Three things in life are certain. Death, Taxes and you will be in a Database. As soon as the Doc slaps your fanny and your mom cries your name – Boom in you’re in a Database.
Get a loan, a credit card, buy a house or a car – Boom in you’re in Database.
About the only thing you can do to escape being entered in a database is to be raised by wolves in the wilderness. But then you risk some scruffy environmental scientist discovering you, shooting you with a tranquilizer and hauling you back to civilization. Boom! Databased!
Everything you do and everything you don’t do is entered in to a database. What you eat, wear, drink, listen to, watch nightly, sleep on, sleep with, drive in, drive over and run with is all in databases.
Let me introduce you to your new Researcher. He is part of the SWAT team that will populate your resume database with millions of resumes, names, profiles, emails, phone numbers and crap.
The Researcher (aka Punching Bag) is the most stable job in the recruiting world. Ever. Period. Until the end of recruiting time, there is always a need for a Researcher. Even if recruiting is outsourced to Aliens, this country has a growing need for Researchers.
The Researcher is a different breed of recruitment species. Prone to working in dark frosty recesses in the office basement, the detached Researcher sustains itself on dried meats (Slim Jims), simple carbohydrates (Moon pies, and Goo-Goo Clusters) and consuming mass quantities of Diet Mountain Dew.
When approaching a Researcher it is custom to NEVER make direct eye contact with them, as this only provokes them and possibly lead to half uploaded resumes, profiles without contact info, extremely large size file attachments chewing up precious Outlook storage, massive amounts of irrelevant resume data or nothing at until your job is at least 160 days old and in the red.
The Researcher is overlooked due to its obscure nature but the most sought after for large agencies and corporate recruiting departments dependent on Taleo, and Avature. Yes, it’s the Researcher that is always in demand, and for those that are brave enough to talk to him/her in the gloomy shadows far far away down the Halls of Talent Acquisition – you will find them working and stuffing your ATS with candidates that you will never ever call or email.