Values of a Great Recruiter

What comes to mind when you hear the word Recruiter? A headhunter? Someone who fills jobs? Someone who sources candidates? Someone who religiously posts on LinkedIn?

The recruitment industry has changed over the years. You have your big-name enterprises and your smaller boutique or specialty agencies, like Marketers on Demand. One thing remains consistent among them: a great recruiter or recruitment team! So now on to the more important question or topic of the day: What makes a great recruiter?

I personally believe these three values make an excellent recruiter: Reliability, Transparency, and good old Confidence. When a recruiter contacts you and wants to put you forward for a role, you want to be able to trust them and know that they’ll guide you through the process seamlessly. Job searches can be boring and at times excruciating; why not have someone in the industry be your best guide. They’ll give you the low down on the client, the pros and cons of the role, and get to the nitty gritty of the process. More importantly, when it comes to this industry confidence is key. There’s nothing worse than dealing with someone who can’t answer all your questions about the role, the client or the interview prep and process.

So next time a recruiter contacts you for an interview, make sure to keep the above values in mind to determine whether you’re in good hands or great hands!

Career advice from:
Joseph Kim
Divisional Director, IT Recruitment
Marketers on Demand Inc.