Posted by Geoff Zodda, Managing Director, IT Staffing Services at Glenmont Group
As a recruiter in such abstract industry as Legal Technology, we tend to think outside of the box on a number of areas, including how to source candidates, ways to improve our game, challenge ourselves and get that edge to beat out competition.
Most recruiters will attempt to stay sharp by attending seminars, reading the newest book on how to become the next Danny Cahill or utilize a free webinar (trust me, that won’t keep you sharp). The outside the box thinking that I will propose for all recruiters that want to stay sharp is the following; Why don’t you apply and attempt to get an interview or two with an organization that has always interested you? Now, you might not be interested in switching positions, or even be interested in entertaining this, but what better way is there to educate your candidates than by going on an interview yourself! You’ll get back that feeling of what it is like to be in your candidates shoes, back in the firing range – experiencing elements of an interview first hand. Not to mention, in order to best prepare candidates for interviews and the hiring process, we need be experts with this.