How Do I Become A Virtual Recruiter?

Timing is everything and this is a GREAT time to learn how to become a virtual recruiter! Why? Just check the job listings under ‘recruiter’ or ‘talent acquisition’. There are thousands of jobs for all kinds of recruiters in our current candidate- driven marketplace. Another reason? The old staffing agency model is slowly dying and being replaced by experienced virtual recruiters working from home. And, more importantly, there is a looming labor shortage being caused by the current generation of retiring Baby Boomers!

Up until the last couple of years, you HAD to work for someone else if you wanted to be in the staffing and recruiting industry! The overhead, franchise fees, office equipment, training, back office systems and memberships just made it too expensive to work on your own.

Recruiting… Staying the Same but Constantly Changing

Recruiting basics remain the same but the ‘recruiter’ job description is always changing. Today’s modern recruiter has basically gone rogue’ and discovered the wonderful world of independent recruiting – working from home — and earning higher commissions than on-site recruiters. Being a recruiter is one of the few jobs that actually lends itself to working remotely (virtually). In fact, recent studies show that virtual recruiters (those working from home) are actually MORE productive than on-site recruiters! Working primarily at home is the main difference between a virtual recruiter and the old staffing on-site recruiter role and, best of all, you will probably earn higher commissions working independently.

So… How Do I Become a Virtual Recruiter?

The most important step is to study the job description and daily habits of an experienced recruiter and determine if you have the skills, commitment and interest to make it as a competent, full-cycle, money-producing recruiter. Though the following requirements of the ‘recruiter’ job description are NOT all inclusive, they will give you a pretty good idea of what your daily tasks will be.

The first set of requirements come from the ‘traditional staffing agency’ recruiter job description and the second list includes qualifications that I would include for all forward-thinking, effective and successful future virtual recruiters:

Traditional Requirements for Recruiters

1. Complete knowledge and control of ‘cradle-to-grave’ placement process (25 or so unique steps) including:

relationship building
creative sourcing and recruiting
managing the entire interview process
controlling all critical aspects of a successful placement
liaison between your candidate and your hiring company
billing and collecting your fee
2. Meeting educational requirements (4 yr degree a plus) and/or industry specialization and training

3. Acting professionally and ethically at all times

4. Maintaining good time management skills; being self-motivated and results driven

5. Personable with good communication, listening and writing skills

6. Computer/Internet savvy with knowledge of social networking and other passive recruiting techniques

Future Qualifications for Virtual Recruiters

Always stay in learning mode; pay attention to industry/job trends in order to act as a true consultant to your clients
Understand that job board candidates only represent 20% of the possible workforce; most candidates are happily employed and are NOT on the job boards
Understand the baby boomer generation and looming labor shortages
Know your metrics – and how to adjust them for best results
Keep abreast of trends and innovative recruiting techniques to stay competitive in state-of-the-art recruiting practices
Always be involved in training, training, training
Listen twice as much as you speak and know the right questions
Learn to leverage your time and grow your business through outsourcing
BUT… Is It Worth It?

The answer is simple. A contingency fee recruiter can easily earn $50-$120K a year; in-house corporate recruiters with full cycle recruiting skills will earn $60-$95K or more. Contract recruiters make anywhere from $20-$75 per hour — depending on their skills and the industry. Virtual recruiters earn up to 80% of the placement fee* vs the average 20-30% for on-site recruiters. Not only can you earn a very generous income but you will have the luxury of working from home!

The Most Important Element of Your Success

The most important requirement for success in your new virtual recruiting career is… training, TRAINING, TRAINING! It’s like the old paradigm used when starting a new business of ‘location, location, location’. You must find a great training program and a mentor/coach who will help you stay focused in applying your new skills and guiding your career as a recruiter. Your comprehensive training will teach you all of the traditional and future qualifications listed above.

Recruiting is not rocket science! You are not born with recruiter skills – they are all learned. And, the recruiter with the best training and time management skills will WIN every time in this exciting career opportunity of the future.

*Placement fees are paid by the hiring company based on a per cent of the first year’s compensation of the newly hired candidate. Fees range from a flat fee up to 35% of first year’s compensation.

Plan Your Immigration At Every Stage

According to the U.N. Population Division, there are now almost 200 million international migrants.

