on Professional Section Council. I have started 4 staffing operations from the ground up, 3 expansion offices for my previous partnership, and now my own. I have hired and trained professionals from entry-level recruiters, to Division President's. Now that I have stated my background, I would like to respond to your post.
There are habits that make a recruiter successful however, spending valuable time on the internet (like I am doing now) instead of investing in meaningful relationships with people (either in-person, or on the phone) will lesson the rate of success a recruiter has.
The way I teach our industry, there are only two categories of tasks one can do as a recruitment professional: A. Those that make you money B. Those that cost you money
As far as successful habits go, I would say - Be planned everyday before 8:00am (Target Accounts, Target Recruits, Client Visits, and Interviews), Cold Call everyday, Actively market your available candidates everyday, Recruit & Interview everyday, Build your bench of "A"-Candidates and stay in contact with them.
If you do this without fail, you can hire someone to manage your online presence - if that is of great enough interest to you.
Technology has changed, but by-in-large, the human condition has not.
Also - I just noticed above that you are not a recruiter. What is it that you do?
Most likely, this will be my only blog post I ever write. Take care.…