If you are looking for a career or vocation in corporate recruiting, and are wondering how to become a recruiter and what are the skills needed to succeed in a recruitment jobs, below are some pointers that can help you understand what is expected from an efficient recruiter. Becoming a headhunter is quite an exciting job, however it’s not that easy; it can be quite challenging. Apart from being passionate and amiable, you must master all aspects of recruitment and be a natural people’s person. However, the job will be exciting for those who have the the required skills, willingness.
This begs the most important question: What are the abilities or skills that will help you become a recruiter? In order to become a successful recruiter, you should possess the following traits and proficiency:
A Good Recruiter is Always Curious to Learn Quickly
At JRG Partners, we have a recruitment team that has immense experience in recruitment and recruitment related tasks. We have demonstrated our success in recruitment through a very high “placement success ratio”. Why are we so successful? The reason is because when hiring a recruiter, we concentrate in the most important criterion; we are always looking for people who have a huge curiosity to learn. Curiosity to learn helps one absorb information and learn skills quickly. Thus “curiosity for knowledge” and “the desire to learn skills” quickly is a recruiter’s best weapon to combat internal competition (between other recruiters in JRG Partners) and climb your way towards becoming a skilled recruiter.
Be Patient and Handle Rejections Well
Beginner recruiters are faced with many challenges. Your lack of experience (freshness) can be a disadvantage as you may not know how to handle many situations and objections. “Objection Handling” is one of the most crucial skills that every successful recruiter possesses. Here it is important to note that you can either learn objection handling while you are undergoing training or by jumping into the bandwagon to get first-hand experience of the common objections and how they are handled.
Rejections are usually a result of lack in experience in objection handling and rejection rates can be greatly reduced by improving on your “objection handling skills”. For example, you might get a rejection from some of the candidates whom you want to recruit or you may also get rejections from clients. Even the most skilled recruiters get rejected from time to time. Same is the case with JRG Partners, our recruiters also get rejected by some candidates and some companies. However, we keep learning from our mistake and polishing our objection handling skills to become better recruiters. Thus, in order to become a good recruiter, you should learn how to handle objections well and never let rejections dishearten you. Take rejections in your stride and slowly but surely, the rate of rejections will reduce.
Clearly Understanding and Defining the Recruitment Requirement
The key to successful recruitment is the goal. What we mean by the goal is that you define what you want before embarking on a recruitment task. You may not want to waste your time handling unworthy recruitment tasks or handling inappropriate candidates or clients. You will also need to analyze candidates effectively based on the criterion provided by the employer(s). Understanding the culture of the organization and matching it with the background of the candidates in order to identify the best fit candidates is the key to successful long-term placement. Thus knowing and clearly defining what is needed helps set clear direction for your recruitment tasks.
Use Your Selling Skills
If you want to be a good recruiter, you must sharpen your selling skill. You should be smart and skillful in promoting yourself to others (employers, candidates and your co-workers). The candidates should be confident about your placement skills and they should believe that you will get them the job they are looking for. The employers should have confidence in your ability to find the best talent for their needs. And, your co-worker should look up to you for your contribution towards the team.
In order to accomplish these tasks, you should be able to highlight the features and benefits of the job opportunities to the candidates and present the right candidates with the desired skills to the employers. With experience, you will learn and furbish your selling and presentation skills which will help you deliver the desired results consistently.
Takeaway: How to Become a Recruiter?
Above are some of the most important tips on how to become a recruiter. These tips are populated on the basis of feedback and inputs from some of the best recruiters at JRG Partners. If you are looking to become a recruiter and would like to join our recruitment team, get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org send us an updated resume and explore your chances of becoming a part of our team.