8 Phrases that Describe a Successful Recruiter…

What is a good recruiter?    How would you describe one?   I decided to make a list of phrases of what I think describes a successful recruiter.


A Good Recruiter is:

  1. Having relationships with a side of good timing.
  2. A partner/advisor.  
  3. A candidate and client ally.
  4. A person you need most when you least expect it.
  5. An interview coach/job coach.
  6. A salesman and negotiator.
  7. A cyber sleuth.
  8. A networking expert.

What would you add or delete from this list?


See also my post on top traits of a successful recruiter.

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Comment by Rossan Exec on June 29, 2012 at 6:28am

Not sure about No7. A Cyber Sleuth, but my overall number 1 would be 'Pragmatic with a large dose of common sense’

Comment by Bruce Rowles on June 29, 2012 at 10:53am

Thanks rossan  - I like common sense.   Maybe I should of had 10 phrases instead of 8.

Comment by Rebecca B. Sargeant on July 2, 2012 at 1:28pm

I like #4

I might add Talent Agent ~ The person who is going to make sure you are moving forward with your career.


Comment by Bill Schultz on July 2, 2012 at 3:06pm

Talent Agent is good.  As well as orchestrator- Someone who moves the process forward.

Comment by Bruce Rowles on July 2, 2012 at 3:08pm

Bill - I really like "orchestrator" = good word

Comment by Ankur Choudhary on September 12, 2012 at 2:09pm

sublime selections .....see if "Optimistic" fits in there.......as I believe this is something with which a recruiter should adhere all the time.  

Comment by Anne McDonald on November 5, 2012 at 11:07am

Integrity is the first word that comes to mind when I hire new recruiters...and anyone for that matter (candidates, clients, employees, friends).


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