6 Questions to Ask When Creating Alerts in TE

This week in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog, I’ll be addressing the first of four key factors for achieving success within Top Echelon’s recruiter network as an exporter. That first factor is creating alerts properly.

The first question you should ask yourself in regards to this topic is, “Do I check the alerts?” If you don’t, then they won’t be of much use to you.

The second question you should ask is, “Have I set up my alerts properly, to bring me the desired results?

The rule of thumb is simplicity. With that in mind, below are some recommended fields to use:

  • Search name (required)
  • A FEW keywords or a simple Boolean string
  • Major discipline codes

The power in Top Echelon alerts

However, it doesn’t stop there. Neither do the questions, either, because below are four more questions you should ask yourself. (That’s a total of six, for those of you keeping track at home).

1. What are my specialties?

2. What are my strengths?

3. What types of candidates do I have in my database?

4. What types of candidates can I source and do my strengths lie within their niche?

Alerts can be a powerful tool for members of Top Echelon’s recruiting network. For some recruiters, they’re very powerful. These recruiters use them extensively and make split placements every single year because of them.

If you’re not maximizing the power of alerts on your own recruiting desk, follow the tips listed above. Not only that, but the Top Echelon Help Center is filled with articles about this topic. The Help Center is located in the Members’ Area, at the top right-hand side of the page.

Once upon a time, yours truly conducted a Network Training Tuesday webinar session about alerts. The video version of that webinar is also available in the Help Center. The title of the video is “How to Make TE Alerts Work for You,” and you can watch it by clicking HERE. (Login to the Top Echelon software first, though.)

You can also contact me by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to drea@topechelon.com. We’ll discuss how creating alerts properly can bring more value to your Top Echelon split network membership.

Happy hunting!

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