How to be a professional recruiter ?
- April 26, 2021
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment refers to the overall process of identifying, attracting, screening, shortlisting, and interviewing, suitable candidates for jobs within an organization.
Key Attributes to be a good recruiter
1). Ambivert personality
Working as a recruiter involves a lot of networking and interacting with a large number of people online as well as offline and hence stepping ahead of others is definitely beneficial. Since you are focused to build your network for a particular purpose you become selective to build your niche domain expertise.
2). Communication is the key
Recruitment is in other words effective communication, so it’s important for the recruiter to be good at communicating both face to face, as well as via phone/email. The client and candidate expect to be kept in the loop throughout the recruitment process, so it’s essential that the recruiter provides them with frequent updates and works as a middleman between the two.
“I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen” -Ernest Hemingway
3). Effective Listening skills
It is important to sit back and listen to the client requirements and candidate’s needs first. It will be much easier to fill roles if you are all ears to them. One of the most important ways to be a good recruiter is to listen intently your customers needs.
Sales and Consulting Skills
A Recruiter markets the professional service to the client and then they must market the job to the candidate, explaining why it would be such a great opportunity for them to take up.
This flare of sales and consulting skills instils confidence for the candidate and the customer.
Recruiters should be good at multitasking as they work on multiple roles together. They should be able to juggle between tasks and people alongside. At times certain roles need to be prioritized due to change in urgency to fill up the position, hence they should be able to manage time effectively
“Life is never more fun than when you’re the underdog competing against the giants.”- Ross Perot
Recruitment is a very competitive industry, so its important that the recruiter is able to handle the deadlines and pressure well. Recruiters are mostly dependent on the targets they achieve which exponentially increases their chance of more earning. If you are not willing to put the effort in to meet these targets, then your earning potential will drop significantly.