The Relevance of Resumes
Resumes are still relevant. But there is more to the recruitment process before the interviews than simply screening the resumes.
Reputed staffing companies follow several steps between the resume screening and the interview. For example, say you have hired a few staffing companies in Chicago to fill different roles in your company’s new Illinois branch. So, one company may begin by screening resumes related to specific roles and then vet the candidates before finalizing them for the interviews. Another staffing company may directly approach vetted candidates in their network and take it from there. Others may mix these approaches to help you find the ideal talent.
You have a better chance of finding exceptional talent with the help of recruiters who look beyond the traditional resume screening process.
Valuing the Recruiter and the Candidate Relationship
Why pay staffing agencies just to screen resumes when your hiring manager can do the same task? When looking for staffing companies in Chicago ( VitaminTalent.com/What-We-Do ) or any other location, ensure that you are getting more than the tried-and-tested formulas for the hiring process. Nothing wrong with proven processes but recruiters who can be creative or provide additional services to their clients can often help find candidates for difficult-to-fill roles as well.
For example, many recruiters maintain relationships with creative professionals who prefer working on freelance projects only. They may not apply for jobs or even maintain an updated resume. But they do have proven track record as writers or design professionals. They also are open to working with a myriad of clients on challenging projects.
If you are looking for such talent, you will need to work with recruiters who can provide you such services.