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At 4:59pm on June 9, 2008, Dana Brandani said…
Erika,
I see that you are interested in becoming a recruiter. If you need any assistance or you would like to discuss jobs in the industry, please feel free to contact me. I am a recruiter's recruiter so I believe that I might be able to help you or answer any questions you might have. Thanks and have a great day.
Dana Brandani
dana@advisorysearch.com
At 3:06pm on May 1, 2008, Mike Bjorklund said…
Hi Erika,

My name is Mike Bjorklund and I am the Regional Director at Indecon Solutions. We are an IT Consulting firm that is looking for a technical recruiter. I have one other recruiter in my office that came from another industry and is doing well. Technical recruiting is challenging but can be very rewarding. Contact me at 614-588-0448 if you would like to discuss our opportunity.
At 1:59pm on April 28, 2008, Tom Stewart said…
Erika,

I'm happy to help in any way I can with your research into recruiting. Feel free to fire off any questions to the group for more feedback and insight than you can imagine - this place is teeming with knowledge!

Tom
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At 5:36pm on October 5, 2007, Ronda Woodcox said…
Erica,
I agree w/ Recruitnik and Craig. You might need a mentor someone to show you the ropes and how to work them.
At 11:56pm on September 20, 2007, Recruitnik said…
Hi Erica,

You are in the right place to ask that question!

Everything listed below is true. As Craig mentioned, it is sales, you are selling an opportunity.

Here is my two cents worth:
A good route to go is to apply to a large recruiting firm. If you do not know what you specifically like as your niche. Joining a firm that has multiple types of placement (permanent, temp, contract, contingency, etc.) and multiple departments (IT, retail, Pharmacy, etc.) can be a way to expose yourself to a lot in one place.

If this is a second career for you and you have experience in a specific field use it to your advantage. For instance, if I was the hiring manager at the firm, and you worked in a Hotel as a Food and Beverage Manager, I would say, great customer service, clearly a people person understands Hospitality and Restaurant. You immediately would have a connection and comfort level with these areas.

Another suggestion is to make sure that the firm you choice has you get job orders (Deal with client companies to fill the recruitment needs) as well as deal with candidates. Get expose to both early on. Some firms have people that do one or the other. When I started working at my first recruitment firm, I did both. I thought I was going to be the queen of candidates; I came from internal recruitment and was a bit leery of dealing with companies. It turned out I was fantastic with building relationships with clients companies.

I hope this was helpful!
Read my post No one decides when they are a little kid that they want to be a recruiter (recruitnik.net)
It is about how recruiters fall into the profession.

-Recruitnik
At 9:15am on August 24, 2007, MICHAEL HOLLEY SMITH said…
I'd be glad to help you out but it can get a little complicated when changing industries. I advise you to start our with a clear goal (job/company) and focus all writing efforts at that. Create a list of 5 major strengths tied to your character that made (will make) you a successful lender or whatever; then develop those (spin, slant) to their utility in the new field.
At 11:19am on August 23, 2007, Recruiting Animal said…
Would you like to join the Indian Recruiters Group?
At 8:37am on August 23, 2007, Amie Ernst said…
Hi Erika! Being in Columbus is great, there are quite a few firms you can send your resume to. If you like, email or call me and we can discuss as to what part of the industry you would like to focus into.
At 7:50pm on August 20, 2007, Erika Seitz said…
Hey Recruiters! I want to become one of you! Any help would be appreciated. So if you have any resume, interview, advice I would love to hear from you! How did you get started?
 
 
 

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