About 50% of these existing immigrants are illegal OR undocumented. The worldwide immigration trend is increasing day by day. The intending immigrants also do not have good immigration plans to retain their legal status for a longer duration. They normally overstay their Visa period due to many reasons beyond their control. Then these overstayed/illegal immigrants are forced to live under inhumane circumstances for next many years of their life.

Immigration Laws and society do not help illegal immigrants.

80% of the world immigrant’s population is based on financial inspirations. They migrate in pursuit of financial freedom and happiness. Their existing recourses are not enough. They take big risk of their life to do OR die. Sometimes they loose life during their journey of Hope.

But most hardworking immigrants who plan their immigration with proper research and knowledge of immigration laws and procedures are normally able to achieve their immigration goals successfully. They define their immigration objectives in a very realistic way. Their immigration plan was similar to a good business plan. Their every immigration step is pre-planned and anticipated. They know their limitations of resources and set realistic immigration targets to be achieved.

We will be publishing a series of Articles about IMMIGRATION PLANS prepared and executed by intelligent and hardworking immigrants to achieve their short OR long term immigration objectives. These samples Immigration plans will help and guide the international immigrant communities to develop their personal immigration plans for their own success.

These series of real world immigration plans are true ground realities. Due to privacy reasons the actual Names of immigrants have been changed. We have tried to explain the immigrants thought process while developing their immigration plans.

The title of our next article will be” Immigration plan of a poor student” This Immigration plan was successfully operated by a young student. I have a blog on Immigration where you can get information on immigration and visas

How To Select A Good HRMS

Human resource management is now technology-dependent. Technology brings forth automation that is replacing manual interference in all aspects of HR management. This automated feature helps increase productivity. As a result, HR functions involving employee payroll management, their performance assessment, recruitment management, time-sheet management and all related services have become convenient, error-free, and obviously less time-consuming.

Driven by automation, all HR modules have become streamlined at the integration and centralization of an end-to-end human resource management system (HRMS). So, when enormity of its benefits is so large, making mistakes in selecting competitive HRM System from almost endless options is quite natural. Below are some quick tips to keep in mind while considering an HRMS. If you keep these points in mind, you will save yourself headaches and money.


A) Explore the HRMS market thoroughly. This software market is fraught with choices. Buyers often tend to get confused to understand which of them best suits with their needs. So, determine at first whether you need a system that can manage employee-wise database, help track their performance and attendance, automate the payroll processes, lower employee hiring costs, and other functions. You need to evaluate all available software you get by to ensure any one of them meets your needs to the full.

B) Evaluate comprehensive solution and project-wise solution. You will find comprehensive solution for all HR functions, as well as project-wise solutions. For instance, if you want to automate manpower and time accounting management effectively and efficiently, you need to research the features of those systems that have time-sheet module. Again, an appraisal management system will be fit to track employee performance and manage their contributions to their organization.

C) Request the vendor for a demonstration of the software. Make sure software vendors demonstrate the performances of their software and give you their trial versions so that you can get hands-on experience. It helps find out which one of them has more compatible features. To evaluate their performance, ask your HR staff members to try the software and provide feedback.

D) Refer the systems to your information technology specialists. Let your IT professionals evaluate the systems. They will be the best persons to point out their merits and demerits. As per their feedback, you can shortlist the software vendors.

E) Select the HRM System that meets your budget. Market is full of HRM software developers and that seems to be a hard place to put across your choice suitably. You can still expect to come by solutions that can be within your budgetary planning.

Bear one thing in mind that whoever you select, make sure you have selected the one that has longstanding business profile in the market. Do not forget to check out whether its existing clients are happy with their service or not.

Paylite has developed an online HRMS that can help manage employee-wise database, including their educational and professional profiles, skills, salary progression, assets tracking, important details for driving license, visa, work permit, passport etc. It features comprehensive and user-friendly leave and air-ticket management. It meets all regional requirements also.

