By: George Owen

5 Traits Recruiters Love To See In A Candidate

If you want to make the most out of your recruitment agency, you need a great relationship with your recruiter. So, what are they looking for in an ideal candidate?

Skills and qualifications may vary across professions, but some characteristics are universally important, whether you want to be a Nurse, Teacher, Healthcare Assistant, Vet, or Social Worker.

Here are the top five qualities recruiters love to see in their candidates.

Commitment and Ambition 

A candidate who is forward-thinking and committed to their goals is a dream to work with. If you know where you want to go, it’s much easier for a recruiter to help you get there. Commitment to working with your recruitment agency is also incredibly important. The last thing a recruiter wants is to spend weeks securing you the perfect job or interview only to find out you’ve taken a role elsewhere or changed your mind. Your recruiter is committed to helping you find a job, so it works best if you show them the same commitment.

Reliability and Communication

Which leads us on to communication. Most employers cite good communication skills as vital to any role and it’s no different when it comes to your relationship with your recruiter. The more you communicate with your recruitment consultant, the more they know about you, your experience, and your ambitions. Keep your recruiter updated as much as possible and make sure you’re reliable when it comes to contact and opportunities – it’ll guarantee that your CV is at the front of the queue when a great role comes up.

Experience and Qualifications

Of course, recruitment is easy when your candidate has the exact experience and qualifications they need to get their dream role. Building up experience takes time but there are plenty of ways you can work on personal development even if you’re new to a career. Undergoing continued training and securing new qualifications not only demonstrates your capacity for growth and learning to any potential employers, but it also makes your recruiter’s life so much easier. Seven’s jobs are almost always specialist roles and require a particular set of skills, so make sure your CV matches the job you are applying for!

A Great CV

Your CV is your recruitment consultant’s main tool when it comes to securing you a role, so make sure it’s up to scratch. Your CV should be clear and accessible – don’t make it hard work to read. Keep it short and snappy and tailor it to the role you are currently pursuing. Proofread it several times and have someone look over it for you to make sure you haven’t made any mistakes. And above all, be honest! Check out our full guide to writing the perfect CV for more tips on creating the kind of resume that warms a recruiter’s heart.

Enthusiasm and positivity

 Last but not least, recruiters love positivity! We know job hunting can be tough and it can be lengthy, but a little enthusiasm is infectious – the more positive you are, the more positive your recruiter will be about finding you your dream role. Of course, we’re not saying every candidate has to dance and sing their way through the recruitment process! But a little passion, optimism, and confidence goes a long way.

If you’re feeling ambitious and enthusiastic about finding your next role in social care, healthcare, nursing, criminal justice, animal health, education, or life sciences, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Or, head over to our website and upload your CV now. We can’t wait to work with you.