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An Introvert’s Guide to Recruiting Top Tech Talent

Sep 13

Step 1: Listen really carefully to what your mind is telling you.

Step 2: Call someone who knows how to recruit and enjoys having one hundred small conversations per day and quickly building relationships with people they might never talk to again.

Step 3: Quit your job as a Recruiter.

Step 4: Find a career that values Introverts.

Step 5: Take that job.

Step 6: Tell your introverted friends to never go into Recruiting.


Thanks for the inspiration Heather Bussing, and check out her Introvert’s Guide to the HR Technology Conference

4 Comment to “An Introvert’s Guide to Recruiting Top Tech Talent”

  1. It’s a common misperceptions that introverts don’t make good recruiters. Speaking from experience, I believe introverts actually make better recruiters than extroverts for a number of reasons, not the least of which includes heightened empathy and active listening skills.

    Sep 14, 2016
  2. Tim, you crack me up. Can’t wait to meet you in person next week in Vegas.

    Ane Ohm
    Sep 13, 2016
  3. Counterpoint –
    With the prevailing practices of recruiters rarely picking up the phone and instead relying on inmails, studies showing the best time to email someone, and the man hours labored crafting “the perfect email guaranteed to be opened” I’d say that introverts are alive and well in the recruiting world.

    Dan P
    Sep 13, 2016
  4. We can only hope you are being tongue in cheek. But I fear you really believe your bigger than life ego driven opinions. Introverts can be outstanding recruiters. They are typically less full of BS than those extroverts who think they are gods gift to the recruiting industry. Just do a little Google search and you will find how many successful introverts are recruiters, but more importantly, how tired major employers are of the extroverts who think they are that gift.

    Parker Davis
    Sep 13, 2016

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