May 18, 2021

What Makes a Good Recruiter? Or, How No One Goes to College to Major in Recruiting

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In this episode, our new host, Hirewell partner James Hornick, talks with former teacher and now Hirewell recruiter Emily Goor from our Managed Recruiting Practice about how she got into recruiting. When Emily decided that teaching was not going to be her long-term focus, she looked at her strengths and knew that she needed to be working with people. That’s a big part of what makes for a good recruiter, but there’s a lot more to it as well, and while James and Emily discuss this on the podcast, we’re going to discuss this topic all month on the blog.

First, though, James and Emily admit what every recruiter, everywhere will tell you: no one ever intends to get into recruiting.

But that’s okay. We know people get interested in recruiting because they are interested in people and want to change lives. Now, what makes for a good recruiter beyond wanting to work with people? James and Emily discuss that as well, along with Emily’s expectations when she started the job and what she knows one year into her work with Hirewell. What she didn’t realize is how many hats she’d be wearing or that she would need to be a career counselor, confidant and therapist. 

James and Emily focus on all of this, as well as James’s favorite topic: ghosting. 

This is a great conversation, and I’m excited to share it with you.     

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