I will admit that my ideas about recruiting are different than some recruiter’s. (At least in my own little world.) As a recruiter applying for different opportunities … well I’ll just say more times than not I question the profession.
There are very good recruiter’s, good one and bad ones. Everything moves at almost lightening speed these days, staying current isn’t the easiest thing to do. And not every company adequately staff’s the staffing department. Big or small, whether you like it or not your recruiter’s reflect your company. If not the first then it’s the second contact people have with an organization. And we all know about first impressions.
I’ve never claimed to be an expert on anything. I don’t know anything really. But I know that I have to read, research, talk to and engage with many people and step outside of that box and sometimes talk to people who don’t have the experience I need at the moment because they may know the person or be the next person I need to hire.
I fell into recruiting by accident. Now I’m trying to step out of it, sort of? Or at least approach it differently so that I might lead me down a different path.
I’m calling myself a Social Media Recruiter right now when necessary. But it is more than that, it’s Practitioner, Coordinator and maybe even student.
This great blog 25 Steps to Choosing a Social Media Consultant, is right on, on SO many levels!