Every traditional recruiter has the potential to be a successful modern recruiter.
At LinkedIn Talent solutions, our interactions with recruiting industry leaders have helped us identify many common myths about being a modern recruiter.
Here are 7 myths clarified so that nothing stops you from succeeding as a modern recruiter:
Myth 1: You need to pay an expert for a dazzling professional profile
You just need to dedicate two hours to spruce up your LinkedIn profile
LinkedIn's equation for a dazzling profile:
Killer opening + rich media + certifications + volunteer activities + interactive updates =
A dazzling new profile
Myth 2 :You need to be extremely tech savvy
Do you know how to use a smart phone, a laptop and the Internet to have interesting conversations and make connections? Congratulations! You’re as tech savvy as you need to be!
Myth 3 : You need access to sourcing secrets
If you are serious about transforming your recruitment process and practice, you have industry experts to guide you.
LinkedIn's equation for being a sourcing ninja:
Smart talent pool + Smart search + InMail + Talent Pipeline + Analytics = Sourcing success
The Talent Sourcing Quick Start guide can provide you some starting tips.
Myth 4 :You need to hold an MBA
A modern recruiter invests in his own personal development. He/she borrows from various disciplines but she may not be from B-School. Try signing up for webinars, newsletters and following blogs to stay up to date.
Myth 5: You need to already have a vast network
Modern recruiters are not born with a huge network of people. More often they don’t shy away from initiating contact, reaching out and building their networks from scratch.
You can also read Social Recruiting 101 to simplify your job as a first step to becoming a modern recruiter.