Companies are more willing to hire than they were a year or 18 months ago.
However,company officials are more fickle about who they interview
and bring onboard. In other words, they’re only interested in the very best.
As a result, the candidates who are as prepared as possible and know
asmuch about the company and the open position as they can are the
oneswho stand the best chance of being hired.
And who knows the company and the job backward and
forward . . . and who can more than adequately prepare candidates
forthe interview process? An executive recruiter, of course.
A no-risk proposition
Companies don’t use the job boards or social networking sites such as LinkedIn to find viable candidates for all of their jobs.For
many specialized positions, they enlist the services of a recruiter,
who is knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to finding the exact
right person for the position. The jobs that aregiven to recruiters to
fill constitute what is known as “the hidden jobmarket,” and it’s a
market that all candidates would love to know about.
So not only do recruiters know about open positions and
opportunities of which job seekers aren’t privy, they can also help
those job seekers do what needs to be done in order to interview well
and get hired. Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it? However,
I haven’t even mentioned the best part, and that’s the fact itwon’t
cost you a penny. Once you’re hired, the company will pay the
recruiter’s fee. It never affects your starting salary or any
otherform of compensation, for that matter.
What I’m describing is a no-risk proposition and
small investment of time and energy that could pay big dividends. That
small investment is an easy one – making sure that a recruiter working
in your industry has your most updated resume. An experienced
recruiter will handle that resume – and your job search – in total
confidence and in a discreet fashion.
I’ve been recruiting since 1996, and I’ve
helpednumerous candidates find premium opportunities and the job of
theirdreams. So if you’re looking for your next great opportunity or
would like to position yourself for future growth within your industry,
send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give your career the edge it needs.
Connecting You: American Dairy Science Association
(By Matt Deutsch)
Welcome to the next installment of “Connecting You,” a new series of articles within The Animal Science Monitor
newsletter. “Connecting You” will showcase a number of associations within the world of animal science and animal nutrition.
One such organization will be highlighted each
month,usually in the second issue of that month. Our goal is to promote
the organization, its website, its mission within the industry, and its
upcoming events. We believe that giving exposure to these
organizationswill prove to be beneficial not only for them, but also
for you – our readers.
This month’s organization
American Dairy Science Association (http://www.adsa.org)
The ADSA has a Vision Statement, a Mission Statement, and a set of Core Values, all of which are listed below.
Vision Statement: Science, education, and service for the dairy industry
Mission Statement: The AmericanDairy
Science Association provides leadership in scientific andtechnical
support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through
generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services.
Core Values: Objectivity, Integrity, Open-Mindedness, Inclusiveness, and Commitment
The ADSA is holding two DISCOVER Conferences in 2010:
The 19th DISCOVER Conference
“Key Issues in the Sustainability of the Dairy Industry
Tuesday, May 11, through Friday, May 14
Brown County Inn – Nashville, Indiana
The 20th DISCOVER Conference
“The Transition Cow: Biology and Management
Monday, September 20, through Thursday, September 23
The I-Hotel – Champaign, Illinois
Membership in the ADSA is based on the calendar year
(January 1 through December 31). There are two professional
Production Division – Primarily concerned with the cattle production phases of the dairy industry
Dairy Foods Division – Focuses on the processing, product, and distribution phases of the dairy industry
For more information about ADSA membership,
includingthe types associated with each professional division and the
costs involved to join, visit the ADSA website.
Read future issues of The Animal Science Monitor for more information regarding organizations within the animal science and animal nutrition industries.
Introducing the ASM ‘Video Link of the Month’
As you probably know, we strive to find video links
forthis feature that deal with either animal science or animal
nutrition. (Of course, we like to highlight videos that pertain to a
university ororganizational production regarding research or
development when those videos are submitted to us.) We also search for
videos that arehumorous in nature. After all, we don’t take ourselves too seriously at The Animal Science Monitor.
Well, for the first time since we started this regular feature, we’ve discovered a video that incorporates all of the elements that we strive to find. Specifically, it involves employment and animal science and it’s
also quite funny. Actually, considering how many people are inthe
market for a job these days, not everybody might find it humorous. The
video is a commercial for Tele2, a Pan-European telecom operator, and you can view the “Video Link of the Month” by clicking here.
Remember, we’re currently accepting submissions forthis
feature, which will run periodically throughout the year. You can send
your video links to email@example.com. As always, The ASM staff reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason. Although we haven’t so far.
Coming Up in the Next Issue . . .
We’re a bit behind in our “Connecting You” series . .
.so we’re going to catch up! In addition to highlighting another
organization within the animal science and animal nutrition
industriesin our next issue, we’re also going to explore the topic of
promotions.Specifically, we’re going to address the following question:
“Are you ready for your next promotion?” If you’re not, you should be.
And you should also be ready for the next issue of The Animal Science Monitor, which is scheduled for publication during the week of May 10.