What Recruiters Know That You Don’t: Your Personality DOES Matter

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Here is another example of what recruiters know that you don’t– your personality really does matter.

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What recruiters know that you don’t. This is another example of that. The example is your personality does matter and you shouldn’t try and adapt yours to please a hiring manager. What you want to be doing is demonstrating the best version of yourself.

On their side, they have a sense of what the hiring manager is like. I’m gonna give simple examples. If you’re an introvert, interviewing with anrecruiter extrovert, or vice versa, it may not be a good match. If you’re interviewing for a sales role, and you’re a more shy and quiet individual and they’re looking for a hunter versus a farmer, someone who extends the sales within an existing account, this may not be a fit for you.

What recruiters care about is doing the deal. And when hiring managers evaluate people, they’re looking for someone who can fit within the culture. Now, this is a very basic way of doing it. And I’m giving very black-and-white examples. But look at it from your point of view; look at it from their point of view. I don’t want you to change. I just want you to be the best version of yourself when you interview and let the chips fall where they may.

So, what they know that you may not realize is that your personality does matter in how they try and figure out whether to submit you to one of their clients and whether or not you have a real chance of getting hired.

I hope you found this helpful. I’m Jeff Altman. Professionally, I’ve been known as The Big Game Hunter, stemming from my time in recruiting and I now coach people into new roles. People hire me for no BS career advice related to job search, hiring, management, leadership, career transitions, and workplace-related issues.

Come to my website, TheBigGameHunter.us There’s a ton in the blog that can help you plus you can schedule time for a free discovery call, schedule time for coaching with me, find out about my courses, books, and guides. There’s a lot there that will help you. Also, connect with me on Linkedin at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter.

Have a terrific day and be great!

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2400 episodes.

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