Do You Want To Be A Recruiter?

Being a recruiter can be a very rewarding career, but it’s certainly not for everyone. We are looking for specific individuals who may or may not have industry recruiting experience.  We believe the best recruiters possess a unique combination of skills and traits that enable them to attract, evaluate, and secure top talent effectively. Here are some of the key traits that we look for to distinguish the best recruiters for Cornerstone Recruiting:

1. Excellent Communication Skills:

  • Active Listening: They listen carefully to understand the needs of both the employer and the candidate.
  • Clear and Persuasive: They can clearly articulate job requirements and the benefits of the opportunity, and persuasively sell the position to candidates.

2. Strong Interpersonal Skills:

  • Relationship Building: They build strong relationships with candidates and hiring managers, fostering trust and collaboration.
  • Empathy: They understand and empathize with the concerns and motivations of candidates.

3. Detail-Oriented:

  • Thoroughness: They pay close attention to details in job descriptions, candidate resumes, and interview notes.
  • Accuracy: They ensure that all aspects of the recruitment process are handled meticulously, from job postings to onboarding.

4. Persistence and Resilience:

  • Determination: They are persistent in their search for the right candidate, even in the face of challenges.
  • Resilience: They can handle rejection and setbacks without losing motivation.

5. Adaptability:

  • Flexibility: They can adapt to changing job requirements, market conditions, and candidate availability.
  • Learning Agility: They continuously learn and adapt to new recruiting technologies and methods.

6. Strong Networking Skills:

  • Proactive Networking: They build and maintain a broad network of potential candidates and industry contacts.
  • Engagement: They actively engage with their network through social media, industry events, and professional groups.

7. Analytical Skills:

  • Data-Driven: They use data and metrics to inform their recruiting strategies and decisions.
  • Assessment Skills: They can evaluate candidates’ skills, experience, and cultural fit accurately.

8. Integrity and Professionalism:

  • Ethical Conduct: They maintain high ethical standards and confidentiality throughout the recruitment process.
  • Professionalism: They represent their company and the candidates professionally and respectfully.

9. Time Management:

  • Efficiency: They manage their time effectively to handle multiple requisitions and candidates simultaneously.
  • Prioritization: They prioritize tasks to ensure timely and effective recruitment processes.

10. Marketing and Sales Skills:

  • Brand Ambassadorship: They promote the employer brand positively and attractively.
  • Negotiation: They negotiate job offers skillfully to reach mutually beneficial agreements.

11. Problem-Solving Skills:

  • Creative Solutions: They find innovative solutions to recruitment challenges.
  • Resourcefulness: They leverage various resources and strategies to find the best candidates.

12. Technical Savvy:

  • Tech Proficiency: They are proficient in using recruitment software, applicant tracking systems (ATS), and social media platforms.
  • Digital Literacy: They stay updated on the latest recruitment technologies and digital trends.

If you possess some, or most of these traits, we would love to talk to you about joining our team. We offer one of the best compensation packages in the industry, competitive benefits and a life first company culture where you can grow and fine tune your skills in a competitive and enriching environment. If you would like to learn more please send your resume to Charlie Dougherty at for immediate consideration. You can visit our website at


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