Recruiters engage in some of the most career-impacting activities in our society: helping people find fulfilling work that matches their skills and connecting talented people with enterprises that need their skills in order to grow and prosper. When done right, recruiting is a true win-win.
When recruiters make this magic happen, it may seem like they have an unrivaled mastery of the complexities of human interaction.
This type of understanding doesn’t happen over cocktails and golf or emerge from a computer algorithm. Those things are certainly part of the mix, but the “secret” in the recruiter’s so-called “secret life” is neither glamorous nor high tech. Rather, it’s a lot of hard work and long hours. The connection you see a recruiter work today may well be the result of relationship-building that has taken place over many years.A good recruiter is always “on,” always taking advantage of opportunities to make connections and expand their networks. They’ll use computer software to help keep track of those connections and link them to opportunities, and they’ll build and maintain relationships through a variety of activities, including socializing, but the true value they bring is the depth with which they get to know their clients and the candidates in their networks. If you’re looking for new career opportunities, here is how you can crack the code and become part of a top recruiter’s network: