Unless you’ve been locked away in a dark room all day it’s pretty hard not to miss the fact that today is Valentine’s Day. The day when courting couples show their undying love for each other, the day married couples pretty much ignore and the day shops and restaurants see a huge boost in their profits.
But if you’re looking for that soundtrack or mix tape to get you in the mood for love then we’ve created the perfect playlist for every recruiter out there.
Beyonce – Listen
Well this goes without saying because in order to work in recruitment you have to be a great listener. You have to listen to what the client wants and what the candidate is looking for. Let’s face it, if you don’t listen, then you can’t deliver.
Take That – Patience
Every recruiter needs the patience of a saint! Even though you think a job is the perfect match for a candidate they may disagree and ask you to keep looking. You will have to sit back and wait for that perfect opportunity and having that patience should eventually pay off.
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
It would be useful if a recruiter can read body language (see what I’ve done here?). This special skill will tell you what a client or candidate is thinking without you having to ask the question. Clever isn’t it?
Ariana Grande – Problem
At some point during your career you will have to solve a problem or two. And as you might have already found out – they might not always be the same problem. So problem-solving skills are essential to be a recruiter to tackle a number of scenarios like people not turning up to their interviews, companies telling you that they already found another candidate, not being able to match a candidate for a certain position for a long time.
Cyndi Lauper – Time after Time
Filling those jobs urgently and getting your priorities right need great time management skills. If you can’t manage your time efficiently and effectively you might as well think about changing your career.
Adele – Hello
Every conversation starts at hello and hopefully it will be the start of many as recruiters have to go on and build good relationships with both their clients and candidates. Recruitment is a ‘people business’ and the better relationships you have with the people you are working with, the better the results.
Charlie Puth – One Call Away
While a lot of business will be done face-to-face, a majority of it will be done over the phone. You will be speaking to people on a regular basis so good communication skills are vital.
George Michael – Fast Love
Speed is of the essence when you’re a recruiter. It’s quite likely that both clients and candidates will use a number of sources to get what they want. So the quicker you get them the results, the better for you.
Coldpay – Us Against The World
You know the saying “team work makes the dream work”, well that’s definitely true if you’re a recruiter. Working side-by-side and hand-in-hand with your co-workers will often provide better results than if you try to juggle everything on your own – unless you work for yourself of course. Team-working skills are critical if you need to lead a team of recruitment consultants or collaborate with others to find the best candidate for that high-profile client.
Have we missed any love songs that relate to recruitment? Let me know by tweeting @UndercoverRec!