Being a smart Recruiter means bringing your special skills and attributes to the table and using them to their full advantage.

Some people in recruiting excel in sales. They enjoy calling candidates and convincing them to take a look at an opportunity. Other Recruiters are great at networking. Still others enjoy the thrill of the hunt and tracking down names on-line.

What makes anyone a smart Recruiter is using what they are best at and tailoring their recruiting techniques accordingly.

Being a smart Recruiter means learning about the industry you are recruiting in. For Generalists, this can be difficult. Just knowing a few catch phrases helps. Sometimes you will need your candidate to translate industry jargon, but I try to keep my mouth shut and look things up after the interview.

Being aware of how quickly things are changing in the recruiting field is crucial. Each day things change more and more quickly. Your old techniques become obsolete seemingly overnight. You need to know what to replace them with.

Networking and learning from other Recruiters helps me grow as a Recruiter. Be the one to reach out and offer something of value to someone else.

And, lastly, don't be afraid to help your candidates. We've all had candidates who talked too fast or too much, or peppered their conversations with too many ahs. You can coach them to improve how they present themselves. Just make sure you do it in a positive way. If you know the Hiring Manager is succinct, and your candidate rambles, let them know what to expect.

Diana Luger
President
Corporate Intelligence Services (CIS)

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Comment by Madeline Branda on January 19, 2009 at 4:12pm
well done. I remember reading yours and I truly enjoyed it!
Comment by Madeline Branda on January 19, 2009 at 4:12pm
well done. I remember reading yours and I truly enjoyed it!
Comment by Shari Burke on January 19, 2009 at 4:27pm
Good for you! Enjoy!
Comment by Cathy on January 19, 2009 at 4:41pm
I like your post! Congratulations Diana!
Comment by Tyrone Hilliard on January 19, 2009 at 4:46pm
Congratulations and well spoken!!!
Comment by Dan Nuroo on January 19, 2009 at 5:01pm
Nice work Diana... Congratulations... very jealous! enjoy
Comment by Slouch on January 19, 2009 at 5:02pm
I just spoke to Diana and she is very excited.
Comment by Robin Gillman on January 19, 2009 at 6:50pm
Yes, congratulations Diana! I especially liked your last paragraph.
Comment by Diana Luger on January 19, 2009 at 6:57pm
Thanks so much everyone! Your comments mean a lot.

We're picking a chef now. I'll let you know what we decide and I'll post the menu! And thanks so much for the kind folks over at SmartRecruiting.com who are making this all possible.
Comment by Caroline Nashmy on January 20, 2009 at 10:53am
Congrats! Definitely advice to live by!

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