Here are top five things which recruiters want from you or a job seeker but will never tell or public it.
TIMING IS MONEY
This is first and foremost that impresses the recruiters. You are replying to their emails / calls promptly. As bad as you want a job they also have the deadlines to meet for the clients and to deliver profiles. We may think it is an ‘easy-go process’ but when it comes to actual grounds the recruiters are even working and sourcing remotely outside their office hours. If you happen to be in a conversation with a recruiter then be mindful to read between the lines, carefully read the emails and listen to their words on phone calls. You should not miss out any important information which is related to time and they are expecting to receive from you.
YOU ARE NOT THE BUSINESS GOD
It really gets funny if you are portraying yourself to be the God in the industry irrespective of your experience and qualification. This may give a feeling of a fake profile / experience unless it is in line with the job requirements. You need to make sure that your skills and expertise are adequately listed and reflect enough of the essential requirements which are needed. However, you additional proficiency will always be an advantage. Do not make a mistake to influence recruiters and to believe in your superlative profile.
NO RESEARCH | VERY BAD
Recruiters would love to hear your knowledge and this potentially is the gap where you as a candidate can take lead among others. If you have not done any research on the company and unaware what is happening in your industry it really imparts a negative impression. Here is an opportunity for you to give away your best and show them how prepared you are, the knowledge you have and as well your serious attitude to work for the company you know a lot about.
BE HONEST WITH RECRUITERS
Because you began so nicely with the recruiters and conversing in a professional manner, here is your test now. In case you are given a counter offer from another recruiter or a company then be honest with the recruiters whether or not you wish to withdraw your application and that you are going to join another employer. It is completely fine as long as you inform and update them well ahead and right in time. Believe me, the recruiters are your weapons for your job search. Be honest and do not mess up your business networking relationship.
JUST FOLLOW UP DO NOT BE PUSHY
I have noticed this and experienced that recruiters sometimes intentionally put you on hold just to see how you react in that time-frame. Following up is always a great practice to tell the recruiters that ‘hey, I am still active with you and looking forward to the next update’. Do not go on a sleep mode or start using a different email ID / phone number, you must be and remain in contact with them. Do not show your frustration and beg for updates every next day when you have spoken or conversed with a recruiter. Give a decent 3-5 working days gap to follow up.
The game of job search is interesting. Recruiters are the defenders and you must show your talent and skills on the field to hit a goal.