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A Day in the Life: The Sequel

Camair-Co’s Recruitment Team – The Sequel 

“Please feel free and relax” That’s our popular introductory phrase when we welcome candidates for an interview session.

Camair-Co is searching for highly talented and competent people who can add value and help the company to reach its objectives. And boy do we feel good when we meet such candidates. Well, on the flip side we may feel bad sometimes, but we do not let it discourage us, we ride on!

By 8 am the recruitment team is in place, getting paper work done, calling candidates for interviews (oops , that happens a few days before), making sure the Security officer gets the exact details of those coming through the elevator of the 6th Floor. Sometimes we move chairs and tables. Need I mention the downloading, screening, coding and short listing of CVs before we get to the point of calling candidates? Well, these processes are all part of the Specialist’s daily routines among many other interesting duties. Just a minute, there are many fun moments and humorous stories, some of which will feature in future editions, for example, I have the funniest phrases compiled.

If you observe our office on a full recruitment day, you may notice good people coming and going at intervals of up to an one hour, some smiling, some nervous, some sweating and some are just totally amazed. Maybe because the professional environment they meet and the busy activities throughout the office leaves them feeling overwhelmed. Whatever the reason the truth lies with a panel of three or two people who just told that person to have a great day and wait for an email that may change their lives.

By the close of business, we may have spoken with about 15 people, sometimes 40 if we have group interviews or double panels. At the same time we would be preparing plenty of paperwork for the next day whilst also calling candidates for future interviews. By 6 pm most of us still have a few hours to put in so the next day starts smoothly. And most often it does!

Recruitment involves analyzing many aspects about candidates. However, there is one that often strikes me? Maybe this story below can help you get it.

“A minister told his congregation, “Next week I plan to preach about dishonesty. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17.”

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, “Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon.”

Being honest and integral is an important aspect candidates as well as panelists must demonstrate. And that is one among many.

To get to the standards we want, we shall see a crowd. We do not know the outcome, but we know we shall interact with many people. Some may be good some may not. However in the end we shall have them. Our aim is to get as many of them hear or read the word “congratulations” and we in return get a very motivating “thank you”

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  1. June 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Man, you are doing a GREAT job.Courage, and Congrats.! Worth stealing PAC’s time to read LOL!

    • June 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      thanks man. Just realized i needed to be creative and improve on my writing

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