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Old 06-13-2007, 08:24 AM
 
Location: United States
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I need some advice from you.....

Can anyone please let me know what steps to take to start your own recruiting business? I just don't know where to begin with it? How do I get out there? Do I need to get in touch with my city? I know I would be really successful if I just got started. I would be recruiting for retail, merchandisers, managers and such.

Any ideas how to get the ball rolling? First steps? Thanks in advance!

Have a wonderful day!
LuLu
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Weston, FL and Vero Beach, Fl
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I have worked with a lot of recruiters. Their database of clients is worth more to them than anything in this world.

First step is to incorporate your business.
What type of recruiting do you want to do in terms of skilled labor, professional, etc? I know you said retail, merchanisers, etc which is a pretty wide moat to fill. Also, what can you offer that an HR department can not?

Some excellent resources:

The Forest & The Trees» Blog Archive » Thinking About Starting a Recruiting Business?


Thinking About Starting a Recruiting Business? | Recruiting.com (broken link)

Start a Recruiting Business

The successful recruiters that I know are extremely high energy, dedicated, 24/7 kind of people. It is such a competitive market. It's not to say you can not succeed - of course you can. Good luck to you!
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:31 AM
 
Location: United States
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Thank you for the links! I would be narrowing it to retail merchandisers for Merchandising companies and/or big box companies such as (i.e. Home Depot) who need these people to do major resets or ongoing merchandising in their stores. These companies search for Retail Merchandisers, Project Coordinators and Merchandiser Managers, etc. I have many years experience in Mass Merchandising and know exactly what these companies are looking for and I can find it for them!
My only setback, if you want to call it a setback is that I've never worked in Human Resources Departments before. I do have educational training for things of this nature, but it has been over 10 years ago. There is a good program here locally that I can do online with courses for HR. I think it would be a good step for me. Also, setback.....I've never owned a business before and I feel slightly intimidated because I don't know how to begin. What I DO know is, that if I learn what I need to know, find out how to start, I will definitely succeed in it! I'm a go-getter, I guess you'd say! I am very good with customers, clientele, etc. I am casual, confident, professional and accomodating, I think those attributes would be favorful. Thanks for the support!

Wish me luck!
LuLu
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