People change. This is 1 fact we are certain of. When people change, their interests, values and ideas change with them. They reinvent and reformulate their values and goals. And this affects the recruitment market.


The first challenge we see is that people, who are looking for a job, have more power. And they are well aware. The ones, that have a new employer a lot to offer, have high salary expectations right from the start.
Skilled people looking for a job are like single women. They want to be ‘hunted’. They want a guy to put in an effort for them. For job searchers, it’s the same idea. They often have several interested parties, that want to hire them. So, they play them out against each other. And the highest bidder wins.


On the other hand, we lack really skilled people. Although technically skilled people. Introducing the second trend. These days it’s harder to find the right match. Just like people, technology evolves and right now… The business is BOOMING more than ever.
Companies need to focus internally. They need to start educating and investing in their own staff instead of firing them when they become unqualified. Because firing costs money and then they need to find a new employee, where they have to invest in any way. So why go through the trouble of finding a new employee while you can invest in a talent of your own.


Third challenge: be attractive! People are spoiled. People expect more from everything. Their coffees need to be the bigger the better, accompanied by a (preferably) a homemade piece of cake. When they go to the supermarket, they expect there to be tasters. Your challenge as a recruiter is to surprise them with something. If you don’t, they won’t be interested in you or the company that you are representing.


Challenge 4: be visible! People need to know you are hiring. The traditional hiring process is dying. If you want to be noticed, make sure you are visible to your audience at least once a day. What does your audience check every day? SOCIAL MEDIA. This is quite new to everybody but crucial. The challenge is to shift your focus to social media channels and to get noticed in the billions of posts.


And last, but not least. The fifth challenge: the job title ‘Recruiter’ is changing. A recruiter this day also has to be a marketer and a product manager. It is your job to make a vacancy attractive and to make it personal.


So, let’s sum up the challenges one last time. The traditional recruiting system is dying. Shift your focus and bring your A game! Be different by surprising your audience and keep it personal.

Job Dating @BrightOwl

Have you heard about it yet? The new way of applying? It is called Job Dating. Kind of like speed dating, but in a professional environment. In this article, we will explain you the new trend. If you want to be ready for your next application, this is a boat you can’t miss!

What is ‘Job Dating’?

According to the dictionary: “A short encounter between employer and employee through the model of speed dating.”

But how does it really work? Well, employers and employees register on an online platform, where they create a profile. For employees, it is important to show your interests and make yourself a true ‘catch’ for your future employer.

When both parties are interested, you’ll have achieved a match! From this moment you can contact each other for further information.

Why should you ‘Job Date ‘at BrightOwl?

At BrightOwl we stand for transparency, honesty and your interests. Our online platform is a digital matchmaker with a personal touch. (

We work with blinded profiles to create a fair chance for all our members. Experts can browse through vacancies while liking, disliking and favoriting the ones they are interested in. Companies on the other hand can browse through our Expert profiles using a few filters like languages, location, education, international travel, skills, … So as an expert is important to fully complete your profile.

We make your search personal by offering an objective overview based on your profile. The overview you get is arranged by the information you give us. We listen to you and what you want!

Suddenly, there appears a smile on your face. Why? You received a message saying you have a match! Confirm it and your personal data will be exchanged. From this point, the company will contact you for further arrangements.

Choose for transparency and fairness, because that is what we give you at BrightOwl!

Don’t hesitate and come find us at!

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