How to select the right recruiter

How to select the right recruiter

If you’re in the hot seat to hire and don’t know where to start, a recruiter is a good place.

But you have to find the right one. You could go with the first recommendation you get.

You could choose that eager young recruiter who keeps contacting you. But I encourage you to do a little research.

Like a doctor or therapist, it’s a personal relationship. You want to find the right fit.

Start with LinkedIn. Perhaps more than another type of job, a recruiter should have an extensive network and be fairly active on LinkedIn. If they’re not “connected” and don’t offer industry insight, that’s a red flag.

Look, too, to their recommendations. Do they have any? Hopefully a few? Can they provide a robust list of relevant success in your industry.

Once you’ve done your research, it’s time to get to know them a little bit. So do Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, Facetime… pick your video conferencing poison.

I’ve been a recruiter for 20 years, and I cherish the relationships I’ve built with so many clients. If you want to see whether we might be the right fit, contact me today.

By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific, Inc.