Education is the True Path to Success

Government has a big role in providing its citizens proper education. Pakistan has undergone a number of changes since 1980s. Recent policy changes is slowly shaping the nation, making it look more and more like Western nations that embrace “Americanization.” Pakistan is rapidly losing its social democratic status. Unfortunately, the so-called economic restructuring that is currently taking place is having adverse effects on the Pakistani school system and its students also. By analyzing the changes made to Pakistan’s education system we can track neoliberalism’s level of growth in the country. Privatization of education means transferring taxpayers’ money designated for public education to luxuries of the Government, corporations, and/or individuals instead of to public schools, colleges, and universities. For the poor and middle class people, to have access in proper education, government’s educational free facilities are most vital; should be available.

It is undisputed that common man creates government. Government exists to assure and protect the will of the people. Contrarily, against our will, almost all our costs of living including cost of education are now blatantly rigged against us. A huge percentage of our tax ultimately ends up in the pockets of politicians. Experience of the past about five years proves that our tax money is not going into our community; it is going into the pockets of the billionaires called our leaders – it is obscene. Our ruling elite have engineered a financial coup and have brought war to our doorstep; they have launched a war to eliminate the Pakistani middle and lower class. They have deprived the people of getting affordable quality education. Private and self-finance public institutes have high fees so the poor cannot afford that fee. Private or self-financing education is nothing but making our country back because not only rich people, who can afford, but also lower class and middle class families also have brilliant children and they want to study further in good institutions but financial problems create much stress upon them, students get a lot of stress, and sometimes it make them so desperate that they think to commit suicide thus who lose the talent? Our leaders, our country!

The state of the Pakistani educational system began to change and ultimately crumble after the 1980s. So called reforms have dramatically changed Pakistan’s educational system, both from an economic and pedagogical perspective. There are clear signs that an affordable quality education in Pakistan is under threat. Pakistan’s education system has fallen victim to neo-liberal globalization. Neo-liberalism has regarded the educational institutes more as a commodity exchange and commercial body than as a sacrosanct academic institution or means of social and national integration.

It is generally accepted that the educational level of each country have a direct relationship with its development; as much people have access to education, the country has more opportunities to grow. Therefore government has to spend an important part of its budget to provide good educational levels for its people. With the help of Government, the public institutions should promote access, affordability and attainment in education including higher education by reining in costs, providing value for poor families, and preparing students with a high quality education to succeed in their careers. The more hardworking students must be provided with a fair shot at pursuing higher education, because education is not a luxury: it is an economic imperative that every hardworking and responsible student should be able to afford.

Educational system is today being formulated only to meet the demands of government to meet neo-liberal agenda. Political leaders have been able to get away with these changes. The quality of education is going down, students are feeling the pressure to get the grades and teachers are left to deal with the ambiguity and the uncertainty of how to achieve the objectives and standards set by the state. This has had negative consequences on the educational system in Pakistan, which are impacting students, teachers and communities. Our educationists and the Government have done nothing to upgrade the quality of Pakistan’s education system.

The bitter truth is our corrupt political elite don’t want common people getting world-class education. PPP Government is out to systematically wipe out the HEC’s achievements and destroy it in absolute terms. The poor are more marginalized after education is commercialized. Our children want education but they fail to cope in universities because everything is out of reach for middle and lower middle class students. Pakistan needs highly educated people to deal with the growing political dynamics that prevail – we should not be looking at the possibilities of outsourcing decision-making to external forces simply because we do not have people educated enough to strategize Pakistan’s policies. To achieve this goal there must be affordable higher education in place. The government should also direct its efforts towards villages. It should open more schools and employ more teachers.

Opening of schools does not mean erecting costly buildings and employing an army of unwilling teachers who are not fit to do what they are required to do, as had been the case during last five years. Only merit based dedicated staff can make the dream of education for all a reality. The government should provide scholarships to brilliant students. The Government should be committed to placing a good education within reach of all who are willing to work for it helps build a strong Pakistani middle class. Equal opportunities of development to all the children during the period of growth should be the aim of the Government. Healthy and educated citizens are the driving force of a nation’s productivity; the government should invest on this for the people to achieve their optimum well-being. We believe the government has an obligation to ensure that ample funding is made available to education sector. By investing in education, the government will be investing in its own success story of human resource development.

We buy any house for cash – don’t let you house be repossessed

If you own a house and you are still paying mortgage and loan installments, then you should know that the things can get complicated at any stage of life. If you are also facing issues in paying back the loan and you are unable to pay back the money, then you should know that there are ways for you to get rid of the situation. If you are looking for some quick cash and you have no idea how you can get it, then you should consider selling your house quickly for cash. If you are not sure how you can sell your house quickly for cash, then you are at the right place. There are multiple companies out there that will buy your house quickly.

