The Glue to being a successful recruiter!!

The Glue to being a successful recruiter!!


Organization and Planning are the glue!!- You must know how to organize and plan your time effectively. As an example one of the biggest problem recruiters have is finding time to source. This is most true of corporate recruiters who get sucked into all sorts of things. Well simply put sourcing time on your calendar for everyday. This guarantees you time to source. However, do not just stop there. Go in with a plan. Know your openings and have them prioritized. Set a number of candidates you want to find for a given opening on a weekly basis. Do your sourcing at the time you set forth, but follow your plan. If you have 50 openings, and you have decided 5 for each a week is good, then use your sourcing time to find your 5 great candidates for the first opening and then move on to the next. This ensures you will find candidates for all your openings, and usually will leave you some time left. Most recruiters I know, when they do source get so caught up in one opening, by the time their sourcing time is done, they have only sourced for one opening and have numerous more they have done nothing with. Remember organization and planning is the glue that helps a recruiter be successful.

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Comment by Slouch on February 9, 2011 at 9:06am
50 openings for one recruiter seems like a lot. I know I would rather work and fill one real order than find 250 candidate for 50 orders and hope one sticks. I agree that organization and planning is important.
Comment by pam claughton on February 9, 2011 at 9:22am
If you have 50 openings, even if you go beyond a normal work week and work 50 hours, that only gives you less than an hour to dedicate to each opening, given that you don't spend every minute on sourcing. With so little time and so many openings, how do you manage to recruit 5 great candidates for each one on a weekly basis? That seems extremely difficult, even if the searches are similar, but much more so if they are unique. Would love to know how you do it!
Comment by C. B. Stalling!! on February 9, 2011 at 9:35am

830am to 1145 is prime time phone power

1145 lunch

1215 return phone calls

1230 more phone power

430 stop all and plan for tomorrow.

You must pick the REAL job orders to work on. The ones that if you found them today your client would 100% just let you set up the interview.

so out of those 50 you may only have 3 REAL orders....good luck

Comment by Dean Da Costa on February 9, 2011 at 12:23pm

Guys 50 was an example not saying that is how many anyone should have. I only know a hand full of people who have been able to handle 50 or more reqs. As to how, it is simple; be organized, work at warp speed, and multitask. When I source I have 3 computers going, with multiple screens open and doing multiple searches. It can be done, but not for or by everyone.


But again the 50 was just a number I could have used 20, it was an example

Comment by Slouch on February 9, 2011 at 12:45pm
It's a bad example but the part about being organized is good.
Comment by pam claughton on February 9, 2011 at 12:49pm
True, I think being organized is key and time management is biggest challenge for most recruiters, myself included.
Comment by Dean Da Costa on February 9, 2011 at 1:11pm
The idea was to come up with a very very tough example, and there are some who can do it with 50
Comment by Greg on February 9, 2011 at 3:20pm
is there time in there for business development?
Comment by Melissa Zentgraf on February 15, 2011 at 11:40am
Or how about time for  getting sucked into reading blog posts on how I should be using my time more efficiently? :)
Comment by Daniel on February 15, 2011 at 4:05pm
I think I have read 50 Blog posts today. That should count for something.


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