#MyHRDiary: Recruiters Edition

#MyHRDiary: Recruiters Edition

A lot of HR Professionals say that Recruitment is their least favorite part of HR

Personally I won’t blame them, Recruitment isn’t only difficult(especially with our failed educational system), it has a lot of heartaches. As a Recruiter, you would feel bad a lot when you get No’s from clients and the final decision makers especially when you have committed all your time and energy.

Today, one of the first things I would like to discuss about which would make you a good Recruiter is the ability to spot talents. The first step is spotting the right profile

Sounds easy right? It’s not as easy as it sounds.

One of the technical tests we conduct for Experienced Recruiters is to share a ‘difficult’ role and ‘not so straightforward’ job description and ask them to search for profiles on LinkedIn.

We’re monitoring them to see:

1. Their ability to comprehend a job description

2. Their ability to search for the right keywords.

3. Their ability to look through profiles and determine the right fit

As easy as it sounds, not all job descriptions and roles are straightforward. Regardless of your background as a Recruiter, you should be able to understand various career paths to an extent. Lots of people are not able to do that.

I made a LinkedIn post recently where I advised people not to use keywords like ‘ONO’ and someone decided to justify why people do that.

Everyone is now a LinkedIn Coach and I would agree that a lot of what they preach are valid. However, LinkedIn Recruitment is not a small thing and international Recruiters spend most of their day spotting talents. It’s much easier than sorting through thousands of CVs

With advanced tools like Boolean search, Online Recruitment has been made easier.

If you’re considering a path in Recruitment, start practicing with LinkedIn

Learn to understand how LinkedIn works (beyond the usual stuff that Linkedin Coaches preach). Look at it from the angle of a Recruiter and start learning how to spot talents

Pick up a random Job Description and see if you can pull up the right profiles

Stay tuned for more episodes of #MyHRDiary where I would take you through my Recruitment journey.

Yewande Jinadu

Yewande Jinadu is a Young and Dynamic HR Professional who is a passionate about employability of Young Graduates. She is the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria (careerlife.com.ng) and the convener of The Employability Fitness Program, a program that helps young graduates overcome interview phobia through live interview mock sessions Her passion for impacting others and starting CareerLife Nigeria was borne out of her own personal struggle to get a job. As an engineering graduate who finished from a public university with no previous employability training, she struggled to find a job. She made up my mind to switch to HR with the desire to help young Nigerian graduates achieve measurable success in their career. Through CareerLife Nigeria's initiative, several graduates have become employable and gotten job several Job Offers. Recently she was recognized as one of the top 150 global HR Professionals and Top 50 Career Influencers by The Workbooth Yewande is changing the narrative for Young Nigerian Graduates You can reach out to her by sending a mail to: info@careerlife.com.ng and follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @careerlifeng

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