Welcome to the Friday ERE Recruiting Video Show

Editor’s note: ERE neither encourages nor endorses the watching of any of the videos in this post during the time you should be working. But if you must, we suggest taking these job security precautions: 1) Turn down the volume; 2) Open a second tab to LinkedIn so you can quickly switch away; 3) Avoid laughing out loud; 4) Share this post from a computer other than your own.

Never let it be said that Roundup doesn’t know what recruiter reality is. Over the years your Roundup correspondent has dutifully brought you the entertaining, the culturally unique, the over the top (or is that the first one in this inventory?), and even a winning IKEA recruiting video. (Keep IKEA in mind. We will return there shortly.)

Today, however, I bring you a genuine peek at 57 seconds in the life of a staffing  office that will be familiar to anyone who has ever worked as an agency recruiter.

Now that you are totally jazzed about the life of an agency recruiter. (Did I mention the average gross is $74,000. Work purely on contingency and you average a cool $96k.)

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What does it take to be a Big Biller in a recruiting sector where that’s a compliment? You read a few books and spend a lot of time on the phone. Really, what could be easier. Just watch the video.

And what can you expect on your first week on the job?

Ready now for just one more? Here’s that IKEA video, which has not much to do with recruiting, except it most definitely is a peek at the kind of culture the company nurtures. Plus it’s gotten 10,000,000 views. How’s that for branding?

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.

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