Be a different kind of recruiter.
Published on: July 30th, 2019
Be a professional that doesn’t want to close projects and positions, care about your candidates, their future, their desires and put their needs first regardless of your own.
Be an honest recruiter - manage all the information regarding the recruitment project and be transparent with the candidates about the role/company/project. By doing this, you’re saving valuable time and also be an upright professional.
Be someone who can say “I don’t know that tool and technology - can you tell me more about it? or “I don’t have that information, but I will find an answer for you”. The more you know, the more you realize that you know little.
Strive to have an overall view. Be a person that can correlate all the information to achieve better results, create a recruitment strategy, seek solutions and juggle between projects.
Value the importance of feedback, and understand that it is important to give each candidate a status regarding his/her involvement in the recruitment process. Give that kind of feedback that can help the candidate have a better view of his expertise and also which skills need improvement.
Develop a personal touch approach. Try to be different when it comes to interacting with candidates, be warm and kind in your approach, but also focused on the end objective.
Pay attention to all the details from the candidate profile, look on his GitHub profile, StackOverflow, Twitter, etc. to get a better understanding of the candidate’s expertise and professional experience. As with any job, the devil is in the details :D.
Seek opportunities in every rejection or “not interested” answer. Don’t be a quitter.
Build bridges and create your network. Recruitment shouldn't be directed only online, but also offline. Try to understand the industry, its direction and the most important - the community. Working and connecting with people is, by far, the most rewarding part from the life of a recruiter. We can learn so much from our candidates.
Do things differently. See an opportunity in changing the game, question the status quo in your line of activity and be interested in becoming a better professional every day.
Care about your reputation and keep that in mind in every action. Candidates don’t forget an unpleasant recruitment experience.
Stay true, stay human.
In this business, for the people.