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On a job description the requirement is

Recruit, interview, recommend for employment and trains staff of 175...

I can imagine the question which asks how I would do this. I am not a recruiter and have never done any of this although my degree is in Human Relations.

What would I say during the interview if I have never personally done this?

TomW's picture

The truth. If you haven't done it, don't claim that you have.

Instead, try to focus on tasks and behaviors that might involved in recruiting, interviewing, and training that have done or some other past experience that makes you qualified to do this.

tlhausmann's picture

TomW is correct...do not claim an activity that you have not done.

Carve out some time and listen to: http://www.manager-tools.com/2009/02/bench-development-downturn

One key take away from this cast is that you must stay in touch with folks that you *may* want to hire someday. So even when recruiting may not be part of your formal job description (for you DesireToSucceed it might be soon!) always be looking for talent. 

asteriskrntt1's picture

HI Desire

Tom is right.  False claims always come back to bite you.  If you need to recruit, tell them about what experience you have that parallels recruiting.  On the superficial level, this might involve meeting with managers to discuss requirements, building a job description, placing ads, screening candidates, setting up interviews/meetings, researching, networking, collaborating, understanding legal or corporate requirements.  The list goes on and on.

You probably have many of these skills but not directly linked to recruiting.  Shine up some accomplishments that show these skills and put them on your resume, then use them in the interview.

 

*RNTT

 

ken_wills's picture

Recruiting, interviewing and training a staff of 175 is pretty much a full-time job.  So, without seeing the job posting, it sounds like you'd be doing a lot of it...

If you're saying to us that it's just the "recruiting" portion you haven't done, then emphasize where you've interviewed, selected and trained lots of people.  On the other hand, if what you're saying is that you haven't done any of those things, then I'd say you're probably not suited for the job.

 

If you haven't got the interview yet, you have nothing to worry about - yet.

In the meantime, narrow your search a bit to jobs where you have transferable experience.

 

Good luck!

Desiretosucceed's picture

Actually 90 percent of what was on the job description I have done in some form. However I have not recruited as far as tutor mentor I have done. I do have the job description if anyone would like to see it. I think my question is how do you answer something like this (I would really not lie as I am sure that would get back to bite my behind - plus I am pretty honest) my question is how would I answer, would I say I have never done this personally but I feel I am qualified due to my educational background, or I am a quick study or what exactly.

 

I appreciate everyones replies I just wanted to clarify in the event someone had questions.

 

As far as this goes.... On the superficial level, this might involve meeting with managers to discuss requirements, building a job description, placing ads, screening candidates, setting up interviews/meetings, researching, networking, collaborating, understanding legal or corporate requirements.  The list goes on and on.

(Wait maybe I do have experience!) It is with a large company and presently I assist my boss with this, HR gets the candidates and processes the information, they post the info on a computer program for the small offices to get what they need. I go to the program for my boss and I look for those who qualify. I get the tally form from HR for those doing the interviews, I set up the appointments and do the paperwork, submit the information to HR for hiring approval. So in essence I do it all except for the acutal one on one interview, or the group interview.

Wow that really put it in perspective.

 

 

 

TomW's picture

That's why i love the MT resume process. By the time you are listing every responsibility and accomplishment that you have ever had, you can pretty much tell if you have experience in something or not. If you do, you'll already have a bullet list of all of it.