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How to find an intelligent IT recruiter?

The secret to finding a recruiter is both simple and complex at the same time. On the one hand, you only need to find a specialist who will do what he would like to get from his superiors. On the other hand, the recruiter is a very important part of the “company mechanism”, because the success of the whole organization will depend on the quality of the candidates that he selects.

Main selection criteria

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Who is an IT recruiter? This is a person who is engaged in the search and selection of developers, designers and other specialists in technical professions. He focuses on the IT labor market, has experience in successfully sourcing and communicating with candidates, conducting preliminary screening, and also focuses on the main technologies and the specifics of their use. When choosing an IT recruiter first of all it is recommended to pay attention to the following criteria:

  1. Qualificational. What does an IT recruiter need to know? A qualified recruiter must know where and how to look for candidates of various specializations, be guided by what is interesting to technical specialists in new projects, what they can be interested in and how to build communication with them. He must also be able to communicate with the Customer (internal or external), convey information about the market and, if necessary, coordinate changes in job profiles in order to quickly close vacancies.
  2. Objective. They include previous results of a specialist, for example, the number of closed positions for a certain period, the level of positions, locations in which the recruiter has experience, knowledge of languages, a level of understanding of technical aspects and so on.
  3. Psychological. They imply personal characteristics that affect work efficiency – the ability to avoid conflict situations, sociability, perseverance, the presence of analytical thinking, the lack of personal sympathy for applicants, etc.

The search for a recruiter for a full-timeposition involves the selection of a candidate who will best meet all the requirements, while market realities should be taken into account. Now it is important to pay attention not only to the level of education, but also to personal potential, the ability to adapt to new realities, the ability to easily leave the comfort zone, and “consume” new knowledge.

Recommendations and testing of candidates

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One of the fastest and most effective ways to verify the professionalism of a particular applicant is to collect relevant recommendations. By the way, this method is also suitable for the selection of a recruiting agency. Trust is required for recommendations received personally, as they are truthful and more valuable than written ones. It is most optimal to ask for a response about a specialist from a former employer or his subordinate, colleague (in the case of an agency, you can contact a current or former client).

However, it is important not only to receive, but also to correctly analyze the information. For example, a person could quit due to a bad attitude of the employer, who then can simply slander the applicant. It is best to collect 3-5 recommendations and then analyze the answers provided. In no case should you base your decision on recommendations from one person.

In addition to recommendations, it is possible to understand whether a candidate knows all the features of IT recruiting through testing. It can be both theory and practice.

If you have not yet decided whether you need a separate IT recruiter position in the state we recommend you to contact AboutHR agency. We know everything about proper recruiting and offer comprehensive services for the search and selection of IT specialists for various positions. Our agency works on the market many years and has in its staff exclusively experienced recruiters who have closed dozens of positions for vacancies. It is possible to order from us both one-time selection and constant support under the contract on mutually beneficial conditions. We are open to cooperation with companies of different levels from all over Ukraine – Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Odesa, Lviv, etc. AboutHR is a guarantee of results in the shortest possible time.