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Dear Seniors,
Require your suggestions /comments on:
How do we source resources for "Lecturers or Professors" profiles for an opening in a College / University? There are very few updated /up-to mark profiles on job portals for such particular profiles. Could you all please suggest options other than portals?
Looking for a favorable response..

From India, Hyderabad
1. Pick up 2010 fresher profiles who are looking out for a job. Give them a call that you have a job opening in your company, just conduct a small telecon and at the end ask them to refer the names of all their lecturers who had taken their classes. If they question just say that on selection you would call up them to find out your attitude and academic excellence.

2. There is every chance that you might know few students from some colleges. Try getting the name and contact numbers of their lecturers from them as well as their friends from other colleges.

3. Pick all profiles that are available in portals and from them try getting the references. If they are not ready to give then just say that in order to do reference check on selection he/she should provide name and contact numbers of their collegues or department head.

4. Give an add in news paper that you have the following opening for a reputed college and details will be furnished on telecon. Incase if someone responds then see if they suit or else try to get the information on the names of lecturers and professors who are into different departments along with their phone numbers. This might help you in future.

5. Give a call to all those numbers you get via reference and find out if they are interested or else tell them that there are various openings for lecturers and professors in all departements in a starter up college. Get reference numbers of lecturers working in their college as well as other colleges. Repeat the procedure and increase your database.

Hope its of some use to you.

- Babu

From India, Madras
Hi Ruhi,

Let me share some of my thoughts on this :

1. Head Hunting is a proactive approach to find the Talented professionals and network with them to place them for your clients or your company.

2. Best way to find out the best professionals is to check the market & references, if you are looking for a top notch sales professional in FMCG sector for your client then the people in the market, distributors, retailers & stockists etc would give information on that . Yes its a bit of a leg work but that's the best way to hunt the professionals.

Or check with Technical institutes which conduct the Talent test or invite students to solve the relevant problems..

3. Once done, plan the way to approach them in a subtle manner. Meet them if possible as don't limit your approach to phone calls. Assess them and keep their profiles with you.

4. It's a High Relationship based and trust is very essential.

5. If you find something lacking in them, tell them subtlely as you want them to rise in the Corporate World. Frankly not many consultants do that and the professionals feel they are just the products in the hands of Head Hunters/consultants.

6. Network & network and make the potential list , keep track of their performances, read everything about the Industry.

7. Present them to your clients or your company if you feel that it would be a cultural fit and meet the clients future plans & potential of the candidates.

Hope this helps.


Rajat Joshi

From India, Pune
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