Successful Telecoms Recruitment
By: Jason Jones
An article that looks at what telecoms is and how to go
about successfully recruiting individuals to fill a role within the
telecoms area. What are the methods available and why using telecoms recruitment agency
might be the answer.
Telecoms is short for telecommunications, and telecommunications is a
way of transmitting a signal over a large or short distance using
satellite, telephony, radio, cable or television. As telecoms are an
ever growing and changing area of business there are always roles
within it that need to be filled. Many of these jobs are available
for people who have little or no experience in the field of telecoms
and they can be advertised and filled quite easily with on site training
given once a person is in their job.
However, there are certain telecoms jobs where this kind
of approach tends to be very unsuccessful and this is where
specialists in telecoms recruitment are needed. For example if a
company is looking for an experienced telecoms engineer it can be
unlikely that the usual advertising will help them to find the
correct person. Such a role requires someone with extensive
knowledge, who needs no training and is able and enthusiastic to keep
up to date with any changes and developments in their specific area.
And this is where telecoms recruitment becomes necessary.
There are various different ways in which a company can find the
right person to fill a vacant telecoms position. One way is by
advertising in specialist telecoms publications, these kinds of
magazines and periodicals tend, because of their dry subject matter
for many, to be only read by those who have an interest and are
looking for career development in the telecoms area. This means that
an advertisement for a job vacancy is better placed to get responses
from more qualified individuals than one in a local or national
newspaper, or job paper.
Some companies will promote from within to fill a telecoms vacancy
and this can create both benefits and downsides in telecoms
recruitment. One of the benefits is that if a person is already
working within a company their skills and knowledge is already known
and to a certain extent much of the usual testing before a job is
offered does not have to take place. This can cut down on the amount
of time spent looking for an individual to fill a vacancy. One
downside to this kind of telecoms recruitment can be that a better
candidate for the role, who is outside of the company will not be
considered as the role was not advertised externally. However it is
down to the company with the vacancy to decide which the best is for them.
One of the most popular ways of finding a person to fill a telecoms
role is to use the services of a specialised telecoms recruitment
agency. Such agencies will have individuals on their records that
have different skills and abilities within the telecoms area and they
will be able to find exactly the right person to match a company's
needs. There is no need to place adverts, sift through mountains of
applications and interview several people, all of whom may be
unsuitable, when an agency can do this for you. By the time an agency
sends a candidate to you they will have been tested and interviewed
at length to make sure that they are what you are looking for.
Telecoms recruitment agencies will obviously charge for this service
but this cost is usually worthwhile compared to the time that may be
spent in-house finding the right person for the role.
Telecoms recruitment can be a difficult process, but by looking in
the right places for the best candidate a company will be successful.
Agencies and advertisements, used correctly will provide any company
with the kind of staff to be proud of.<
© 2008 Jason Jones. All Rights Reserved.
Jason Jones is a specialist telecoms recruitment
consultant specialising in telecoms jobs.