Based on my agency background, here are my top five reasons:

1. Resiliency – When you are a third-party recruiter (TPR), issues arise and you must be solutions-focused to move forward and recover quickly. Anticipate all possible scenarios in the hiring process and do not react emotionally.

2. Continuous learning – We are very lucky to have so many leaders and experts in our field (especially on http://www.RecruitingBlogs.com - shameless plug) that willing to share their best practices and the latest technology to save time.

3. Entrepreneurial mindset – It is important to think of how you are impacting your agency/recruiting firm’s long term and short term goals when you allocate your time and resources. There is no need to speak negatively about your competition. There is always a chance for beneficial opportunities like splits or referrals.

4. Long-term relationship building – Pick up the phone or meet in-person to truly get to know your candidates and clients. This can lead to referrals, which are the best compliment.

5. Equal treatment for the candidate and client – It is important to maintain an ethical balance with both the candidate and client. Being honest, without being rude, hasn’t been easy. However, in the end, candidates and clients will respect you as a SMART recruiter.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I have a 2 year old and a 7 month old, so the prize of having a personal chef at my home (not just delivering pizza) sounds amazing. THANKS, JD!

Sincerely yours,
Jenny

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