Whilst recruitment might be slowly evolving to be a career of choice, it still remains that most enter the staffing profession by accident.
And that’s primarily because the entry barrier into recruitment is very low:
It suits someone unsure of a definitive vocation.
You don’t need official qualifications.
You already own the main tools of the trade: phone, laptop, ability to communicate.
But woven beneath this seemingly simplistic industry, is a magnificent tapestry of multifarious skills and abilities that manifests as something extraordinary.
So if whether you’re a seasoned recruiter or someone looking to start up a recruitment business, here’s a list of the top traits and skills all successful recruiters possess:
- Account Management
- Business Development
- Candidate Liaison
- Career Management
- Commercial Awareness
- Content Creation
- Current Affairs
- Customer Service
- Emotional Intelligence
- Life Counselling
- Legal Awareness
- Marketing & Advertising
- Objection Handling
- Personal Branding
- Process Management
- Sense of Humour
- Social Media
- Technologically Savvy
- Time Management
Of course, there are many other skills we could add to what is a constantly evolving list.
Meanwhile, recruiters, we salute you!
If you’re an SME recruitment agency or you’re looking to establish your own recruitment business, you’ll find plenty of like-minded people with all the above skills in the MembersOnly recruitment leader network. To become a member, simply join the waitlist or start your membership now.
AUTHOR – SIMON LEWIS
Built on a reputable community of talented forward-thinkers, MembersOnly helps recruitment leaders from agencies of all sizes be their best and build better businesses.