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How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentino Martinez Jan 25, 2013. 8 Replies

Before the recruitment process starts, what questions does a recruiter need to ask to get a clear picture of the job description?Continue

What would be the 3 most important tasks of a recruiter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy McDonald Dec 11, 2012. 3 Replies

After an internship as an intern recruiter, and now working at an extern recruiting agency, I get the feeling recruiting is all about.1. Searching CVs2. Being on the phone (being it talking to…Continue

Should I learn about programming?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kris Oct 4, 2012. 10 Replies

Hello,I have started my internship at a recruiting company geared towards the IT world (web development, and others). I have a hard time figuring out 'good' resumes. All the ICT words dazzle me.…Continue

Graduation on University

Started Sep 14, 2012 0 Replies

Hello good people of Recruitingblogs,this is my first post on this forum. I used to be quit the forum junkie so I had a rule not to join any forums anymore. I have been reading daily on this website,…Continue

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Chris D'Mello liked Kris's discussion How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?
Jan 25, 2013
Valentino Martinez liked Kris's discussion How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?
Jan 25, 2013
Valentino Martinez replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"Good question and an issue that always causes confusion and frustration for all involved – recruiter, job applicant and employer. I’ve found one way to get a more functional job description from a client is to write it myself.  Yes,…"
Jan 25, 2013
Suzanne Levison replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"All responses, I agree. One question I always ask is," What do you want this person to do?", Bottom Line. Always talk with the direct report. The perception of responsibilities, department goals, etc, will be clear. Too, as the search…"
Jan 24, 2013
Theresa Hunter replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"Hi Jerry...I must raise my hand as to your above reply.  The reason, those laundry list of skills or even a short list is sometimes all that I have to go on to speak to a candidate.  I do go out to the website and read about the firm to…"
Jan 24, 2013
Jerry Albright replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"What I find interesting is a growing "acceptance" for lack of a better word - a laundry list of "required skills" yet no mention of the project or responsiblitities.  OK, client.  Now that I know what skills you need -…"
Jan 24, 2013
Theresa Hunter replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"Read the responses.  They are great and when I first got into recruiting I got the answer to these questions and more.  I work in the legal field and it seems within the last year or so getting a job description is harder than finding the…"
Jan 24, 2013
Sathish Arumugam replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"Job description plays a very important role for recruiters and for candidates appearing for interviews in understanding the job clearly.  The job descriptions are always well written in simple language and shared with the recruiters to source…"
Jan 24, 2013
Daylon Walton replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"I always ask about 'day to day' activities, not skillsets necessarily, but functional tasks... What 3-4 things does this person need to know and be able to do on DAY ONE... what would be "nice to haves" but not critical for this…"
Jan 23, 2013
Ryan Leary liked Kris's discussion How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?
Jan 23, 2013
Jerry Albright replied to Kris's discussion 'How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?'
"Start with knowing the company - who are they? what do they do? how's business? Then ask about the team - size? projects? goals? critical missions? Then find out exactly how this person fits in - duties? immediate goal? role within the group?…"
Jan 23, 2013
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How does a recruiter get a clear job description from their clients?

Before the recruitment process starts, what questions does a recruiter need to ask to get a clear picture of the job description?See More
Jan 23, 2013
Amy McDonald replied to Kris's discussion 'What would be the 3 most important tasks of a recruiter?'
"I spend the majority of my day on the phone even though I am no longer in a recruiting role. When I was a recruiter, I spent all of my day and part of my night on the phone. It takes good planning, for sure, but it can be done. Multi-tasking…"
Dec 11, 2012
Kris replied to Kris's discussion 'What would be the 3 most important tasks of a recruiter?'
"If you are on the phone so much, how does that rhyme with multi-tasking? How much of your time do you spend on your phone on a daily basis? "
Dec 11, 2012
Amy McDonald replied to Kris's discussion 'What would be the 3 most important tasks of a recruiter?'
"As a full cycle recruiter, my answer to this question would be.   1. Finding and Qualifying a job order : Without a good job order and a client that will respect and work well with you, you will struggle to succeed. You need to be a detective…"
Dec 11, 2012
Kris posted a discussion

What would be the 3 most important tasks of a recruiter?

After an internship as an intern recruiter, and now working at an extern recruiting agency, I get the feeling recruiting is all about.1. Searching CVs2. Being on the phone (being it talking to candidates, or cliënts)3. Making new connectionsIf you are great at these 3, are you then seperated from the poor and mediocre recruiters?See More
Dec 11, 2012

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