Considering a career in recruiting? How you handle rejection and competition can make or break your chances. If you’re considering a career in the world of recruiting, see how you stack up against the skills and characteristics I look for when hiring recruiters.
You’ve got your own system of organization.
Whether you’re tidy with everything its place, or you make people wonder how you manage to get dressed every day, you have a system and it works for you. No two recruiters organize in the same way, but to be successful, you should know where everything is. Even if it’s not clear to those around you.
You’re not afraid to ask questions.
I encourage all recruiters right away to ask questions. If you have questions about something, ask away! Ask several people while you’re at it. Take bits and pieces of what you learn from everyone to find what works best for you and be ready to pass it along to those who ask you for help.
You’ve got thick skin.
Rejection happens in recruiting. You have to accept there will be 99 “no thank yous” before you get that one “yes.” Be persistent; be resilient.
You’ve got a good work ethic.
This is one of the most important factors for success that I cannot test for but work ethic is so important in recruiting. Our recruiters have to hold themselves accountable and stay motivated day after day, despite rejections or setbacks. There are no shortcuts.
You’re competitive and perhaps a bit of a thrill-seeker.
Not only are you competing against other recruiters and staffing agencies, you’ll find yourself competing with your own colleagues! Anistar holds quarterly competitions between its offices, offering rewards like happy hours, white water rafting adventures and go-cart racing.
You’re goal driven and ready for a career.
There are so many opportunities in recruiting. It takes time to master these skills, but it can lead to financial success and promotions quickly. If you want a job that can lead to a career, recruiting is a great place to start.
Plus, Anistar offers a salary and uncapped commission. It takes real hustle to do well in recruiting but the financial reward makes it worth it for many people.
You’re glued to your phone.
Anistar recruits nationally and our recruiters are on the phone all day long. You can’t be shy about picking up the phone.
You have a positive attitude.
Attitude is one of the most important factors leading to success. Recruiters can’t get discouraged easily. You must never give up. Keep a positive mindset and think, “I am one dial away from my next placement.”
Think you have what it takes? Join our team today!