#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 the Founder of CareerLife Nigeria(careerlife.com.ng) and also a Strategic HR Business Partner of a leading tech firm. She's a certified HR Professional with a mix of Generalist and Specialist Experience who supports the business to achieve it's goals through the people. Her strengths are in Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Organization Development and Employer Branding. Her social initiative, CareerLife Foundation solving UN SDG Goal 8 is aimed at reducing unemployment by helping graduates and professionals become Employable and accelerate their career growth. With various awards won both locally and globally, her vision is to help millions of youths achieve measurable success in their career. Yewande holds the Senior Professional of Human Resources International (SPHRi) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), USA. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) and has a Practitioners License to practice HR in Nigeria. She's the Convener of the Employability Fitness Program, an initiative aimed at helping young graduates overcome interview Phobia and the barriers in Recruitment process through mentoring. She is a public speaker and has been featured on various media platforms including: BellaNaija, SheLeadsAfrica, GuardianWoman, Women of Rubies etc Some of her recognitions include: Top 50 Career Influencers in Africa by The Workbooth Magazine and also a the top 10 Platinum members of Career Influencers. Top 150 Global HR Influencer by Social Micole. Top 100 Career Women in Nigeria by 9to5Chick Top 30 Leading Women in HR by Worden HCD 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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