7 Habits That Make Highly Successful Recruiters

Have you ever wondered why highly successful recruiters easily ascertain the worth of a resource than their counterparts. The answer lies in the complexity of the task, as recruiters juggle different tasks to properly judge candidates. The task gets complex with arbitration on skill level, attitude, character and other intangible variables. Recruiters are more often than not at odds to deciding whether a particular resource is worthwhile or can add value to their organization. Moreover, certain extent of disparity is commonly observed as recruiters assign weight to the credentials of a resource.

7 Habits That Make Successful Recruiters Stand Out

Evaluating all this is not easy since many factors are at play, but successful recruiters armed with a specific arsenal of skills are more likely to succeed than the others. Today, we shall look at 7 habits that make successful recruiters stand out from the crowd.

Being Responsive

Recruiters who are forthcoming when answering questions of candidates are more likely to showcase themselves as more open and valuable to candidates. Moreover, answering relevant inquires will also allow them to showcase their true potential to the recruiter and the company.

Ability to Listen

Resources often have stories to tell, which tell a lot about one’s character and exhibit the qualities of the individual. Good listening should not only pertain to candidates but also to managers, who are looking for dedicated members in their team. An understanding of the the requirements of a company can lead to better hiring outcomes by the recruiter.

Growth Oriented

In order to facilitate the resources in understanding the company and its culture better, a recruiter has to ensure interactions with existing employees and gain insights into the company’s ethos. Any new hire is going to trust existing employees of the company with the information they share about the company rather than the marketing department to decide for their career choice.

Time Management

The recruiters who manage their time well are more likely to parse through resumes and identify on a timely basis the potential candidates who can be worthy additions to the organization. This attribute distinguishes between successful and mediocre recruiters, and cannot be stressed more.

Technological Mobility

Like almost all other professionals, recruiters cannot stay behind in our age of changing technological dynamics. For instance, subtle inferences in resumes can be relied upon for insights, but social media and the potential of candidates’ social profiles cannot be undermined either. Social profiles, in fact, serve as goldmine for recruiters. Top recruiters keep abreast with changing times and are therefore great tool for any agency.

Strong Communication Rapport

Clear communication lines ensure recruiter and manger are on the same page. This is conducive with respect to the status of a candidate. Moreover, it also helps the company to identify and ultimately choose the best resource for the company.

Keeping the Best Candidates Engaged

Once you have identified a potential applicant as deserving and warranting an extended shot at proving their skills, it is important that you keep them engaged to ensure that they do not start looking at other avenues.


Apart from these habits, successful recruiters are tech savvy. They stay up to date regarding new technologies and tools of their related industry.

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