Would you like to work as a Recruiter? Then here are the top 10 qualities needed to make a success in Recruitment.


  • Listening Skills

For a Recruitment Consultant it is important to be a great listener. Its important to not only listen to the clients but the candidates to. That’s the best way to make a successful match in the work place

  • Confidence 

You need to be confident not just about yourself but also about the services you offer to your clients, companies as well as jobseekers.

  • Marketing Skills

Knowing how to market and promote you and your services effectively to clients and candidates is of utmost importance. If you have lots of candidates on your database but are not able to convince a company to hire any of them, you will not close any deals. Your marketing and selling skills are therefore crucial. No clients, no business.

  • Relationship building skills

As a Recruiter you are working with People all day every day. It is important to be able to build a relationship with your clients and your candidates. “Emotional banking” is key. Building a personal relationship with the client so they are more than just a number,

  • Communication Skills

Working as a recruiter to be a great communicator, no matter whether face to face, on the phone or via email is very important.  Being tactful considerate and gracious at all times.


  • Multitasking

Since you deal with companies and candidates on a daily basis you will need to juggle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Keeping in mind the details of various jobs, companies and candidates is important in order to work efficiently as well as effectively.

  • Time Management Skills

Having great time management skills is essential because certain positions need to be filled urgently and getting your priorities right is paramount.

  • IT and Social Media Skills

These days everything is computer based. Spread sheets, time sheets and GEL to name a few. Also, being familiar with various social media recruitment strategies and IT technologies will give any recruiter an edge and proves that you are a professional who keeps up with current trends and technologies.

  • Reliability

If you want to be perceived as a trustworthy professional you need to be reliable when it comes to punctuality, offering the services you promised within a certain timeframe etc. If you can’t keep up with small things nobody will trust you and offer you bigger challenges in the future.

  • Team working Skills

Sometimes you need to lead a team of other recruitment consultants or you need to work in a team in order to find the best candidate for a high calibre company. Knowing how to manage people in order to achieve a set goal is important; good communication between all team members will guarantee that misunderstandings  will be avoided.