Common Mistakes by Recruiters !!

Once Recruiter’s source CV’s from various channels likes Job Portals, Social Media, Internal databases etc, the logical next step they have to do is to make Cold Calls to the candidates to check their interest and assess their suitability.

This is essentially a Cold call because the Candidate is not anticipating the call. But reality is that most candidate get jobs through such cold calls and most times from Recruiters they haven’t dealt in the past. Hence Cold Calling is very important, especially when the candidate is getting multiple such calls every day from number of recruiters.

Unfortunately most Recruiters we have seen continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Can’t blame them completely, because they have pressures to submit CV’s and hit the Customer’s email the fastest!

Giving below a few prominent mistakes Recruiters do and what they can do to correct them:

1. Am I speaking to ______?

This opening line is used by many Marketing telesales usually and hence, the likely hood is that Candidate may try to escape the call at the earliest. Instead start with addressing the person directly assuming that no other person would be using the Candidates phone. So better start is “Hi Prakash…..”

2. Are you looking for a job change?

Recruiters tend to feel that let us cut to chase and first find out whether the candidate is looking for a change or not. Correct thinking, but it is better to be optimistic and approach it by first introducing yourself and then checking if the discussion makes sense.

3. We have an urgent opening for one of our large customers in telecom. Are you interested?

Two issues here. One is ‘Urgent Opening’ no longer excites anybody. Second the recruiter has directly gone to main goal without setting right environment…e.g ‘Confirm whether you will you marry me, then I will decide whether I like you’.

4. We are looking for Recruiters with 2 years of relevant experience in IT recruiting. What is your notice period?

Many a times Recruiters jump to this stage without adequately introducing themselves, their context of the call and never talking what’s in it for the candidate…etc. Better way could be “I see that you have good IT Recruiting experience and it would be great to have your next job truly leverage this experience for faster growth”.

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How To Apply For A Job Abroad


Researching Opportunities

Research the countries you would like to work in. You’ll need to find out practical information like what kind of visas and immunizations you’ll need to relocate there. You should also get a grasp of the culture and living conditions of the country you choose. Find out what the cost of living is to make sure you get a job that is sufficient to live comfortably. Be familiar with safety information, medical facilities and travel alerts

Investigate the different routes to a job abroad.

There are many different ways to pursue which will appeal to different people in different circumstances. There are possibilities for short term work, as well as more permanent positions. Once you have an idea about which country you would like to work in, or even if you are undecided, you should spend some time researching the various ways to find a job abroad.

Consider working for a local company that has foreign offices.

Many corporations in the United States have offices in other countries. There also may be small organizations in your area that are satellite offices for international companies. Working in an organization that has international reach can lead to an assignment in an overseas job.

Search for international job postings on regular job sites.

As well as the specialist sites that deal with finding jobs abroad, you shouldn’t neglect the major jobs listing sites and recruitment companies. Many of the largest of these organizations will operate internationally and may advertise for posts abroad alongside domestic ones. Search some of the recruitment sites and check the listings.

Apply for a visa and/or work permit.

Many overseas jobs will not consider you for a position unless you already have a visa or work permit organised. Be sure you understand the requirements for a visa or work permit and know that you will be able to meet them before thinking seriously about applying for a job abroad. The embassy of the country you want to work in will provide information for applying for a Visa.

Make contacts and use your networks

Finding a job abroad can be a difficult prospect. You have to demonstrate not only that you are a good person for the job, but that you can offer something more than the prospective local candidates who will most likely take less time to adapt to the new working environment. Because of this, and the difficulties of breaking into a foreign working culture, it is especially important that you utilize your contacts and networks as much as possible

Consider the language requirements.

The language requirements will vary depending on the type of job you are interested in getting. For example, if you are working for the US government abroad you may find that the majority of people in your office are American and business is conducted solely in English. If you are applying to work in a foreign firm you will probably be expected to be able to work in the native language.

8 Tips to Get More From Your Performance Review


Here are ten tips to make the process work for you and make it easier for your boss to write you a terrific review.

1.Know Your Role

If you are uncertain about any aspect of your job, seek clarification. A great place to start is a detailed list of job duties or, if it is available, an official job description, from your manager or human resources department. If no description exists, use the  Pascal tool to search for one or two jobs that are close matches to your job. You, along with your manager, can develop an appropriate description from there.

2.Be “Engaged” in the Process

Many workers are missing important opportunities to maximize their earning potential by not devoting more effort to their performance review or ensuring that they get a clear explanation of their goals and objectives. Be an active participant in establishing your goals from the start. Focus on key objectives and define a plan that makes sense for you and your employer.

3.Set Goals that are Reasonable and Relevant

when establishing goals, make sure they are meaningful. There should be value in doing a particular activity. Each goal must be relevant to the work you do each day and should be mutually agreed upon by you and your manager.

