Know What Good Recruiters Do

May 1, 2015

Good recruiters establish close relationships with good talent and good firms. They understand good fit, and that’s the golden rule. Maybe that sounds easy; not always. There’s a reason why so many people dread updating and shopping around their resume. There’s so many unknowns and so many opportunities for failure, and you never really know if you’re getting anywhere much less anywhere better. It’s daunting, so why not just stick it out with a job you don’t necessarily like all that much right? Yikes! And companies can be the same way. This is natural human behavior, you can call it lazy if you want, but the reality is that some people thrive under these conditions and some withdraw. A good recruiter thrives, and good companies and talent know it’s best to align with someone that thrives. It’s not all that different from an entrepreneur who sees a market inefficiency and delights at the idea of fixing it.

But it starts with relationships and communication. People skills. You have to know how to talk to talent and reach them in a way that they’re comfortable with, and if you have a good reputation, it’s a lot easier. On the other side, a good recruiter has to understand a company’s culture and structure, and have patience with all of these aspects because there’s usually some hurdles that need to be leaped to land that good fit. A good recruiter knows he or she has to do an incredibly good job over and over to earn respect. It’s not about filling a hole; it’s about executing on a strategy, and always doing what’s best for the people you serve.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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