It seems like in any profession, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newbie, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of bad habits and lousy tactics.
Habits are worse than mistakes, as they doom us, much like our friend Sisyphus here, to an endless cycle of failure.
Experienced recruiters know what works for them, and what doesn’t – but that finesse also makes them susceptible to getting too comfortable and locking themselves into a set of habits. Fresh recruiters on the other hand think they know the ropes and get too cocky, too fast – usually losing their placements because of incorrect negotiation tactics, job misalignment, or relationship issues. New recruiters generally make mistakes, seasoned recruiters fall into bad habits. Mistakes become habits over time if they aren’t corrected.
So if your recruitment strategy has gone soft and you’re just going through the motions, or if you’re trying to recruit blindfolded with your fists up – here’s a refresher course on some of the habits most likely to hold you back.