I was due for another post anyway and what better subject for that post than ME! I’ve never put a lot of thought into what makes me a smart recruiter, I’m usually much more focused on what will make me a “smarter” recruiter.

1. So I guess that’s the first thing – I am a sponge, always looking to learn new ways to do what I do better.

2. I came to in-house, corporate recruiting from a TPR background. The learning experiences from that part of my career have carried over to my current role providing me with a lot of knowledge about how to understand the needs of my “clients”, my hiring managers as well as a unique approach to communicating with my candidates.

3. I never stop talking (and listening) to people, you just never know where talent is hiding. Being visible and accessible is something I work hard.

4. I use EVERY contact I have with a potential candidate as an opportunity to change mis-conceptions or stereotypes about the recruiting profession.

5. I won’t be original in this response, but of course another thing that makes me a smart recruiter is being a part of communities like this one. RecruitingBlogs.com – both the people and resources here – make me smarter, learning from other professionals on a daily basis!

Thanks JD (and Jerome from SmartRecruiters) for making us reflect on this one!

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Comment by Amy Christ on December 19, 2008 at 3:52pm
I like the "sponge" comment. I'm always saying that. Nice job!
Comment by Becky Metcalf on December 19, 2008 at 4:18pm
Thanks guys! This was a fun one!
Comment by Kumar Bodapati on December 19, 2008 at 10:40pm
great tips Becky


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