[Insights] How to impress and influence recruiters

Before we look at solutions, it’s important to understand the rules of the game. The fact is, hiring managers don’t always have the time to recruit for themselves and even if they do, it can be a huge time drain to talk to everyone who wants to apply for the job. That’s why recruiters are called in to help. What that means for you is you need to figure out how to speak to, impress and influence the recruiter, not the hiring manager.

It’s tempting to think you’re the centre of the universe and are the only person who can do the job. Surely your experience will speak for itself, right? Erm, not really. The reality is, usually there are many people who can do the job (and do it very well for that matter!) and it’s the recruiter’s task to determine who’s best for the position.

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