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Becoming an expert and perceived as an expert within your chosen field!

Becoming an expert and perceived as an expert within your chosen field!

Become an Expert! The only way you will become an expert within your chosen sector is by speaking to candidates and clients who work within your industry. I have spoken to recruiters who recruit for a sector which they know absolutely nothing about. I know this can be tough! However this doesn’t mean it will stay that way. The best way to educate yourself within the market you recruit for is by getting on the phone and speaking to people….

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3 useful tips which will help you have a more successful business development session!

3 useful tips which will help you have a more successful business development session!

Business Development Tips After getting a number of business development sessions under my belt. These are some of the tips I quickly learnt which helped me have more success when cold calling or speculatively speaking to businesses regarding a candidate. Be organised – I have mentioned being organised as a key skill to master as a Recruiter. It’s just as important when making cold calls. Plan your calls the day before so you can go through your business development list…

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You have to remain focused!

You have to remain focused!

More focus more fees In today’s day and age there are so many distractions that can lead us a stray from what we set out to achieve. In recruitment you have to remain focused otherwise you will find yourself thinking at the end of the day what did I actually achieve today? You can very easily get tied up in setting up interviews, getting availability for interviews, preparing candidates for interviews, writing CV’s and having a general chat with your…

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Preventing counter offers!

Preventing counter offers!

Tips on avoiding counter offers In my short time as a Recruitment Consultant I had experienced the pain of counter offers first hand. These are a few tips which I believe can really help you prevent the future pain and disappointment of a candidate accepting a counteroffer! Speak about counter offers at the beginning of the process! If you register a new candidate who wants to leave their current employer or is open to leaving for the opportunity you have…

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Candidate generation tip that will instantly produce results on your desk!!

Candidate generation tip that will instantly produce results on your desk!!

More candidates more fees! I found myself constantly leaving voicemails for candidates which on paper were perfect for my role! I found this very frustrating as I wanted to get hold of them to sell them the dream and to beat my competitors in reaching them before me! So I came up with a very simple technique to try and get hold of these candidates which proved to be very successful! As I was contacting candidates during working hours I…

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Useful organisational tips!

Useful organisational tips!

Two quick organisational tips for you Use the Microsoft outlook diary! Using the Microsoft outlook diary to keep on top of your arranged call backs, when to follow up on a client call, when to go over your search again etc. This has really helped me be more successful so I didn’t forget any call backs which I may have done previously as it is very easy to get side tracked in the recruitment world! Create candidate search lists! I…

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Organisation is paramount if you want to be a successful Recruiter!

Organisation is paramount if you want to be a successful Recruiter!

Organisation is Key! After implementing a strict job search process which I would use to ensure all the resources I had to find candidates were being utilised. I had to make sure I had in place a follow up search process so I can continuously work on the job once I had completed the initial search. I came up with a way to really keep on top of the candidates I needed to chase and the candidates I had spoken…

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Time to put in the work to make more fees!!

Time to put in the work to make more fees!!

Have a process in place! After experiencing making my first fee I really felt like I had a real boost in motivation and really started to ramp up the quality of my work. Something I did after making my first fee was reflect on the process in which lead up to making my first fee. After doing this I really recognised how important it is you have a set structure as to how you work a job. In the first…

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3 Quick Tips I learnt in my first two months that you can apply straight away to your desk and see results!

3 Quick Tips I learnt in my first two months that you can apply straight away to your desk and see results!

1.Be receptive & listen! This may seem obvious but in my first two months I found myself answering my own questions when speaking to a candidate with the response I was looking for! Ask the question and just listen, you will find yourself being able to gauge the candidate a lot better and use the information they give you to your advantage! 2.Only market good quality candidates! If you are going to spend your time speculatively speaking to potential new…

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3 Things I learnt in the first month as a Recruitment Consultant

3 Things I learnt in the first month as a Recruitment Consultant

1.The only way you are going to learn and get better is by being on the phone! In the first month I found myself looking for reasons as to why not to call a particular candidate on the database or from a job board. They would be too old… They haven’t got the right experience…. They don’t seem right… so I wouldn’t call and look for someone who seemed perfect on paper for the job. This is the wrong mindset…

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