If you are good recruiter, there is nothing interesting about you. You read through resumes and pay attention to what is written there. You care not only about placing the candidate, but also about candidate interests – or at least you pretend well that you do. You respond to your candidates quickly. You keep them well informed about the selection process and the timeline. You take time to let the candidate know if they weren’t selected. BOOOOORING!
Now listen to me. Having quite some experience on both sides of the table I will teach you how to be a horrible recruiter and add to that pool of hatred that hundreds of people already feel towards the recruiters.
1. Never read the resume past the phone number and email address part (2nd and 3rd line – I’m helping you out). Really, who cares if the candidate’s only relationship with software was translation services for the software testing company. The person was able to spell “software”, of course they will be able to write code, manage databases or supervise a group of iOS developers. Network Engineering? Bring it on!
2. Candidate has salary requirements? What a nerve! Continue reading