Growing up, I have always been the kind of person who wanted to do more in life so that I could find my sole purpose for living. I realized that life was more than just sitting in your desk, making numerous presentations, filing papers, and doing routine desk job everyday.
Now, do not get me wrong. These tasks are being done by well-respected and highly honored professionals but it just isn’t my cup of tea. That was the reason why when choosing on what career path to take, I made a very careful decision and went with something, I discovered, I had a huge passion for: RECRUITMENT.
Providing different opportunities for various people for the betterment of their lives is a very honorable profession to take. Not only do you get to meet people from all walks of life but you also get to play a very critical role in their career choice. Making a change in one’s career is something that should be carefully thought out because it can make or break a person’s life. A recruitment professional opens the door for this special kind of opportunity.
But what does it really take to be a highly effective recruitment consultant? Well, here are the top 5 factors that make a successful recruitment consultant:
1. ABILITY TO BUILD GOOD RAPPORT
There are two types of customers that recruitment professionals face: the clients and the candidates. In order to be highly effective in recruitment, one must maintain good working relationships with both sets of customers. The recruitment professional’s role is to not only find better opportunities for different people but also to provide quality candidates to the clients who will add value to their businesses. Both roles must be fulfilled simultaneously and so the ability to manage expectations is highly encouraged to strengthen relationships with all parties.
A recruitment professional must be able to think of different sourcing channels to find the right opportunities, not only for their clientele but also for the candidate. Sources will not readily be available at all times. As a recruitment consultant, one must be able to find various ways to ensure the right opportunity will be given to a valued talent, taking into consideration the other factors such as the location of the workplace, culture of the company, working hours, and compensation and benefits. All of these factors must be aligned to the preference and values of the candidate to make certain that you are providing the right opportunity for the betterment of his / her life. On the other hand, the candidate must also be aligned with the mission and vision of the company to ensure that you are providing the right talents to the client, talents who will turn out to be valuable assets that drive their success.
3. ABILITY TO MANAGE ONES TIME WISELY
Certain requirements might be critical to fill and may sometimes be urgent, yet a highly effective recruitment professional must be able to manage his / her time wisely. Prioritization is something that should be practiced every single day. One must be able to figure out which tasks should be fulfilled first in order to succeed placing a candidate in the right job requirement. From sourcing, to interviewing, to endorsing, and to coordinating the client interview schedules, a recruitment professional must be able to balance these tasks to ensure that deliverables are met to the best of their abilities.
Time is of the essence since candidates may also be open to outside opportunities. The recruitment professional needs to make certain that he / she works within the given time frame to guarantee the commitment of a valuable talent.
4.ABILITY TO MAKE SOUND JUDGMENTS
As a recruitment professional, their task is to match a valuable talent to the right opportunity which means that assessing different factors must come in naturally. One must be able to make sound judgments not only if the client is the right fit for the candidate but also if the candidate is suitable for the job requirement that was given. The skill set and work ethic of the candidate must be assessed as well as if his / her attitude matches the client’s needs. Certain questions need to be asked during the interview to gauge whether or not the candidate is truly suitable for the given job requirement. A highly effective recruitment professional must be able to determine if the candidate will pass the minimum requirements needed for the role before endorsing them to the client to ensure that he / she is providing quality talents.
5.HAVING A GENUINE PASSION FOR RECRUITMENT
Lastly, one will never succeed in anything that he / she is doing if the passion for doing it is not there. Therefore, in order to be a successful recruitment professional, one must have the passion to help various people in their endeavor to better their lives by providing them with different career opportunities. Mediocrity should not be tolerated in this field because it will surely manifest in the quality of endorsements of the recruitment professionals. All successful recruitment professionals are successful for the same reasons, they either realized that they loved what they were doing right from the beginning or they slowly discovered that it was their passion.
Indeed, these are just some of the factors that make a highly effective and efficient recruitment professional. At Bridge Southeast Asia, we highly encourage individuals to find their true passion in life and to evolve into well-rounded professionals. If this is something you are interested about, you may reach us through our contact numbers and join us in our journey in providing opportunities to create an everlasting impact in the lives of the Filipino people.