What Exactly Does a Recruiter Do?
When I talk about recruiting, I usually go into why it’s such a great career, how you can make a lot of money in recruiting, or about my e-Course, “The Millionaire Recruiter”. What you might want to know if you’re new to the world of recruiting is—what does a recruiter do?
What Is a Recruiter?
A recruiter is someone who understands the positions clients need to fill, and identifies candidates with the talent and experience required of a particular job. They may work for an agency, in-house at a company, or run their own business. Agencies help fill temporary roles, seasonal jobs, and firms that have a lot of turnover. If you prefer employment and the benefits offered, being an agency or in-house recruiter may be for you.
But if you prefer flexibility, setting your own hours, and being your own boss, you can be an independent recruiter or recruiting consultant. Working independently basically means setting up your own business. To get paid, you’ll set up arrangements with your clients and be compensated for filling various positions. You may specialize in a niche, for example, like tech recruiting. A great perk is you get to set your fees, which are usually a percentage of the candidate’s first year starting salary.
A recruiter’s daily tasks include:
- Communicating with the client company regarding available jobs and the type of candidate they’re looking for.
- Writing up a job description that explains the responsibilities of the candidate and talks a little about the company.
- Searching for candidates using tools like LinkedIn to specifically target qualified talent for your clients
- Finding suitable candidates, reviewing applications and resumes, and conducting job interviews.
- Presenting suitable candidates to clients, discussing their experience, salary requirements, and career aspirations.
- Setting up client interviews, and collecting feedback from the client and candidate, whether it’s good or bad.
- Handling job offers and acting as a negotiator and participant in the onboarding process.
- Remaining in contact and following up with candidates to maintain a working relationship and get repeat business.
How Do I Become a Recruiter?
How you start your path in recruiting depends on your goals and personal style. Recruiting is different in that you don’t need a special degree or license. If you’re sales savvy, and want a career where you can double your money now and truly be happy, being a recruiter might be for you. But it requires learning the ropes. My e-Course provides everything you need to know to get started, including how you get paid, how tech recruiting works, using LinkedIn, understanding resumes and job descriptions, and conducting interviews. You’ll learn about the different ways to generate revenue from a candidate to handling offers. I’ll also show you effective strategies and provide email and contact templates.
Is Recruiting Easy?
Well, no. But what is? Recruiting is hard work and you need to invest time in developing your strategy, getting clients, and finding suitable candidates. There’s competition out there and you need to be very responsive. No company will wait days to hear back from you when they need to hire now. You must be a go-getter and passionate about the work you do.
The technology industry is worth billions and growing fast. Tech jobs are in high demand. What I teach you in my e-Course can get you on a path to wealth and success. Sign up today, get your career started, and see your bank account double! And feel free to connect with me about any questions, comments, or suggestions you have about The Millionaire Recruiter.