Do you work in an office setting with others? You probably have had a Potluck, where your co-workers would bring different food items, for everyone to eat. Some are good at making desserts, others a main dish and still others liked to bring the plates, cups, napkins and drinks. Everyone was good at something and brought that to the meal.
I learned how to Recruit, by Potluck. When I started recruiting, it was a full working desk. I needed to get and find the jobs and then find the candidates to fill the jobs. That is a lot to learn for anyone who is new to the industry. As I looked around the room at the 10-15 other recruiters -What was Recruiter 1 good at? What was Recruiter 2 good at? And so on…
If I knew Recruiter 1 was good at cold calling, then I would walk over to their desk and listen to them on the phone. I would sit for 15-20 minutes and pick up what I could. Next, if Recruiter 2 was good at coaching interviews, I would sit and listen to them on the phone, talking to the candidates. And so on…
My point is not everyone is an EXPERT at EVERYTHING. As a Recruiter, I look at my desk and my work. Maybe I have gotten into a rut and my interviews have not been getting hired. Then go back to the basics – learn from your peers. How are they doing interview prep. In Recruiting, it has evolved and has changed; we need to evolve with it. But don’t forget the basics. Pick what you can from the experts/co-workers and make it your own.
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