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How to Become a Successful Recruiter

BY: Career Advice | Category: Careers | Submitted: 2010-11-08 21:48:55
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Article Summary: "A recruiter should be able to select the right person for the right job. There are many other recruiters who freelance and these are the people who may not have any formal education that is related to the recruitment..."

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There are many recruiting agents who are working all around us. These are the people who are interested in working in various situations for the betterment of other people's careers. The recruiters also gain their pie when they recruit people for jobs. There is a double satisfaction for the recruiters. They earn a lot through the recruitments and also have the satisfaction of providing jobs to other people. There may be some people who require a formal educational qualification to recruit people, but not all people need such qualifications.

The people who are involved in recruiting for their company will need formal qualifications. These people are usually appointed in the HR department. Any person with a Masters degree in management and have specialized in HR will be the right people to become successful recruiters. They will be responsible for all the recruitment that is going on in their company. The person will need to identify the need for recruitment in various departments depending on the workload and also depending on the number of people who are already working in each department. Once this is done, the recruiter can make a decision to recruit and do the needful.

There are many other recruiters who freelance and these are the people who may not have any formal education that is related to the recruitment. Each of these groups of people needs to have certain skills and talents that will help them to be successful. These are listed here.
A successful recruiter will be a person who has the following:

1. Contacts: The recruiter should have a number of business relations with various heads of companies. This will help the person to be able to identify the presence of a vacancy in the company. Adequate number of contacts will make the person to become an excellent recruiter who is always in business. The people who do not have much of business relations will not know of any person who have vacancies in the company and this will make them fail in their job. The successful recruiter is a person who is able to recruit many people to various high profile jobs.

2. Negotiation skills: The recruiter will be a person who is able to negotiate the right amount of compensation or cost to the company, regarding a position. This will help in being able to recruit the right person for the right job. The negotiation skills of the recruiter should be spot on for the person to be excellent in the job.

3. Interpersonal relations: The recruiter should also be a person who is having a lot of interpersonal relations with other people. The person should be able to communicate well too. So communication is another need for the recruiter to be a successful person.

4. Others: The recruiter should be able to identify the skills that are present in a person who is to be recruited for a job. Only when the right kind of person is identified will the recruiter be able to do justice to his job.

Though the job of a recruiter is a very satisfying one, it can also be a highly stressful one to select the right person at all times for the right job. Any failure could mean a lot of bad name and wastage of time and energy. So the skills mentioned above are very important for the recruiter to be successful.

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