Three Signs a Career in Recruiting is Right For You

Have you ever thought about working in the recruiting industry? It can be highly rewarding work for those who have a natural affinity for helping people. Let’s take a look at a few characteristics that show you would be a great fit.

A Passion for Making a Difference

Recruiters specialize in finding people jobs. But great recruiters have a knack for making just the right match between candidate and company. To be an excellent recruiter, it’s not enough to know where to find jobs. You need a real passion for making a difference in people’s lives.

High Levels of Emotional Intelligence and Empathy

Recruiters see people at their worst. They might have been out of work for a while. And they could be worried about money, feeling down on themselves, or simply have no idea how to get out of the slump. It takes a lot of emotional intelligence to be able to empathize with each person’s unique situation and help them sort through the issues. You’ll need to be equal parts coach and cheerleader, without losing yourself in the process.

A Motivated People Person Who Hates to Be Bored

Recruiters are constantly busy. In a single day, you might chat on the phone with a company rep about a newly open position, meet with two or three job seekers, and spend some time on your computer analyzing pay rates and benefits packages at various local businesses. Great recruiters love talking to people both in person and on the phone. They’re great at multitasking and enjoy doing lots of different things throughout the workday. And they’re also good at leaving it all behind at the end of the day, since they know that being “always on” can lead to burnout.

If this sounds like you, why not give the field of recruiting a shot? It’s a great way to make a real difference in your community.

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