Many people can be good recruiters but there are a few characteristics that make a great recruiter!
Here are 5 characteristics of a great recruiter:
Working in the HR sector requires from a recruiter to be a great communicator. It does not matter if it is on the phone or face to face, recruiters will need to know how to articulate their message in the best possible way. There are situations in which a recruiter needs to prove that he/she is tactful and considerat in order to maintain a good reputation (coorporate and personal). When turning a candidate down for example, he/she will need to know how to be firm but still be gentle without affecting the company’s image. When bringing an employee’s attention to a bad behavior, it is also important to know when and how to approach them. Knowing how to communicate will make it easier for you, your candidates and for the employees.
Body language skills
As a recruiter, it is important for you to interpret and understand body language. Being able to interpret other peoples’ body language can be very beneficial because you will understand quicker how people feel and what they think without them telling you. For example, if you sense that your candidate is nervous during an interview, you will take measures to make him/her more comfortable. Learning the art of decoding body language will positively impact your job as a recruiter.
As a recruiter, you are the face of the company the candidates want to work for. It is your duty to represent it with confidence so that the candidates and clients feel like they can truly trust you. A great recruiter knows how to carry himself in a way that portrays a certain assurance.
A recruiter will need to listen carefully. It is by listening carefully that great communication can take place and all parties can have a clear idea of each other’s needs. The better you know what the client and jobseeker are looking for, the easier it will be to find the perfect match.
A recruiter has to be a good connector, who loves to meet new people and knows how to use every opportunity to network and to turn it into business results. As he/she will be introduced to different kind of people will all sorts of backgrounds. It is important for him/her to know different approaches to make connections.
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