It’s about you, not me. Sound like the start of a cheesy “Dear John…” letter? Nope, it’s really all about keeping up with the times and recognizing that change can only help you as a recruiter.
For starters, please don’t leave me a voicemail on my land-line if you actually expect a response the same day. It’s not that I’m rude, mind you. I will respond to your 3-minute rambling message eventually. It’s just that I am far too busy texting, emailing, and IM-ing to be tethered to voicemail, exhausted by a tedious dial-in process, listening intently to the queue of messages that shadow me like a comic-strip detective.
Even Jon Bartos declares that “land-line voice-mail” is dead. I can’t help but agree with his advice that you really should change your strategy. At least if you want to grab the attention of a Millennial.
In this video below, shot during the Fordyce Forum in Las Vegas, Bartos channels his inner advice guru to teach us all how to open our eyes to tapping the best talent despite generational differences in the workplace.
Bartos points out that relationship-building takes work but is not impossible. Sounds simple enough, in theory, but he wisely reminds Fordyce Forum attendees that most people have trouble stepping outside of their identity zone to fully engage with what different candidates want for different careers.