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recruiters/HR in the job search process - how do they fit? [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2009, 10:57
Hi folks,
Just wondering - it seems that all the recruiting activities in B-School are with current employees of whatever firm you're recruiting for. How do recruiters/people from HR fit into this? Do you only interview with them when you're in the final rounds of interviews?
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Re: recruiters/HR in the job search process - how do they fit? [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2009, 11:28
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The way my firm does it (mostly UG recruiting but some MBA) is the interviews are done by client service managers, directors and partners. Some UG first interviews may be done with HR recruiters but it's rare. HR's role is to plan on-campus and off-campus recruiting events, and to facilitate the hiring process. They are also there to answer questions on recruiting policy and employment law.

Again, this is just my experience recruiting for my firm, and it may differ for other firms.
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Re: recruiters/HR in the job search process - how do they fit? [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2009, 12:22
In many cases, on campus recruiting process is like what Jerz described.

However, other firms get HR to do the initial work (whether it's application/resume collection, initial review of applicants to invite for interview if space is limited etc). In some cases, 1st round of interview is with a HR rep. (If not, HR rep is in the waiting area of the interview rooms during OCR to answer your questions, to ask you to complete paperwork - before you enter the interview room with current executives)

Then once HR narrows down the number of candidates, current managers and other executives interview the applicants in the next few rounds.
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Re: recruiters/HR in the job search process - how do they fit? [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2009, 16:30
awesome! thanks for your insight - that's pretty much what I was wondering :)
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Re: recruiters/HR in the job search process - how do they fit? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2009, 06:12
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At least on my campus this is how it works:

Info session is organized (HR):
At the info session you'll have the chance to speak to Partners/associates/analysts/staff/etc depending on what kind of firm it is, HR will also have reps there in case you have any questions about HR stuff.

Resume/Cover letter screening is done:
Usually managers/partners are involved in this, according to what I've heard HR is not involved in this - purely a "volunteer" task to beef up the involvement of senior peeps who want to get ahead.

Interview invites are sent:
HR will send you an email thanking for your interest and inviting you to choose a time slot to interview

Interviews:
1st round usually done by people who have been in the firm for 2-5 years.
2nd round usually done by senior managers/partners

Offer is made:
USually a senior manager/partner will call you to communicate the offer ASAP. You will also get an email and a package in the mail with all the details and the legal stuff (these two done by HR)
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Re: recruiters/HR in the job search process - how do they fit? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2009, 06:53
cdnaudit is mostly right but there are differences company to company and industry to industry.

In GM and energy stuff it can vary from having no HR involved beyond dealing with them once you get an offer. Others will be all HR people until you get to R2, they will do the presentation (with alums present to answer questions), be the contact for applying, and then will do R1 interviews. Some program managers will be an MBA alum from your school, some will be an MBA from somewhere, and some will be HR...there is definitely no size fits all.

Honestly it doesnt really matter how a company does it, I have seen all the different ways work extremely well but also have seen each be very frustrating. I think its more about the company than only how they structure their recruiting. This year might not be the best example since it was very dynamic with some programs pulling out at the very last minute or even deciding between R1 and R2 to cancel internships.
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Re: recruiters/HR in the job search process - how do they fit?   [#permalink] 05 Mar 2009, 06:53
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