Making a cold call, interviewing a candidate, negotiating salaries are all in a day’s work, so being brave enough to have those conversations will make things go a lot smoother.
Treat candidates well.
Remember these candidates may not be a good fit for this position you are currently working on but they could be the right fit for a position you are in charge of in the near future, so be kind.
Listen, learn, and try new things. But don’t suffer in silence. If you don’t understand, ask. Be polite; make sure the person you are asking is not in the middle of a call. Ask if they have time. But ask your question.
In training, when being coached, when your mentor gives a tip. Write it down. Review later. And implement.
Starting a new position regardless of what career path you choose can be scary but if you are about to be a recruiter for the first time follow these tips above and you will be fine.
By Artyse Esannason | People Science Talent Advisor