One vital difference that separates good recruiters from great recruiters is creative recruiting with attention to detail. To go from good to great, you need to do more than just push around resumes while cold contacting potential clients. You need a system that helps you manage all the details that are required in order for you to become truly great.
Most likely, you got into recruiting because you’re a charismatic people person. When the job market is hopping, the money isn’t bad either – but even in down times, you need to make a living. This is where being great makes the difference.
To go from good to great in the recruiting game, you need to be:
Great at Networking
This is a no-brainer. If you are a good recruiter, you’re friendly and love meeting new people, especially those that you can place at the perfect position. Becoming a great recruiter means that you have to step up your game. In today’s world, this requires using social media like a pro.
Great at Focus
Focus is part of the details. Candidates thrive on attention and communication. You have to stay on-task and complete follow-through with each candidate.
Great at Organization
Again, part of the detail-oriented requirements for recruiting. You need to have a system so that you don’t lose track of candidates or a position’s progress, allowing you to focus on what matters.
Great at Listening
Your candidate’s resume or profile doesn’t always tell the whole story. You can sometimes learn a lot more by talking to them – and listening to what they say. You can learn more about what they will or won’t take, whether they are willing to move and what might be a good alternative career path if they need a change.
Great at Intuition
Being a good recruiter means you match candidates to jobs. Being a great recruiter means you match great candidates to the right jobs. Sometimes this requires creative recruiting with intuition and knowledge about the company culture and whether that employee will “fit.” When you are successful – candidates may help you find others to match up.
Reflik helps good recruiters become great ones by managing a lot of the ordinary processes of the business. We have the great job listings you are looking for. We can also help you filter through your database to narrow down the matches you might consider. In addition, we can do the tracking for you of both the candidate progress – and the money. In short, we make your job more efficient so you can focus on the “people” part of the job.
Reflik also offers training for recruiters that helps you hone your skills. You can partner with us and become a Reflik Certified Recruiter through our On-demand recruiter training. So no matter what area you might need to work on to go from “good” to “great” – Reflik can help!
Reflik is changing the recruiting game through the power of social media and crowdsourcing. We know that the best source of candidates is through referrals. Our referral-driven system uses a proprietary matching algorithm to match great jobs with great people. It’s a win-win-win. Employers win by getting the best candidates through referrals for less money. Recruiters win by accessing more job listings, using our automated system and through hiring rewards. Members and job-seekers win by finding great jobs and getting real rewards. Check out Reflik today to see how rewarding it is!