Recruiters are all money-hungry robots with only their interests at heart, aren’t they? Not quite. This is just one of the stereotypes that decent recruiters are fighting to overcome.
A recruiter should spend real time getting to know you and learning about your professional and personal circumstances. By developing a genuine rapport, it allows a recruiter to identify a good match between both candidate and client requirements. This process eliminates guess-work and results in a great experience for all parties.
If you received a phone call from a recruiter, would you know the telltale signs of a good recruiter? How do you decide if they’re the right person to help you find your next role? We have compiled a list to help you.
1. They know more than the job spec
A good recruiter will know more about the business and the role than what is written on the job specification you’ve seen. The salary and job details are clear, but you should want to know about the culture and the people you’ll be working with. Is it a growing business? Why has this role become available? Your recruiter should be able to answer these questions to give insight into the business culture.
2. They are interested in you
A recruiter should give you an idea of when they’ll be able to provide feedback. Whether this is after submitting your CV, or after an interview. There will be clear expectations set of how long you’ll need to wait before you get an update. You should never be left in the lurch or find yourself having to chase.