How to be a freelance recruiter

Written by konex on 05 October 2022

So, you have decided you want to be a freelance recruiter? If so, congratulations! Being a recruiter and earning extra income from it is easy on Konex! As a freelance recruiter, you will refer job seekers to the various roles on the konex platform. From there, the konex team will work with the job seeker guiding them through the interview process. If the job seeker is successful in getting hired, then you receive a reward – it is as simple as that.

How to become a recruiter

There are a lot of fantastic benefits to being a freelance recruiter. For starters, this role is remote, so it can be done in the comfort of your own home. It can also be treated as either full time or part time job, and if you are successful with your referrals, the rewards that you earn could provide you with the flexibility and freedom that allows you to spend more time your family, you could travel, buy the things you always wanted to, work on pet projects, save for the future, and so on.

So, what do you need to do in order to be successful? Well, success in recruiting involves understanding what the client is looking for in a new hire and then being able to find someone who matches that description. Naturally, having a large personal network will be a huge advantage to you, but if you do not have this on day one you can build your network by leveraging a variety of tools such as social media, social clubs, and friends to find job seekers.

Tip #1: Expand your network

It goes without saying - building a professional network is key for the success of any business. In the case of recruitment, it means meeting new people, widening your circle, and cultivating meaningful relationships.

There is more than one way to go about this. Whether you join online communities or attend in-person events, make sure you stand out from the crowd, build relationships, and stay connected. This gives you more options when you need to start looking for candidates for a position you are working on. Linkedin is a first place recruiters start at, so start expanding your network here will be your long-term asset.

Tip #2: Be familiar with the industry you are recruiting in.

Finding a mentor could help you, but before then you could consider researching the hiring company. You’ll be surprised about how many recruiters do not perform this simple task, which can put them on the back foot when it comes to engaging with job seekers. Research can include visiting the hiring company’s home page, searching for the company on YouTube for clips and also doing something similar for the role itself. This will also help you when it comes to referring suitable candidates. It will also help you when you engage with the job seekers themselves as you can speak using the industry terms they are familiar with, which will help give you credibility in their eyes.

Tip #3: Work on your professional image.

This involves keeping up to date with the latest trends in the industry as the job market is in constant evolution. Being familiar with the role you are working on will help with the way that you communicate with potential job seekers when you are referring jobs to them.

If this is something you see as something like a hobby, then you can approach freelance recruiting in any way that brings you enjoyment. However, if you are serious about earning referral rewards, then it is just like anything – if you want to be successful, then you need to put in the effort. To get the best out of the time you are working, you may want to consider a more structured approach. Put aside a certain amount of hours each day to work on the roles and set a schedule like you would do if you were in an office environment and make sure you are clear on what you want to achieve during this time. Otherwise you may find yourself unproductive and not being able to make the number of referrals you were intending to.

Working as a freelance recruiter has a lot of upsides and is something anyone can do if they really wanted to. However, in order to realize some of these benefits, there are a few skills you will need to master; the ability to grow your personal network, knowledge in the industry, being professional and adaptable and most of all, you will need to be disciplined.

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Ready to get started? See the open job postings with referral rewards on the konex platform. check the job positions that we have open and try referring today.

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