As Recruiters we spend all day everyday coaching and guiding our candidates through more and more complex interviewing processes.
At the end of the day when it comes to our careers we look in the mirror and hope for the best.
If you had access to Recruiter for YOU what would your except them to do for you?
How timely! I was recently recruited (I begin my new job next week) and I was rather confused by the way the recruiter operated. He was wonderful at keeping me informed of the process, but told me very little about the company (what he did tell me was incorrect), about the people I would be meeting (he didn't know what they did, told ME to ask them when I arrived!). He didn't "interview" me, at all..just told me the very basics about the job and wanted to see if I was interested. Also..there was no interview prep. In my case..it wall worked out..I did my homework on the company and the officers and prepared myself for the interview. I'm pleased to begin this new opportunity, but it really made me think about my own role as a recruiter.
Am I: properly screening candidates? familiar enough with my clients to be able to describe the company and its services? do I know who my candidates will be meeting with and what their roles are, at the very least? doing a thorough interview prep?
I think these are all KEY factors for a recruiter in developing a positive relationship with candidates.