Thursday, February 19, 2015

So You Want to Be a Headhunter?

Recruiting for my own team is a natural part of being the director of a recruitment company. However, what I’ve discovered is that many people don’t have a clue what being a headhunter means. The title sounds fancy and seeking out exceptional talent sounds glamorous, but before you pursue a career in recruitment, there are a few important things you should know first.
1. It’s a fast-paced business!
There are no promises or guarantees in our business, meaning that priorities and objectives can change very rapidly. A single call from an important customer or an email detailing a new job order may change the entire plan for a given day, especially when you work in a success-fee mode. Being “close to the money” is usually the best indicator that you are working on a) the right things in b) the right order, but remember…situations can change quickly!
This also means unpredictable schedules. Timing is everything in recruiting…but time also kills deals! As a recruiter, you can’t be afraid to set firm deadlines with your candidates and clients. As headhunters, we are paid to deliver results in a timely manner. Recruiters need to constantly react to changing circumstances and ensure that candidates and clients are both on the same page...
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