Not all Recruiters are the same!
Recruiting is a strangely hard job. I admit it’s not coalmining nor building houses in Siberia; but it’s so hard to please all parties & demands a delicate skill that’s unusually overlooked…..sometimes by employers (clients), lots by candidates & interestingly enough, by many Recruiters themselves. My role is just so unlike the blunt instrument most ‘Agency bashers’ would cite….it’s just nothing like that.
We interview daily (in some ways both candidates & clients as both require testing listening skills) & it’s an art & is about listening as much for what’s not said as much as what is said.
We have to finely balance giving very awkward (& sometimes downright odd) feedback whilst also trying to get the candidate to listen to the plain facts that might help them next time around.
We need to manage the process & damage limitations that can occur during disappointments, let downs, mood swings & ‘vibes’, missing the buses for interviews, deciding to take an unscheduled ‘duvet day’ & just not trying.
And we need to be brilliant at ‘second guessing’ with both & indeed ALL parties.
And at all times we truly have to have the long term goal of client / candidate relationships at heart.
Speaking for myself, I don’t do this job for a fast buck. That’s a complete myth about good recruiters.
If you catch yourself rolling your eyes at this point, through all this try & remember, my product is a person & my clients are people. My ‘stock on the shelves;’ are humans & as I once stated in a previous blog…..its not like selling a tin of beans. Candidates have their own varied, tricky & wonderful personalities, as do clients.
I believe firmly that we do a relevant, necessary job. We save clients’ time = money & we solve recruiting issues. I AM AN EXPERT!
I unashamedly am!
We open up areas to candidates that they’d never get into. A bright Recruiter will meet a candidate & realise that though they don’t have the wording on their CV to make it in an area they really want to get into – they’ve got the personality. The slant / attitude that’s needed.
A good recruiter will give a candidate feedback that could make all the difference the next interview around: I’ve placed candidates that have gone into interviews & categorically would not have got the jobs without my time & effort.
A good recruiter places candidates in jobs they can’t believe suit them so well.
And a good recruiter is happy to speak to potential candidates. Yes – really SPEAK to them…not fend off with a blanket ‘one size fits all’ email.
I’m Roseanne Stockton & I successfully run Nu-Recruit Career Consultants – I place permanent & temporary candidates of the very best quality into great local employers & jobs in Liverpool, Chester & Wirral. In a no-fuss, no-nonsense way.
And I love what I do.
Call me if you think my experience will help you get the best candidate for your job! And please feel free comment on my Blog…..