Critical Issues to Discuss with your Recruiter
Before you begin to work with a recruiter know what type of person you are looking for and what your urgency is for the person. A job description is a good starting point, but more important is to know the challenges and responsibilities for the position, the minimum requirements a candidate must have, the salary range you are willing to pay, why the position is important to the company, and why a top professional would want the job. Do you want someone based solely on their skills and / or experience, or one based on their performance? Just because someone has done something for several years doesn’t necessarily translate that they are the best candidate for the job. What is more important is if they have the proven skills and can ‘get the job done’. All these items should be conveyed to the recruiter you are working with.
Your recruiter should be available to assist you, and save you time and money in your search. The more thorough you can be upfront about the candidate you wish to hire the easier it is for all involved in the process. Communicate with your recruiter on a timely basis and provide constructive feedback about resumes that are being presented to you. If you don’t, you are likely to receive the same type of candidate over and over again, thereby wasting your valuable time. The more information you can provide, the more your recruiter is readily able to assess and qualify potential candidates that ‘fit your mold’. Your recruiter wants to be able to do you justice and if provided the above information you will find that they will be able to do just that.