We received a mandate from our Automobile MNC client for the senior position in (SCM). I started my search from different job portals but opening was already explored in the market from couple of months and I was not getting the right and fresh candidates to share with client. Now the challenge was to identify the right candidate matching client requirement.
So first I identified the list of all the automobile companies in market having same kind of setup. Then I headhunted those companies as in every company there were hardly 1-2 people for this profile. When we started headhunting all the candidates that were available in the market, the candidates were not entirely matching to the mandate shared.
After extensive working we prepared a Mapping Sheet from the list of companies that were being mapped and what pool of candidates were available in the Market. After sharing the Mapping Sheet with the client we had a detailed telecon regarding the challenges we were facing. Seeing our efforts and the regular follow up, client was impressed and even complimented us for the same. The client then discussed the scenario with the BU Head since he was rigid on some points. The BU head after seeing all the work done reviewed the conditions and accepted our suggestions. We shared the profiles and we were able to close the position successfully.
The closure of this position added to one of my good experiences in recruiting.
The requirement came for an excellent candidate with sound experience in branding and promotion with team handling skills for Regional Sales Manager in mobile handset industry. I started my search from different job portals, but was unable to find good Candidates as they were not fitting in the client’s salary bracket.
Client was very specific that he needs candidate from same industry. There were only 6-7 companies with the same portfolio and limited candidates were available in the market. Then while doing referencing I got to know about a candidate who was a perfect match for this profile.
So I spoke to the company’s receptionist and managed to get candidates contact number. We shared the profiles and we were able to close the position successfully.
I recently closed one of the niche senior level positions in IT vertical with one of our prestigious Auto manufacturing client.
While sharing the position we were told not to screen profiles from the portals as they have already exhausted. They were not ready to compromise on education (even marks), job switches, industry, role & level etc. Also the technology was niche in the industry. We certainly started with portal & social networking sites but in vain since it was difficult to map any IT organization with hundreds of project managers, leads etc.
Therefore we thought of few social networking tactics. We had made our search open to beyond social networking sites like checked blogs, various forums, speakers in the groups, attendee list in related technology seminar, various summits which happened recently & posted opening on facebook.
It is very important for a recruiter to reach out to the best candidate via any source. Above all tactics helped & the client appreciated the innovation & efforts.