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4 Ways for Recruiters to Make an Impact at ‘Hello’


While most job prospecting focusing on the job seeker, there needs to be a significant amount of focus placed on recruiters. Recruiters are the first line of contact that job seekers have with potential employers, and these interactions can make a serious difference in whether or not a job seeker gets hired, but also whether he or she gets placed with the right company. Below are some things that recruiters need to do in order to select the best candidates within the first few moments of interaction:

1. Be Casual

These days, it seems that recruiters are split into two categories: those who want to conduct a formal interview and those who have a conversation. The problem is that those who wish to conduct a formal interview are stuck in the past. Leave the formal interview, or even the informal interview, up to the company you represent. There’s no need to ask questions like, “Tell me about a time when you were given little information about a project with a tight deadline.” Again, leave that to the hiring manager at the company that is looking for candidates.