Dux-soup – My initial thoughts

Dux-Soup – my initial thoughts

I have just signed up to Dux Soup to give it a go and at the moment, i would have to say that it seems like it is a good tool.

This article was initially written in November 2018. Since then I stopped using it in December 2018 and have started reusing it again in November 2019.

So this is initial thoughts, that have aged over the last year.

I feel that it is a really good bit of software that almost all recruiters should use on a daily basis.

First time around, i found that i did not like the software, however, over the last year the software has really improved and it has become a useful tool.

LinkedIn is now very savvy regarding the use of tools like dux-Soup. Which is a real shame. However, i have started to use dux-Soup in a way that is closer to a person using it and only at a very small scale as well. This keeps me under the radar.

Essentially i use it to micro-target potential candidates for specific roles. Why? Because looks more human and mirror is what i would be doing anyway.

Basically I use it to automate a small part of my job.

If you go online you will find all sorts of different weird and wacky ways that you can use the software. However, this is how I use it.

If you use dux-Soup i would be really happy to hear how you use it.

Technology and Recruitment: an arms race no one can win

Every day the news is full of stories about a brand new piece of technology or software that is going to put a whole industry out of business.

A year later, a decade later that business\industry is still around.

Funny that.

Now recruitment has had this threat happen twice. Once with job boards, anyone remember Monster saying that all recruiters will cease to exist? And twice with LinkedIn.

Both now would not have a business without recruitment agencies.

I also remember LinkedIn championing the in-house hiring revolution.

Yet, so some reason we are all still hear. Which is nice.

So this got me thinking about recruitment and technology.

Essentially they are in an arms race that no one is going to win.

There will be no amazon of recruitment.

There will be no google of finding jobs.

Why?

Recruitment is about humans, and human expectations always rise quickly. The iPhone 1 was amazing. Anyone who got an iPhone 1 now would moan until the ends of the earth once they got an iPhone 7.

A model T Ford radically changed the way the world drives. Yet today, no one would want to have one.

With this in mind lets take the example of matching technology. A recruitment thought experiment if you will.

Lets say Linked in invents the perfect piece of software for matching jobs to candidates. Woohoo. Everyone is sent jobs that match their background and career.

This is super-stuff, until, oh know, in competitive marketplaces some candidates are getting 3,4,5,6 job emails everyday. Many are now totally ignoring those emails. If not all.

Worse still. Some are not keeping their details up-to-date. However, all recruiters have now gone bust.

The software, has put all recruiters out of business, but a new industry arises as hiring managers and HR are unable to fill their vacancies.

The job sales industry, being paid to influence and persuade candidates to join. Much of the work is done via the telephone as it is efficient and the spoken word has the most influence

Hey presto we have recruiters.

This is the constant tension that technology and humans have. What was once novel and indeed elitist becomes one day expected. In the world of human influence that will forever be true. Marvels become commodities.

Become the office recruitment nerd

Become a Nerd

Nerds. Who needs them? Well, we all do. Nerds run the world these days.

Should you become a Nerd? Yes, yes you should.

With just thirty minutes a day, you can become the office recruitment nerd within a few weeks. How? Reading books and watching videos online.

Nerdism is winism


There are a whole host of ways to learn about recruitment online. One of the best platforms to kick-start your learning process is  Ku.Dos.

Ku.Dos was created by Warren Kemp one of the leading providers of recruitment training in the UK and probably Europe.

Every module is around 30 minutes long and it covers the entire recruitment process from planning your day, all the way through to closing the deal and everything in between.

Warren is a real expert and he teaches in a way that is easy to understand and offers a lot of insight, tips, and hints that keep giving value everytime you watch the videos.

You can find Ku.dos at https://www.kudos.training/

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The following books will help you become a Recruitment Nerd or R-Nerd.

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Cheesy success quote time

“You don’t need more time in your day. You need to decide.” – Seth Godin

“The painter has the universe in his mind and hands.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm

“A mind that is stretched by new experainces can never go back to it’s old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior

“Be honest about who you are, flaw and all. You never know who you are inspiring by simply being you.” Mandy Hale

Your Monday Success Quotes

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Sir Francis Bacon

“Big things have samll beginings.” – Lao Tzu

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” Roger Staubach

“Don’t worry about the haters. They are just angry becuase the truth you speak contradicts the lie they live.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli