Questions to Ask When Creating Alerts in TE

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

Before we get into the “meat and potatoes” of this blog post, though, I wanted to provide an update of where we are in terms of the Top Echelon Network Alerts System.

Job Alerts currently exist in the new version of the Network software. We are currently working on Candidate Alerts, and we hope to release this functionality into the software as soon as we can. (Once Candidate Alerts are available, we will definitely let you know!)

With that being said, the first question you should ask yourself in regards to this topic is, “Do I check the Job 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 Job 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 Job Alerts

However, it doesn’t stop there. Neither do the questions, either, because below are more questions you should ask yourself:

1. What are my specialties?

2. What are my strengths?

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

Alerts—the Job Alerts that are available now and the Candidate Alerts that will be available in the near future—can be a powerful tool for members of Top Echelon 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 Job Alerts on your own recruiting desk, then follow the tips listed above. Not only that, but the Top Echelon Help Center is also filled with articles about this topic.

In fact, here is a comprehensive Help Center article about setting up Network Job Alerts.

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 Job Alerts properly can bring more value to your Top Echelon split network membership.

Happy hunting!

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