A Day in the Life of a Senior Technical Recruiter
Here at INT, we have several Senior Technical Recruiters that work every day to ensure clients and candidates needs are met. The main goal we all share is to make everyone involved in the recruiting and hiring process happy. In this blog, you’ll learn what it means to be a Senior Technical Recruiter and what a day in the life of one consists of.
As Senior Technical Recruiters’, it’s our main responsibility to keep a strong pipeline of talented IT professionals. What I mean by this is that we need to keep all information, processes, and services in check. This consists of focusing on the locations our clients typically hire in, the skillsets needed by a particular client and role, knowing the work environment of our clients, and more. Our goal is to find candidates that are not only technically qualified for the position but are also excited about the projects and the client they are potentially going to work for.
At the end of the day, we need to make sure both parties, the client and candidate, are happy with the outcome of the hire. It’s important to remain transparent throughout the entire process with both the client and the candidate. Being trustworthy and building that relationship with everyone involved is so important. Being in the technology industry, it’s also important to be up-to-date on technologies, market trends, and technical skillsets.
A Day in the Life
The day-to-day of a Senior Technical Recruiter, I’ll admit, begins with a lot of coffee. If you’re not awake and excited throughout the day when talking to candidates, then the candidate won’t be excited. After our morning cup of coffee, we have daily delivery calls to make sure all of the workload is allocated. Going further, the main responsibility of a technical recruiter is sourcing and calling candidates, conducting interview prep and debriefs, and if all goes well with interviews, we extend the job offers to candidates.
Since the start of the pandemic, the day-to-day tasks of being a Senior Technical Recruiter have generally remained the same as they were pre-pandemic. However, some instances differ due to the change in environment. Placing a candidate in the perfect role has always been gratifying, but with the workforce changes due to COVID-19, it’s even more rewarding. Many companies have experienced budget changes, furloughs, and more due to the world’s situation, so being able to place a candidate in this environment feels like a civic duty. Making that call and knowing that not only the candidate but also their family is impacted by offering a role is a great feeling. Some interview processes are more extensive than others, so in some cases we are working with particular candidates for a month at a time. In this time frame, we are able to establish great relationships and really get to know the candidate. With the level of uncertainty in today’s world, it’s very reassuring being able to help people get the jobs that they both want and need. Relationship building is a very large part of being a Senior Technical Recruiter. You need to be able to get to know the candidate on a personal level so that you know how well they would fit into specific roles and environments. The overarching goal is to create the perfect match for both the candidate and the client.
Advice for Senior Technical Recruiters
For those of you in technical recruiting or looking to become a recruiter, it’s important to remember not to dwell on the rejections. The recruiting process, at times, involves rejection from both the candidate and the hiring manager side. Recruiting is a numbers game, and the satisfaction you receive from making a placement outweighs the rejections you’ll experience along the way. Also, remember to put yourself in the candidate’s shoes, especially given the circumstances of our current landscape. Always do whatever you can to be transparent and keep candidate’s in the loop during the hiring process. Be empathetic toward their situation and be the best advocate you can be.
Advice for Candidates Working with Recruiters
When working with a Senior Technical Recruiter, it’s important to remember to have patience. Along with patience throughout the hiring process, be transparent with your recruiter. Let them know if you have other prospects and/or exactly what you are looking for in a role. At the end of the day, everyone wins when we are able to fill a position with the right candidate. Ultimately, we are looking for success and are advocates for you, so let us know who you are and exactly what you are looking for!
As a Senior Technical Recruiter, we are here for you and strive to make the best placements for everyone involved in the recruiting process. If you are interested in working with a recruiter, feel free to contact us!
INT Technologies is the nation’s largest certified Veteran-Owned Staffing and Consulting Company. We have 20 years proven track record assisting our varied clients with their projects and staffing needs within the financial, insurance, healthcare, government, aerospace, and technology industries. Serving clients nationwide, our leadership team -comprised of Chris Knott, Richard Krause, James Moloney, Ben Meyer, and Carolyn Russell -focuses on integrity and service and the relationships they help build. Proof of our commitment to “our client is our highest priority” can be seen in the fact that each of INT’s founding clients remain INT clients 20 years later. www.inttechnologies.com