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Recruiters are not all created equal. That’s why you need to make sure you choose the right one. After all, you want the best chance of helping you land your dream job.
At Strategic Recruitment Solutions (“SRS”), our recruiters are unmatched in skill and reputation! Whether it’s assisting top-tier Legal and IT professionals find the right opportunity, or working with progressive companies to help identify and recruit the highest quality talent, we seek to thoroughly understand the needs of both employers and job seekers and become a reliable partner in the process.
Because your time and energy are precious, and doing some background research before choosing a recruiter is crucial. Knowing a little about your recruiter’s background, experience, and success rate will help you make the right choice. Finally, to ensure career success look for these skills in your recruiter:
1) Confidence is key
Working as a recruiter requires a lot of networking and great people skills. Confidence is key when it comes to your recruiter’s ability to articulate why you are the best candidate for the job.
2) Effective communication skills
Recruitment relies heavily on effective communication, so the recruiter needs to be good at communicating both face-to-face, as well as via phone/email. It is also essential that your recruiter has a reputation for returning phone calls or emails promptly.
3) Likeable demeanor
Your recruiter needs to be likeable. You want someone who will make you and your future employer feel comfortable. Good recruiters know how to build a good rapport and build up trust. A good recruiter knows that being approachable translates into future business.
4) Great listener
Recruiters must be great listeners! It’s essential that they know how to listen to your needs as well as the client’s.
5) Strong sales skills
Your recruiter should be good at selling. Think about it. First, he must “sell” why you are the best candidate for the job to the client. Next, your recruiter must “sell” you on why you should accept the opportunity.
Recruitment is an incredibly competitive industry. You want a recruiter that is motivated and can work well under pressure.
7) Good at multi-tasking
Recruiters must be good at multi-tasking because they are working for several clients simultaneously and for each client, there will be multiple applicants vying for the position. You will want a recruiter that knows how to prioritize and manage their time effectively.
Because things don’t often go as planned, you want a recruiter who has patience and who is in it for the long haul. Sometimes interviews need to be rescheduled or there may be several interviews with key decision makers. You will want some one who can be patient yet firm on your behalf.
Remember before you choose, make sure you spend some time interviewing the recruiter. Find out how much experience he or she has in the legal or IT industry. Inquire about the process. How will your resume be marketed and how will it be presented it to potential employers.
Finally, ask your recruiter for references and check them. If you were referred by a colleague or association, ask about your recruiter’s reputation. Would the person who referred you use the recruiter again?
At Strategic Recruitment Solutions (“SRS”), we specialize in Legal and IT Recruiting. Our professional recruiters provide candidates with knowledge and insight based on our years of experience in the Legal and IT fields. At SRS, our ultimate goal is to match top companies with top talent. We are focused on matching you to the RIGHT position at the RIGHT company. Call us today to see for yourself how easy finding your dream job can be!