This isn’t a comprehensive guide to being a specialist recruiter as such, but rather just a few points to hopefully get you thinking slightly differently about the way you go about business. Start to ask these questions, think carefully about why you’re having the conversations you do.
This isn’t a comprehensive guide to being a specialist recruiter as such, but rather just a few points to hopefully get you thinking slightly differently about the way you go about business. Start to ask these questions, think carefully about why you’re having the conversations you do. If you start with a genuine interest and inquisitiveness, it won’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Firstly, read around your market, the current job landscape, trends, opportunities and challenges – there are plenty of books, blogs and posts both by recruiters & engineers that are targeted at recruiters wanting to understand the industry. The Full Stack Recruiter is a great place to start.
Additionally, be honest – if you don’t know something… ask. At the end of the day this is their job, life and passion. It’s essential to be confident and respectful when handling someone’s next career move.
Finally, be sensitive and considerate – this is someone’s career. Recruiters are paid because they are specialists. Not only this but we have a duty of care, the people we work with are entrusting us to guide them through the next steps of their life – we need to take this seriously.