Successful recruiters have the whole package. They are career counselors, consultants, salesmen, advisors, fact finders, and so much more. A great recruiter is able to provide candidates with both sides of presented opportunities, the benefits and the challenges, while taking the time to learn exactly what each candidate is looking for in their career. Recruiting takes time, energy and a keen ability to build trusting relationships with both candidates and clients.
There are so many elements and regular habits that make great recruiters successful. Below, we have listed out just a few of these practices, and if you incorporate them into your routine, you’ll be taking your place among their ranks in no time.
- Networking – In order to collect sources, you have to do a bit more than just scour social websites. You have to be able to go out and meet people in person or pick up the phone and be able to hold impressionable and meaningful conversations.
- Communication – Form relationships, and build trust. Know your candidate’s wants and needs, and get to know them as a person. Show your genuine interest in helping them.
- Prepare candidates – Coach them, and make sure that they know exactly what the hiring process will look like. Establish expectations.
- Provide feedback – After interviews, give candidates both the positive and negative feedback, and do so in a timely manner.
- Follow up – Send personal letters of congratulations, once candidates accept a position, or make a friendly phone call expressing your genuine care and excitement for them. This will go a long way in the future.