4.View goals as a project plan

make your goals your mission for the year. Keep goals current, track progress and contributions, and update goals as appropriate to reflect any changes in your role or responsibilities. Remember that although goals are set to achieve certain work-based objectives, they can also yield personal rewards in the form of professional and developmental growth and greater earnings potential

5.Document your accomplishments

No one pays closer attention to your work than you do. The annual performance review, and the promotion orsalaryincrease that often goes with it, can be enhanced significantly if you highlight your accomplishments clearly and make a case for yourself. Document your accomplishments along the way and let your boss know when you have reached established milestones. If you reach a stumbling block along the way, seek advice on how to best resolve the issue.

5.Show an interest in additional training

if you don’t have access to the tools or training necessary to achieve a particular objective, be sure to ask. Your employer will see that you want to improve the quality of your work and are interested in professional growth.Additional trainingwill make you more valuable to the organization and set you up for the next step in your career.

6.Share positive feedback

Feedback from colleagues and/or customers is also valuable when you are preparing for a review. If someone sends you a thank you via e-mail or on paper, keep it on file. If someone says something complimentary, ask him or her to put it in writing.

7.Demonstrate a Positive Attitude

Performance is about results, but some great performers can have bad attitudes. Employers look for employees that produce quality work and are flexible and easy to work with. Think seriously about what your general behavior conveys to those around you. Try to be “likeable” in a business sense by being pleasant, respectful and courteous to colleagues.

8.Utilize Performance Review Feedback

when you get constructive feedback during a performance review, listen to it carefully and objectively. If part of the feedback is difficult to hear, try not to appear defensive. Instead, take time to consider what was said and try to make improvements in your work habits to avoid similar comments in the future. Companies value employees who can accept professional guidance.

Things You Need to Prepare for a Skype Interview



Anything that is difficult to read or in any way resembles your middle school AIM screenname is making a bad first impression. Be boring and use your name.


Just because you’re not on-site does not mean you should wear your college hoodie. I’m not saying put on a suit, but you should wear whatever you would wear to an in-person interview. Plus, dressing like you’re going in for an in-person interview will help you feel like you’re at an in-person interview.


What’s behind you matters. Set up a clean, neutral background with good lighting. Avoid basements and sitting in front of a window, unless you want to look like someone whose identity is being protected. Avoid public spaces, unless you don’t have internet at home


People might differ on this one, but if you have a headphone set with a talk piece (like most iPod or iPhone headphones), use it – especially if you’re in a public space


Things can go wrong. Your interviewer understands that. If something does happen, remain calm and friendly while you troubleshoot. Don’t be afraid to ask to hang up the call and try again if your Skype is freezing up


That’s not just telling your roommate or mother to steer clear. It’s turning off any notifications on your computer. Silencing your phone. Closing your mail client. Facebook. AIM, if you’re still using that middle school account mentioned previously.

7 Things to Do After a Job Interview

As soon as your job interview is over, it’s time to play the waiting game. You may believe you have done your part till you get an offer. But this isn’t the case., in reply to our previous article on 7 things NOT to do after a job interview, here are 8 things you CAN do after a Job Interview.


  1. Send a thank you note.

Most experts believe sending an email expressing your appreciation within a day is recommended. To stand out, mention something discussed in the interview and provide a book title or link to a web article on that topic. Submitting Handwritten notes are also a great idea.


  1. Start preparing for a second round interview.

Regardless of how you think the first interview went, it’s never too early to get ready for the next one. Find interesting information on the campaign and candidate (articles or accomplishments not listed on the website) and think of ways to work it into conversation.

  1. Follow instructions.

If the interviewer suggested contacting them by email after two weeks, don’t call them after a week. Do exactly what they ask. Sometimes employers intentionally request odd follow-up tasks in order to make sure you are good at following instructions. It’s all part of the interview process.

  1. Start preparing for a second round interview.

Regardless of how you think the first interview went, it’s never too early to get ready for the next one. Find interesting information on the campaign and candidate (articles or accomplishments not listed on the website) and think of ways to work it into conversation.

  1. Use connections if you have got them.

If you know someone who could possibly influence the hiring process, ask them to write a quick email or LinkedIn message highlighting your assets.

Morpheus Consulting Candidate Testimonials

“Dear Mr. Kailash,

Greetings of the day!

First i would like to thank you for your prompt reply even with a bad news. I highly appreciate your kind attention to my application and i am confident you will be able to find the best for my carrier growth.

It is my pleasure indeed to get connected with a company like yours and i hope very soon you will contact me again with some good offers.


Thank you very much in advance.

Best Regards”

“Hi Kailash,

Thanks for the prompt response.

Looking forward for your kind assistance in exploring job opportunities inline with my experience.
Best Regards.” – Pramod Mishra


“Good day. Thank you so much Mr Kailash for getting back to me. This is the biggest proof of your professionalism that atleast yo have informed me for the same.

Appreciate your time and patience in the regards,

Thank you” – Sohaib khan


“Thank you so much for your prompt response to resume. Job hunting can get very discouraging; it’s good to know that someone out there is actually reading my letters. Although you don’t have any openings for someone with my skills right now, I hope you will keep my resume in case of future openings. Thanks so much for your time and attention. I hope we may have a chance soon to meet personally and discuss my qualifications and experience. ” – Muhammad Nashit