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Think you have what it takes to be a recruiter? Do you tick all the boxes?

May 11, 2017

1) Confidence

Working as a recruiter involves a lot of networking and interacting with a large number of people, so confidence is definitely beneficial. It’s not only important for the recruiter to have confidence in themselves, but also in the skills that they can offer a client and candidates.

2) Good communication skills

Recruitment relies heavily on effective communication, so it’s important for the recruiter to be good at communicating both face to face, as well as via phone/email. The client and candidate expect to be kept in the loop throughout the recruitment process, so it’s essential that the recruiter provides them with frequent updates and works as a middle man between the two.

3) Approachable demeanor

It’s essential for future business that recruiters are able to build positive professional relationships with their clients and candidates and are likeable. If they don’t come across as particularly personable, it can make the client/candidate feel uncomfortable. By creating a good rapport with everyone you work with, a level of trust is then built between you. These professional relationships will in turn make future business a lot easier, as they are more likely to want to work with you in the future or to recommend you to others.

4) Good listener

Recruiters have got a bit of reputation for being able to talk the ears off of you, but they must also be a good listener! Though the temptation may be to launch into a conversation by shouting about how great they are, it’s important to sit back and listen to the client or candidates needs and requirements first. It will be much easier to fill roles if you take the time to get to know what each party is looking for.

6) Target driven

Recruitment is an incredibly competitive industry, so it’s crucial that the recruiter is driven and can work well under pressure. Recruiters often work on a commission or bonus basis, according to their performance, so this works as an incentive to hit their targets. If you are willing to put the effort in to meet these targets, then your earning potential will rise significantly.

7) Good at multi-tasking

Recruiters will often be working on several jobs at the same time, from a series of different clients, so they need to be able to juggle the different projects alongside each other. Sometimes certain roles may need to be prioritised due to a higher level of urgency to fill the position, so they must also be good at managing their time effectively.

8) Patience

Things don’t always go to plan and the recruiter must be patient if interviews need to be rescheduled, or they don’t find the right person on the first round. Though this can sometimes be frustrating, it’s important to keep your cool and be professional about it.

Think you have what it takes? Recruit UK are looking for recruitment consultants who have the vision, determination and drive to be our next leaders. We have ambitious growth plans and we want the best of the best to be a part of it.
To view the full description of the role If you are interested in working as part of the Recruit UK team email or call today on 01179 450450.


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