I can’t believe that it’s only been two months since I’ve decided to change courses in my career path and try my luck in the recruiting world. I guess the main reason I wanted to embark on this path was that I wanted to explore all the aspects of the HR world. Get a good chunk in each aspect so I can become the elite in human resources.
There are many important things that every new recruiter needs to learn in order to become successful. When I first started here, I felt overwhelmed of all the knowledge I never encountered before. However, I had awesome peers to make the transition a bit easier.
If you’re new to recruiting and also looking to make your mark, keep these tips in mind. These worked for me:
1. Take Lots and Lots of Notes
When I first started, I didn’t realize how many abbreviations tech companies used, such as CRM or SaaS. I started to make a list of the words that I never encountered before and researched it. I created my own dictionary and it was really helpful when it came to looking at people’s profiles on LinkedIn and actually understanding what all those terms meant.
2. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
When I wanted to learn the difference between an account manager and a sales manager, I asked my peers for that answer. Therefore, when you have a question, ask the people surrounding you. They are here to help.
3. Read Articles on Recruiting and the Business Side As Well
It’s always a bonus to learn something new when reading about the recruiting world and any new tools that are beneficial for a recruiter. There is a whole world of new knowledge, so it’s up to you to discover those treasures.
4. Find a Mentor
I had the privilege of having a mentor assigned to me the first few weeks as a recruiter. It was nice to have someone to teach me the ropes and how to look for the A-Players in a certain space. If you aren’t assigned a mentor at your job, I am sure someone would be happy to share their knowledge with you.
So those are my tips. Hopefully it would be helpful to those who are following the same route as me. Just make sure to go the distance and make your mark. It won't go unrecognized.
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