Modern recruiters have an innate instinct for a mutual connection. They know how to network and navigate skill sets, hiring manager personalities, and team and company culture to make the perfect match.
They think about the job the way marketers think about products. Whether through their own profiles or through employer branding promotions, they know how to tell a great story.
They know how to build a pipeline, nurture leads, and close deals. They have the phone skills and negotiation acumen to win for both sides.
They are trusted advisors to their businesses, informing leadership of critical talent trends and securing a seat at the table when key decisions are made.
They live and die by the mantra “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. They know that the numbers and data will not only help them make better decisions but will also earn the trust of others in the organisation.
Modern recruiters don’t fly in blind. They frequently flex their research muscles by exploding candidate pools, employment and skill trends, and by staying up to speed on the competition.
They love recruiting innovation. They know what tools work best, and are masters when it comes to using them.
They can read the candidate and know how to positively influence their emotions, inspire excitement and get them to say YES.