You may not know it yet, however recruitment is a more exciting career than being skydiving instructor or secret agent! Where else can you impact people’s lives by finding them an impactful opportunity! Whether it’s a 2-day assignment, or a life changing full time move across country, recruiters are matchmakers between candidates and clients.
Here are just some of the things you’ll need to know when entering the world of recruiting:
Become a detective! You need to listen, search and connect the dots by discovering your client’s need. You then have to find the perfect candidate for that role. Finally, you need to learn how to bring the two together. It’s your responsibility to make sure the opportunity is right for both the candidate and the client.
Hone your communication skills. You have to speak confidently about a candidate’s skills and background as well as a job or company’s features and benefits. Your writing skills are key in writing job descriptions to capture a company’s needs for that position, while presenting an attractive offer to potential candidates. You also need impeccable writing and presentation skills when highlighting your candidate and their key qualifications.
Ask the right questions. Being naturally inquisitive goes a long way in recruitment. Getting to the heart of what hiring managers are looking for means asking questions about what they really need. Additionally, you need to know what to ask candidates so you can find the one who meets all the requirements or is the best fit.
Listen! Listen to your clients’ needs and candidates’ wants. These have to be in sync with one another.
A positive attitude goes a long way. Know you are making an impact. Recruiters help a company make key hires that impact their culture and their success. They help find the impactful and sometimes life changing opportunities for their candidates. The match may not happen overnight. Don’t be afraid of rejection, and know you are making a difference.
Be passionate! Recruiting is a job where you literally get to impact people’s lives! You could be the missing link between connecting someone to their dream job.
Want to join our team? Talk to us about joining Artisan Creative as a recruiter!