However, if you have no idea how you can find such companies, then you are at the right place as we are going to show you how you can buy any house for cash. Here, we will be sharing few important things that you will have to keep in mind, so you don’t have to face any issues later on. Let’s have a better look at how you can sell your house quickly for cash and avoid the repossession.

Avoiding repossession

If it has come to the repossession, then you should immediately consider selling your house to the right buyer. However, you should also know that finding the right buyer can be difficult for you and it will take time as well. When it comes to Easy2Sell, then you should know that we buy any house for cash and we will be able to provide you all the information that you are looking for. You can easily get rid of the problems that you are facing in shape of repossession. There is no better way to avoid repossession than to sell your house quickly for cash. You can always find the perfect company that will purchase your house immediately, so you don’t have to face any issues later on.

Don’t delay the process of selling a house

Another important thing that you should know is that the situation can get worse if you are delaying the overall process. If you are unable to sell your house for cash, and you are delaying the sale, then you will face problems. It is always better to avoid estate agents in such matters as it can delay the process. All you have to do is to talk directly to the company who is willing to purchase your house so you can easily make the sale. If you are taking help from the estate agents, then you will end up facing a lot of problems in the future. Always choose the right company and sell the house quickly for cash.

How selling a house will help?

If you are not sure how selling your house can help you make things easier and better for yourself, then you should know that it is the best way to proceed. All you have to do is to sell your house quickly for cash to the right company. Once you have made a deal with the company, they will take care of the repossession issue. You don’t have to do anything to stop the repossession. The company will talk to the lenders, and they will settle the terms with your lenders. Once you have sold the house, you will be able to get rid of the repossession issue, and it will help you make things a lot easier for yourself. It is the right way to proceed when you are trying to get rid of the repossession problem.

Quick House Sale For Cash – How to sell your house quick

If you intend to sell your house quickly, then you must get in touch with the cash property buyers immediately. If you have a lot of time on hand and are ready to wait for several days, months or perhaps a year then just about any estate agent in your locality could be of help. On the other hand, if time if the prime criteria and you prefer to get fast cash to meet all of your commitments then cash house buyers is the one you must turn to.

The very first thing you have to do here if you want to sell your house is to look for a real estate agent in your locality. However, this is past now. An estate agent is not the one buying your house and therefore, you would end up wasting a lot of money and time. Firstly, you look to find a professional agent from among the several existing would consume a lot more time. As your agent is not the buyer of the house he would have several recommendations or suggestions such as painting your house, doing it up in every manner to impress the prospects. Now all this means spending extra cash. Furthermore, there are these other legal fees along with the documentation that you would have to get done all by yourself. After you have done all this you are not much certain as to when a good buyer would come along, you may have to wait for several months before a buyer is actually ready to buy the house. There are also instances of the deal not working out even after all the effort has been made, all of your money and time that you have invested would all be wasted.

How to sell your house quick for cash? The smart house seller today is aware of the fact that selling their house to cash property buyer means no hassle at all and also that you are assured that the deal would work out and that also real quick. The cash property buyer would buy your house irrespective of its location and condition. This means that you do not have to spend a lot of money on your house to be able to sell it. Selling your house to cash property buyers is a smart and wise decision, as it means no wastage of time, no hassle, minimal effort and above all you have an assured sale and instant cash in hand. You can even acquire a free quote for your house. The quote made by a cash property buyer perhaps oftentimes be a little lower than the existing market value, but, when you consider the immense benefits and saving you would certainly realize that it certainly is a win-win situation for you as a house seller.

A cash property buyer can be easily contacted online. By submitting details of your house, you can acquire a free quote just about immediately. The cash house buyer would be able to make an offer in max 24 hours. All the documentation and legal aspects are completely taken care of and you have a deal that would be closed in a matter of 1 to 3 weeks. This approach offers incredible flexibility. You would even be able to sell your house and then rent it back if required.

It is vital that you opt for a legitimate cash house buyer in your area. This is because professional cash house buyers can actually be of great assistance to you, and can greatly help you come over your financial difficulties in merely no time.