About DTAt Decision Toolbox, almost everything about our approach to recruitment is unique, from our tools to our low cost pricing model to our relationships with our clients. Some companies enlist our help for the occasional overflow or difficult-to-fill opening. Others use us as their extended recruiting department on an ongoing basis. In any case, we are not about simply filling positions; rather, we become our client's recruitment partner, and work proactively to drive down costs, identify and solve business problems, and increase retention.
Our process is known as "Recruitment Engineering", and we are not only the industry pioneers in this space, but we are also recognized as the industry experts. We've been fine-tuning Recruitment Engineering since our founding in 1992; however, the common thread that remains is our commitment to "doing the right thing" for our clients. We have established and maintained a reputation for fair and honest business practices within our industry.
One of the core tools in the Recruitment Engineering process is the Jobinfo Writeup, an example of which you are reading right now. For our clients, we develop this type of detailed profile for practically every type of position you can imagine. This tool enhances the quality of the recruitment process in a number of ways, most significantly by widening the "information pipeline" between the employer (recruiter and hiring authority) and the "prospect." Quick question for you - click here
The RoleAs a Decision Toolbox Freelance Writer, your focus will be to develop Jobinfo Writeups for a wide variety of clients and position types. This challenging role can be broken down into two primary components:
1. Information Gathering -- the "Discovery Call"
In pre-arranged, 45-60 minute telephone appointments, you will conduct consulting/interview sessions with client hiring managers to gather information about their open position(s). On the call will be the DT Recruitment Specialist, the Hiring Manager and, sometimes, a representative from the client's HR department.
Your challenge is to dig far beneath the standard job description information to capture the real "inside scoop" about the position and the environment. (We expect that you will have at least visited the client's website to get a general understanding of their business and read their job description -- if provided -- prior to the call.) The Discovery Call is less a Q&A session and more of a conversation and consultation. We will look to you to interact with each hiring manager in such a way that he/she takes away from the conversation a real sense of enjoyment and that his/her time was well spent.
We do our best to book these conference calls at least two days in advance, but often a client has an urgent need, and we schedule specs for the following day. We'll contact you as soon as we have a firm time for the call, and confirm your availability. Additionally, you'll supply the Manager of Creative Services with your availability on a weekly basis to eliminate wasted effort.
2. Writing the Jobinfo Writeup
Based on your conversation with the hiring manager, your goal here will be to paint a clear and insightful picture of the position and, in every sentence you write, provide job seekers with information and/or understanding they did not previously have. An effective Writeup is one that is high in "protein," low in "fluff," and reads as though it was written by an "insider".
During the course of a given week, any one of our Writers could be developing materials for a wide variety of types of positions -- executive, hourly, technical, sales, finance, medical, legal, administrative, human resources -- you name it. Your deadline will be delivery to the client via DT's system within two business days, as we build out the additional recruitment tools. Quick question for you - click here You will also work with the hiring managers on follow up and any requested edits. Ultimately we strive to submit Writeups that are 99% on target and require little editing from the hiring manager.
Since every week is different, we cannot guarantee a minimum number of projects you will work, but we can say that the higher the quality of work you submit, and the more effective your Writeups are at attracting the right applicants, the more projects will come your way.
In addition to the satisfaction you will receive from assisting thousands of job seekers, you will gain tremendous insight into current hiring trends and concerns, and the business trends affecting some of the largest organizations in the world, and also the most exciting entrepreneurial companies in the country. You'll partner with literally hundreds of forward-thinking professionals with varying needs, but one thing in common: they recognize the value of our services as a way to "set the stage" for a successful hire.
Keys to SuccessIf you want to truly shine in this role, bring a fresh approach to the creation of every Writeup, and ensure that the unique nature of each position is captured and communicated.
Another key skill is your professional poise. You will interface with a broad range of clients, including senior executives at some of the largest corporations in the country. Your thoughtful interviewing and conversational abilities and friendly demeanor will ensure that clients leave each interaction with a positive impression.
- Solid background (including a portfolio of work) in professional business writing.
- A friendly, professional phone manner, and experience working with/interviewing business professionals and executives.
- Excellent keyboarding skills (you'll need to take copious notes while conducting telephone interviews).
- Ability to work from a home office. High speed Internet and a quiet environment for conducting telephone calls are must-haves. Quick question for you - click here
- Broad business exposure or an MBA.
- Availability during normal business hours.