are passionate about.

2.       Don’t respond at all. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

3.       “Respond Privately” to the person who made the post in a very professional, respectful tone. This, my friend, is called TACT. (smile)

4.       If you must create a response for the world to read and view then please respond in a professional, respectful tone.

Hey look, nobody’s trying to take away your First Amendment rights or anything like that, but whether you like it or not, the fact that you are even on a social media network means you have already established your brand. And each and every post that you make is connected to you, your name, your profile, and your brand. Your comments are searchable via Signal (a Linkedin feature) and potential employers as well as your peers are looking.

Obsessive Posts

Since we have established that social media is something different for everyone, let’s talk a bit about obsessive posting. How many of you are in a good group on Linkedin, but there are one or two people who seem to have something to post every hour on the hour. Not to mention, they are posting things that you are not interested in right? You may even feel like you can’t get what you really need out of the group because of all the obsessive posting those people are doing right?

Well, let me just note, as a rule, the larger and more interactive the group, the less likely you will be annoyed by obsessive posters because more people are interacting and posting. However, if the group is smaller and you have some heavy marketers or posters in your group, then you will see it more and probably be pretty annoyed more often than never…lol!

Now, don’t respond to the last person’s obsessive message telling them “they post too much” or “they are annoying the group”. That looks really bad on your part honestly.

So, what should you do? How do you respond?

First remember, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.”

1.       Don’t respond at all. If it annoys you that much, send a note to the group owner. If the group owner does not respond to your liking, then respectfully leave the group.

2.       “Respond Privately” to the person who made the post in a very professional, respectful tone. This, my friend, is called TACT. (smile)

3.       If you must create a response for the world to read and view then please respond in a professional, respectful tone.

I will say it again, potential employers are looking, potential clients are looking, and your peers are looking and everybody is talking. When folks start talking,  

Rule of thumb, we should all conduct our social media conversations in a professional, respectful tone.

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Dee Williams is the Owner and Principal of Identifize Consulting which is a boutique consulting firm that was developed based on a vision of replenishing the world’s economy by uniting and educating the minds of the recruiting industry and professional job seekers alike. Identifize Consulting offers: a variety of recruiter training & coaching programs, resumes writing solutions, executive search, and personal branding services for Professionals and job seekers.  

You can connect with Dee Williams @:

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