The Five Characteristics of an Exceptional Recruiter

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Third-Party Recruiters
Place more MPC's with RecruitAlliance.It seems that every time you power up your computer and access your email, you receive notifications of a new tool for recruiters to make your job easier. There are internet-based tools and recruiting software to assist you in sourcing, background screening, testing, interviewing, and all activities leading up to the placement. With all of the new technologies available to make your life easier in the world of talent acquisition, are you really making more money?

Exceptional recruitment professionals know what it takes to generate big billings. Let's talk about what it takes to be an exceptional recruiter, and how you can stop spinning your wheels and begin working "smarter."

Incorporate networking in your everyday activities. Powerful recruiting specialists don't punch a time-clock, and they never stop sourcing. Everyone they meet is a potential candidate, and they leverage those relationships on a regular basis.

Set time aside daily for social network building. LinkedIn and Facebook are just two of many powerful social networking sites recruiters regularly utilize. If you consider yourself an "old-fashioned" headhunter, it's time to embrace technology and get in the social media game.

Blogging for candidates. Are you attacking your recruiting gig from all angles? Maintaining a blog that offers valuable content for your target candidates is an excellent way to capture the interest and trust of your audience. Be sure to have a link to your career center or include instructions for potential candidates to forward their resume, and you'll increase your incoming resume volume consistently.

Continually develop your verbal communication skills. The writing is on the wall for agency recruiters. If you can't reach out and physically speak with your candidates in such a way that they WANT to work with you over your competition, you won't be able to compete in the marketplace. The recruiting component of your job will continue to be the differentiator that makes or breaks your success as an agency recruiter.

Focus on the money. Top recruiting professionals know they must focus on those searches that generate the highest billings. They choose NOT to work with clients seeking a discount opportunity. or who do not value the time and energy involved in an external agency's process. A higher number of larger fees equals a greater annual income--it's just that simple. One way recruiters can save time in their business development process is through RecruitAlliance. Employers post their fee-eligible jobs on the site, and recruiters can submit their matching candidates, without a time-consuming engagement process. It's a great way to get your MPC's in front of top hiring authorities you may not have an on-going relationship with. Recruiters interested in signing up for a complimentary month on RecruitAlliance, click here.


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