What Recruiters Want

If you are looking for a job, you want to certainly put your best foot forward when talking to a recruiter. Naturally, a recruiter is interested in your experience and your job performance. But there are other things as well that recruiters are looking at when evaluating job candidates. These are things you may not be aware of because recruiters are unlikely to tell you. Here are a few.

1. Time
Time is important. In other words, if a recruiter contacts you while you are out, the promptness with which you return the call makes a difference. Recruiters use it to gauge your interest. And, also no surprise, recruiters expect you to be punctual to appointments.

2. Attitude
Recruiters don’t like people who come across as overly aggressive or over confident. Do not continually call a recruiter just to see how things are going. And, while confidence is important, don’t come off like you have all the answers

3. Communication skills
This is something recruiters are especially attuned to. They want people who can express themselves in a professional manner and articulate their thoughts well. If your speech is peppered with a lot of “like,” and “ums,” and “well,” you will not make a good impression.

Also, if you rely on too many buzzwords, you will raise suspicion. This may give the impression that you are not as knowledgeable as you would like to appear.

4. Personal grooming
Don’t neglect this. Dress professionally for any meetings, which means usually a suit and tie. Also, pay attention to personal hygiene – no matter how good you are, if you have bad breath, dirty nails, or body odor, that is what the recruiter will remember.

5. Approach
Recruiters pay attention to how you shake hands. Make sure you have a firm grip and a dry palm. Also, make sure you make eye contact.

6. Impact
Recruiters want to know what kind of impact you had at the places where you worked. How did you contribute to the bottom line, add value to the company?

7. Consistency
This is also something recruiters look for. Your words and actions need to be consistent.

8. Passion
Recruiters want to see that you have a passion for the job. They want to see that you have done your research about the job and the company. They want you to ask questions about the job and the company.

Opti Staffing. It is the place to go if you are looking for work in the Anchorage area. Opti has the know-how and network to help you find the job that fits your skills and experience. Give Opti Staffing a call today.

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