The RequirementsTo meet the minimum qualifications for this role you will have experience as a professional writer. In addition, in order to be a good fit for the Freelance Writer opportunity, you will have:
- Writing samples demonstrating the ability to create lively, compelling copy that informs and engages in a conversational tone.
- A friendly, professional phone manner and experience working with/interviewing business professionals and executives.
- Strong keyboarding skills (you'll need to take detailed notes while conducting telephone interviews).
- Comfort discussing diverse positions in a wide variety of industries; experience writing about technology and/or healthcare is a plus.
- A home office environment that is relatively quiet, distraction-free, and has high-speed Internet access.
- A bachelor's degree is strongly preferred, but demonstrated talent is most important.
- Flexible availability during normal business hours.
The RoleYou will support recruitment efforts for a wide variety of clients and position types, but the goal always will be to tell the unique story of each open position in a way that intrigues and engages candidates who are a strong fit. There are two primary components to this challenging role.
The Discovery Call
You will lead these 45-minute brainstorming sessions, involving the client and the E2E RS Recruitment Partner. During the call you will dig deep, probing for inside information and specific details about the job itself, the company culture and the profile of the ideal candidate. The DC is not a Q&A session, but a consultative conversation. The Recruitment Partner plays a pivotal role, but the overall objective of the DC is to understand what will attract candidates who are the best fit.
The Jobinfo Writeup
Using all the information you've collected, your goals in creating the Writeup will be to:
- Paint a clear picture of the role, providing job seekers with fresh insights that they can't get anywhere else.
- Highlight aspects of the role that will engage and attract the right candidates.
- Differentiate this opening from similar openings at other companies.
- Create a story this is low on fluff and high on protein.
You'll submit the completed Writeup to the client, via our system, within 48 hours of the DC. After that you will follow up with the client, making suggested edits and getting approval as quickly as possible. As long as you meet the deadline, you'll have a good deal of flexibility around your writing schedule.
Scheduling the Discovery Calls, however, is a little different. We try to book the calls at least two days in advance, but it's not unusual for a client to request a DC on shorter notice. We assign Writers according to a seniority-based rotation, and we'll respect your schedule requests. Just the same, the more available you are, the more work you will be able to take on.
In addition to the Jobinfo Writeup, we create another product called Writeup Lite. This is a streamlined version for audiences that appreciate a cut-to-the-chase approach. If you take a Writeup Lite assignment, you won't even be on the discovery call -- the recruiter will hold an intake call with the hiring manager and send the notes to you. You'll then turn the Writeup Lite around in 24 hours. It's shorter so it takes less time, and offers even more schedule flexibility.
More Good ReasonsHelp write the industry standard
The Jobinfo Writeup has evolved over some 25 years and, as a product, remains unmatched in the recruitment world. Some of the reasons:
- It's a true marketing tool, communicating a unique value proposition to a targeted audience.
- It answers many questions up front, allowing candidates to make an informed opt-in or opt-out choice early in the process.
- Those who opt in are genuinely interested and primed to take the next steps.
- The Writeup's insightful content helps lay the foundation for full talent lifecycle employee engagement.
Almost everyone at E2E RS is virtual and everyone loves it. You'll have a good deal of flexibility in your schedule. If you want to write while enjoying a latte and a scone, head over to Starbucks. If you enjoy volunteering at your child's school, you can make that happen. If you have other clients and projects, we'll work with you to balance it the way that works best for you. Keep in mind, of course, that the greater your flexibility, the more work you may get.
The role is all about getting information, and you'll be exposed to all kinds of industries, and client companies from Fortune 500 leaders to entrepreneurial small businesses. As you work with some of the best Recruiters in the industry, you'll expand your knowledge of the recruitment space. In addition, you'll share ideas and insights with a seasoned and talented team in Creative Services that includes both full-timers and freelancers.
Trifecta of organizational culture
Throughout Recruitment solutions and our parent company, Engage2Excel, we drive employee engagement and company success through three simple but powerful steps:
- Living what we do. In short, we dig what we do. It's as much a calling as a company because we ignite the inner accomplishment that drives pride, inspires others and makes work fun.
- Rewarding those that earn it. This means you, your team -- everyone. We work hard, play hard and help the customer reap the success we all can enjoy.
- Seeking new ways to solve problems. Change is hard, but success is soooo sweet. We encourage everyone to lean in, invent and then reinvent. We value courage because we know the best ideas just might make your palms sweat.
E2E RS has been challenging the status quo in recruitment since 1992. Today we boast robust technology, a mature creative team and a compelling track record. Our focus is not on getting a lot of easy money out of our clients, but on building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. We've been delivering RPO since before it was an acronym, and we're recognized as a thought leader by human resources organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA.
Keys2ExcelIt should be clear by now that this role is part journalism and part marketing. While each project will be similar in some ways, your success will depend on your ability to identify what is unique so you can bring a fresh approach. Over the years we have refined the Writeup's structure based on results, but we are also open to new ideas and creative approaches.
There is an art to conducting a Discovery call. The client should come away from a DC feeling that you and the Recruitment Partner added valuable insight into the talent market and recruitment process. Hiring managers have told us that the questions we asked helped them define the role better in their own minds. That doesn't always happen, but the client should feel that his/her time was well spent. On one project you might talk with a CFO and on the next with a maintenance supervisor. You'll need to be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
Across Engage2Excel Recruitment Solutions you'll find a strong commitment to high professional standards. Everyone, whether full or part-time, has initiative and accountability. For example, we'll expect you to submit Writeups that are grammatically correct and free of typos. If the client makes changes, it should be to content, not to mistakes. Once a Writeup is approved, another member of Creative will proofread it before it goes public. But you should take pride in delivering high quality work on a consistent basis.
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On the outside, Engage2Excel Recruitment Solutions is a recruitment products and services company known for the passion and creativity we bring to the table. But on the inside, we are a veritable R&D lab obsessed with innovating and optimizing recruitment productivity, quality and service. You will not find a group of people more zealous about this than our team.
Founded in 1992, the company is a 100% virtual organization with employees across the U.S. We are widely known for our unconventional, award-winning culture and our ability to attract and retain the best recruiting talent in the market. And because we have no walls or windows, we are able to pass those cost savings along to our clients.
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