Is it just me, or are there a lot of failing Dynamics 365 projects right now?
I seem to be having a lot of conversations with candidates and hiring managers / clients where Dynamics 365 projects are a)on their 2nd or 3rd Microsoft Partner, 2)the project is severely delayed or c) BOTH!
Covid-19 seems to have created a backlog of work and vacancies that has come through the other end now, but there isn’t suddenly 20-50% more people to deliver the work!
Rule #1 for using Recruiters – MOTIVATE THEM TO FIND YOU THE BEST PEOPLE!!
Companies regularly bash Recruiters for not finding them the best skills / talent (or any people for that matter!), and instead of asking themselves what they can do to help / change the situation, they blame Recruiters. It’s obviously not because they pay 15% fees with terrible terms.
The average resume gets read in 10 seconds, so if there’s something that you want to get across, make sure you can do it clearly and concisely. You want to make it clear right away what makes you qualified or unique for a Dynamics 365 position. All of the creative flares and skills you hope to convey with a more elaborate CV design can be taken care of during the actual Recruitment interview, where most of the real decision-making is made by Clients.
Let’s talk about Recruitment margins…
How much is too much? It’s a valid question in a world where most Clients and even some Candidates have questioned the margins charged by Recruiters.
Opinions on this point vary wildly depending on which Recruiter you talk to…
I was having a catch up the other day with one of my old mentors regarding my #Dynamics365 recruitment business. It had been a while since we last spoke so he politely asked how my business was going, and I responded with; “Very well, thanks. If you’d have asked me six months ago, I would have given you a different answer!”
I spent almost a decade working for some of the best Talent firms in the Dynamics 365 recruitment space, and I know plenty of people who say to me now (re. starting their own business), “I wish I had done it sooner” or “I wish I’d done it before kids etc.”. Nothing against starting a business when you have a family, but I bet it’s easier to start one before that stage of life happens!
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