Recruiter

In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Alex Pitts

Recruiter Info

Name: Alex Pitts Title: Senior IT Recruitment Consultant Email: alexp@applauseit.co.uk LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alexpitts Phone: +447713200801 Twitter: @AlexApplauseIT

Company Info

Company: Applause IT Recruitment Location: Birmingham, UK Website: www.applauseit.co.uk/ Careers Page: www.applauseit.co.uk/jobs LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/applause-it Twitter: @ApplauseIT Facebook: www.facebook.com/applauseitrecruitment

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Phone Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: This is definitely best done on the phone or via Skype - it provides a much better platform for discussing the application / interview feedback and is far more informative. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Enthusiasm for your profession, proactive interview research / preparation and being inquisitive during the recruitment process! Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: A well-written CV that demonstrates your suitability for the role and perhaps more importantly one that focuses on your personal contribution to previous projects / positions and how this could bring value to your next employer. Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Lack of required skills and experience or unsuitable working rights in relation to the role that they are applying for are the most common. However, I always welcome a conversation with aspirational individuals who want to develop their skills in-line with a job specification and we can always discuss the potential of making an application with personal development in mind. Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? Everything will be alright in the end, if it's not alright, it's not yet the end. What do you like to do in your free time? I love F1 so I try to see one Grand Prix a year- 2017 sees me heading to Budapest! I also enjoy good food, good music and spending quality time with family and friends. In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? The level of autonomy I have and the fact that I am wholly responsible for the work that I do. I also enjoy the fact that we have a real ethos for finding a healthy work-life balance- so our office doesn't only have chairs , desks and computers, but a ping pong table, foosball table and an Xbox! In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? We do regular events including everything from bowling and go-karting, to group outings to the races at Ascot and the Silverstone Grand Prix! In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? I would have to go back to the three words we chose for our company brochure: Personal, Proactive & Proven.

Recruiter Info

Name: Danielle Paprocki Title: Director of Recruitment & Selection Email: danielle.paprocki@nm.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-paprocki-05a799b Phone: 603-206-6031

Company Info

Company: Northwestern Mutual Location: Northern New England: Manchester, Portsmouth NH & Portland ME Website: manchester.nm.com

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Phone Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Feel free to email me directly with your resume and I will call you in a timely fashion. Best to let me know your preferred method of communication & availability, so that we reach one another. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: History of Success, Stability (having less than 2 employers in the past 5 years), Sales experience is a plus but not mandatory by any means, & a Bachelor's Degree. Drive, Determination, Solid Time Management Skills, Strong Follow-up with Communication through our Interview Process & Motivation for Future Success! Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Resume Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Disclosure Form that would show a history of theft, or a very serious crime. Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? Shoot for the Moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the Stars! What do you like to do in your free time? Enjoy spending time with friends & family, expanding my red wine pallet & staying up to speed with Tone It Up exercises! In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? I believe in everything my company stands for--the way they impact lives for the future is incredibly important for this Nation's sustainability In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? We host an annual meeting in Milwaukee every year that's an absolute blast; however, on a smaller scale, our agency has several gatherings/volunteer events/parties to keep us all engaged with one another! In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Fun-loving, down to earth, successful individuals, who know how to have a good time, but value the importance of their everyday work.

Recruiter Info

Name: Abegail Claro Title: Global Recruiting Manager Email: aac@outlook.sg LinkedIn: ph.linkedin.com/in/abegailclaro Phone: 0-927-205-5795

Company Info

Company: Foreign Staffing Location: Bennett Street Greenville, South Carolina United States Website: www.foreignstaffing.com/ Careers Page: www.foreignstaffing.com/bilingual-job-seekers/job-postings LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/foreign-staffing-inc- Twitter: @Fstaffing

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: LinkedIn Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: LinkedIn, Email Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Reliability, Detail-oriented, Sharp Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Concise, updated and relevant Curriculum Vitae Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: High-handedness. Unreliability Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? Go big or go home. What do you like to do in your free time? Read, Travel In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? Improving lives through better career opportunities. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? Group meetings In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Dynamic, goal-oriented group of versatile human capital professionals.

Recruiter Info

Name: Stephanie Turner Title: Premier Executive Healthcare Recruiter Email: stephtu0123@gmail.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-turner-79097682 Phone: 561-277-1268

Company Info

Company: RCI Location: Jupiter, FL Website: www.rcirecruitmentsolutions.com/

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Phone Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Please email your resume/CV to sturner@rcirs.com, and call between 8-5 EST, M-F to schedule and/or complete initial phone interview. Direct office line 561-277-1268. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Patient and family advocacy, stable employment history, ability to work in fast paced and stressful environments, ability to prioritize tasks, ability to lead and follow given directives Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Resume/CV and any certifications. Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Termination from previous employer, holding positions for less than a year (unless on contract/temp/travel/per diem assignments), not holding proper and active minimum licensing, having certain marks on license Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? "It is a kingly act to assist the fallen." - Mother Teresa What do you like to do in your free time? Read (novels, business articles, healthcare news, etc.) In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? The enjoyment I receive on a daily basis is not due to my own success, but is in helping others find their own success. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? We are constantly having competitions to keep everyone on their toes. In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? My coworkers are intelligent, driven, and most of all, we care about our candidates.

Recruiter Info

Name: Laura Hardin Title: Executive Recruiter Email: laura@denham.net LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/thelaurahardin Phone: 559-222-5284 Twitter: @TheLauraHardin

Company Info

Company: Denham Resources Location: Fresno, CA Website: www.denham.net Careers Page: www.denham.net/jobs/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/denham-resources Twitter: @DenhamCareers Facebook: www.facebook.com/search/str/denham+resources/keywords_top

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Phone Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: We endeavor to respond to every applicant but if you have not heard from me, please feel free to call me or send me an email. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: People who are courageous and looking for a job about which they're passionate even if that means changing careers. I love passive candidates who I just know will be a perfect fit for a position and even though they're not looking they're willing to listen to the possibilities a change can offer them. Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Their current resume with updated contact information Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Dishonesty, being motivated only by money, and job hoppers Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. What do you like to do in your free time? Read, read, read; and I LOVE food! In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? We have the freedom to be creative and try new things. If we fail, we have permission to fail forward. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? We are a team that builds through lots of activities such as company yoga and outings to the lake. In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Tireless, creative, and fun!

Recruiter Info

Name: Sonja Hastings Title: Software Sales Recruiter Email: sonja@optimalss.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sonjahastings Phone: 510-227-6677 Twitter: @sonhastings

Company Info

Company: Optimal Sales Search Location: Bay Area, CA Website: http://www.optimalsalessearch.com Careers Page: http://optimalsalessearch.com/software-sales-jobs/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/optimal-sales-search

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Email Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Email is best for follow up. Please include LinkedIn profile URL. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Concise and well organized resume. Track record of sales success. Motivation to work hard, apply knowledge, and refine sales skills. Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: LinkedIn profile URL. Contact Information. Updated and accurate resume Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Resume without dates. LinkedIn profiles that haven't been updated. Providing inaccurate information Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: No

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Neale Donald Walsh What do you like to do in your free time? Dream about the vacations I'd take if I had more free time! In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? There's nothing I'd rather be doing than working with salespeople. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? Helping others, open communication, going the distance regularly. In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Focused, professional and candid.

Recruiter Info

Name: Ashley Harrison Title: Recruiter, Founder, Developer Email: ashley@thehivestaffing.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyjharrison Phone: 323-475-7230 Twitter: @thecodinghive

Company Info

Company: The Hive Staffing Location: Riverside, CA Website: thehivestaffing.com Careers Page: thehivestaffing.com/careers/#/jobs LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/the-hive-staffing Twitter: @thecodinghive Facebook: www.facebook.com/thehivestaffing/?fref=ts

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Email Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: You can email me, I respond quickly! Things That Impress You In A Candidate: I love candidates that are involved - writing blogs, podcasts, active on social media, and cool hobbies. Personal websites, complete LinkedIn Profiles and GitHub profiles are always impressive too. I'm a web developer and a designer, so if you're applying for that type of role with me then I most likely want to see your website and projects. I love creativity. Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Detailed resume with all of the technologies you are using - programming languages, databases, OS, frameworks and all that jazz. I also need a phone number and email. Some bonuses are your LinkedIn profile, other social media sites and your Github if you're a developer. Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: A lazy, incomplete resume. Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." What do you like to do in your free time? I love to draw and program. I'm currently learning JavaScript. In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? It's my company and I get to work from home. Plus I get to help other techies find awesome careers. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? Happy Hour In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Awesome, passionate and out of the box thinkers.