How to get recruiters to fall in love with you (Valentine's Day Special)
Recruiters aren’t just for Christmas, or Valentine’s Day, or when you’re looking for a job.
Perhaps you feel the same. Getting a bit fed up with recruiters only speaking to you when they want something?
Trouble is we’re all time poor and trying our best.
Let’s forget about that and spread a bit of love today – just for fun!
I’m sharing my love in the form of my 7 top tips to soften those recruiters up before you go on to build better, long-lasting relationships!
Tip 1 - Don't be coy when you get a call or message from a recruiter do respond even if it's just to get on their radar.
I get it – you’re getting too many calls from the wrong type of recruiters. So you will need to make a judgement call and decide if they have the right experience first.
And what if you’re not looking? Well, that leads me nicely to tips 2, 3 & 4.
Tip 2 - Be helpful – if it’s not the right timing or opportunity for you – don’t you know someone you can recommend? You could be helping someone with their career – that's a great thing to do.
The executive search industry relies on its trusted network and sources. That's how they'll find you!
Tip 3 - Keep open minded – a good consultant should be able to help you to shape up your career so it should be worth listening (unless they’re just doing a hard sell!).
Tip 4- Recruiters often work on confidential assignments – you could be missing out on your ideal next role!
Tip 5 - Boost your LinkedIn profile with a great headshot profile photo and use keywords in your headline to help you stand out online.
Tip 6 - Maintain a short updated version of your CV and keep it ready to fire off. You'll stand out as efficient and professional.
Tip 7 - Make a list of recommended recruiters in your network. There are plenty of ways to introduce yourself other than sending your CV and asking for a meeting. This tactic might work but what if it doesn't? Chocolates are better.