What you will get by reading this:
- Skills required by recruiter
- Recruitment as career
- Benefits of recruitment as career
- Help from our end
Oxford dictionary defines ‘recruitment’ as the action of finding new people to join an organization. Simply, it is the process of placing the right candidate in the right position at the right time.
Each one of us has been a recruiter at some point in our lives. For instance, your mother is acting as a recruiter when she is searching for a housemaid. She first tells your neighbors and watchman about the requirement of a maid, describes the tasks to those who approach her for the job, negotiates salary with them and finally selects the one who suits the best for the job. You may have acted as a recruiter when you selected one of your juniors to a cricket or debate club of which you were a part.
IT recruiters also do something very similar. The broad steps in Recruitment are given below:
- Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the job mentioned the job description (JD)
- Sourcing the right profiles from internal employee referrals, job portals, social networking sites and through a few other means.
- Screening the profiles as per the job description
- Checking his interest levels
- Explaining about the job, company and career path
- Do basic technical screening
Talking to the candidate and
- Scheduling the interview
- Offer finalization
- Following up with the candidate till he joins
Who can become a recruiter?
Like in any other career, there are certain essential skills one should possess in order to skyrocket their career in the recruitment domain. They are:
- Decent communication skills
- Good people skills, which include a willingness to meet people, taking interest in their careers etc.
- Basic technical knowledge would be an added advantage.
Along with this one should be equipped with some other important skills such as;
Before even imagine you as a recruiter you should be aware of organization structure, Hierarchy, what are different departments included in the organization and various roles.
Job Description and CV:
It is the key function of the recruiter to understand the given job description and updating it accordingly with the requirement of the company and explaining it to the candidates. Understanding the CV and check whether it is matching to the JD before submitting it for the further interview process.
Sourcing and screening:
Sourcing the profiles from various job portals, social networks and building our contacts in the industry.
After sourcing the profiles next step that recruiter should do is screening those profiles against the given JD.
E-mail and telephone etiquettes:
These days E-mail etiquettes are regarded as a undiscounted attribute that one should possess, especially for roles which demand frequent meet-ups and communication through various means such as telephone and Emails.
The word documentation includes various key activities of HR such as understanding payslips, offer letters, Relieving letters, Hike letters, salary structure and other required documentation.
Offer/ follow-ups/ backups:
Offer negotiation, offer follow-up and backup plans forms the cornerstone for the recruitment activities in an organization.
Why recruitment as a career
- A career in recruitment could be deeply rewarding both personally and professionally
- A recruiter is well-respected in the society as he is often approached by many for career advice
- A recruiter is the most visible face of a company after its CEO and directors. Many times, the entire market knows the company only through the recruiter.
- In addition to advising others, you can become your own career adviser, as you will be aware of the skill sets required, current demand in the market and future prospects of any chosen career path. After having worked in recruitment for a while, you can choose the career path that you feel suits you best
Benefits of choosing recruitment as a career
If you want to be as a recruiter you need not strive to get appraisals, they will come to you both professionally and personally, interesting right? Here are some of the advantages of being a recruiter:
The job of a recruiter is similar to that of a sales executive. By attracting the right talent to the company at the right time and continuously meeting and exceeding the targets set by the organization, one can grow at a rapid pace in an organization. Also, a recruiter is the most visible face of a company after its CEO and directors. Many times, the entire market knows the company only through the recruiter. This visibility in the market could help you scale the corporate ladder than those working in the backrooms.
Recruitment could be a very financially rewarding once you excel in the art of recruitment. In addition to the regular salary, you would be receiving special incentives every time you recruit an employee. These incentives may add up to several times your salary. Imagine earning money for doing well what you are already paid to do!
Challenging and Competitive
If you are one of those who gets bored by a typical 9 AM – 6 PM job and wants something new and challenging every day, recruitment is for you. As a recruiter, you often stumble upon surprises, thrills, highs, and lows occasionally. As you learn to handle these challenges effectively, the hidden managerial and leadership qualities in you will be brought out.
As a recruiter, you would be meeting people all the time and get exposed to raw human emotions. You will meet all kinds of people – from those who are hard working and sincere to those who evade their responsibilities, from the most honest to the most untrustworthy and from the toughest to the most fragile. You would also have to visit college campuses in various part of the country to facilitate interviews. This experience would not just help you grow professionally but also help you become a better human being.
Both fresh graduates and experienced professionals seek your advice in choosing a career path or a company. The fact that you are helping someone to discover a brighter future could not only earn you their respect but also gives you at most satisfaction. In addition to advising others, you can become your own career adviser as you will be aware of the skill sets required, current demand in the market and future prospects of any chosen career path. After having worked in recruitment for a while, you can choose the career path that suits you best.
A gateway to entrepreneurship
As a recruiter, you will have the knowledge of roles and responsibilities and experience of recruiting right from trainee engineer to the CEO of a company. If you aspire to start your own company some day, this knowledge and experience could prove to be of invaluable help to you.
What do we do and why?
We promote recruitment as a career, especially among fresh graduates struggling to choose a right career. Contrary to the popular opinion that recruitment career is only for those who have not been able to secure a technical job; the demand for recruiters with sound technical knowledge is booming the job market. We want to tap this demand to generate employment for hundreds of young graduates and help them realize their dream of having a fulfilling career.
Note: It’s an attempt at making recruitment as one of the preferable careers.
Interested people can reach us through this link