Think twice before applying to an internal recruiting position at this company.
Saying that they have you jump through hoops is an understatement. They have an interview process that will last a month. When you apply to the position via a job site, you get a responce asking you to first answer questions as to why you want to be a recruiter. Then you will have to set up a call to talk to the Managing Partner which will last an hour. Then you are invited to a kick tires meeting which is not an interview, where you will sit for an additional 3 hours learning more about the company. Then the real fun begins. Save up your cell phone minutes, because you will likely use them all with these folks. Then you are asked to take 4 different profile exams. I mean really? Is this needed? They still post their need for recruiters every 3 months or so, so their methods don't work anyway. The you have to take a Wonderlic test, which is pretty much an IQ test. Then you have to go back to their office, and take another test just to see if you know the internet as well as an 8 yr old child. While there, you will also watch industry videos dating back as far as 1992. Outdated, and pointless. I would hope that methods for recruiting have advanced in the last 17 years, right? The tapes will take 2 hours, so expect between the tapes and additional testing to be there for another 3 hours. I also forgot to mention that after every profile test, you have to set up another 1 hour phone call to go over each one. I mean, they send you the results, and they are in English, do they need to be gone over again?? They will make up their minds as to the results, so discussing them with them is pretty much pointless, right? You also have to set a call again to the Managing Partner (owner) so he is sure he is not wasting his or your time. You will also have the joy of talking to their Sales Trainer, going of a profile that decides if you have adversions to using a phone to make sales. After all that, you will still have to talk to the top 6 producers in the office, one at a time. They kept asking if their were "any questions", but after dealing with them so many time, I was out of questions, and dizzy from the experience.
All said and done, what did I get out of all my time, energy, attention from the owner of the business that started it all? He didn't even take the time to call me the day he said he would have an answer to hiring me or not..
In the end, after a month, all I received for my time was a standard form responce E-mail saying that they had "chosen to go ahead with other candidates more more closley match their need".
You would think that after all I gave, the same dignity and respect would be shown to me. I didn't even get a simple phone call.
So when you apply, know what you are getting into, and who you are actually dealing with.
Just when you think you will get the position, be ready to get your e'mail because a phone call wll never come "when" they don't want you.