How to Become a Freelance Recruiter

A freelance recruiter is someone who is hired by a business or corporation to find the best possible employees for the company. Generally, the pay is based on a percentage of the full-time salary of the candidates that are found for employment within the company. The great thing about this type of employment is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home. The job simply requires you to have a computer with Internet access, a telephone, and wonderful written and communication skills. Also, a degree is not required, which means that there should be nothing holding qualified individuals back from taking on such types of jobs.

The first thing that you will want to do before applying for these types of jobs is to get recruiting knowledge. It is important to make sure that you are getting some sort of training as a recruiter. While a knowledge of how to be a successful salesperson is important, it is no where near as important as proper working knowledge of the human resources jobs out there. The principals found within those jobs are what you need to apply to your career as a freelance recruiter in order to make sure that you are a success.

The next thing that you will want to do in order to prepare for this type of job is to think about the various types of candidates you would like to be responsible for placement. The freelancers that are paid the most are those who recruit for marketing, advertising, technology, and accounting companies. Before you even begin to get clients, you want to put together a collection of resumes that are suitable for your desired field so that you are all set and ready to go. You want to be able to show that you already have a jump start on their needs.

Something that is important to this type of employment is the amount of money that you will be making. Recruiters are generally paid through a retainer, which means they are paid a set amount up front) or they are paid on a case-by-case basis with a percentage of the first year’s salary earnings of the hired individual. Pay is only made if the applicant accepts the position.

Once you have a good supply of resumes in the field that you are specializing in, it is time to build your network of clients. You will want to make sure that you are developing a reputation in your field in order to make sure that you are getting as many high-paying clients as possible. The more you are able to work, the more money you are going to make. And the more your reputation is valued, the more money you can expect to earn as well for this job.

The job can be a stressful one, and it is one that can have its ups and downs. This is especially true for those who work on a commission basis. If the companies are simply not interested in hiring because of the economy, or for any other reason, the recruiter misses out on a chance to earn some income. Then again, when times are great, they are truly great. A lot of money can be earned with these jobs, but a person must have dedication and focus in order to make a success of it. Without excellent people skills and the ability to manage your own work life, you would not be able to earn enough to live off of. Employment in this field without any prior experience is a risky one, but it is something that could very well pay off big time.

Make sure that you have your resume put together. Read it over and have a close friend or business associate read it over as well. You need to look at your resume and proposal letter as if you were looking to hire someone for a job as a recruiter. Would you be convinced to hire yourself for a job? If not, then you need to take a little time out of your day and focus on correcting your resume and cover letter until you are convinced that it simply cannot get any better and it will land you many jobs.

It is also a good idea to make sure that you are making connections with others in the same field. By doing that, you will be sure to be handed some additional work when you are in need. Even though it can be a competitive field, the contacts you make through your jobs are priceless. Just make sure that you are keeping yourself focused and try to stay up to date with what is happening in the industry. By keeping yourself well informed you will be sure to do your best with all of the jobs that you have from the various clients you will be working with. In the end you will see that all of your hard work for the jobs has paid off, as you will be reaping many rewards and benefits from it.

Open Recruiter allows you to register as a freelance recruiter, Where you can grow on your own. Join and create your network on the go.

Some basic features are listed below
1. Build Your Profile
2. Get Access to our Resume Database
3. Upload Resumes and earn
4. Easy communication with employers (Companies and Placement Agencies)
5. and much more.

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Article Credit: HR CROSSING

Open Recruiter. A Centralized Network of Employers, Candidates and Opportunities

It is now almost one and a half year when Open Recruiter’s portal was made accessible to companies and placement agencies across India. Providing free access to its resume database along with features to post unlimited jobs, walk-ins and internship listings. Open Recruiter is one of its kind of portal which allows companies and placement agencies to grow B2B network* for their daily basic need of resources and job listings. Allowing, Placement agencies to share candidate hot list and get access to jobs posted within their B2B Network.

Open Recruiter is a multi user system. That allows entire team to work under single registration.
E.g. If you are a placement agency or a company having team of recruiters. Open Recruiter allows multiple user creation under one registration. Each user can individually manage jobs and applications.

Some basic features listed below for employers
1. Post unlimited Jobs, Walk-ins and Internships Listing
2. Get free access to ever growing resume database
3. Manage listings and applications
4. Save resumes for future access
5. Easy share jobs
6. Create B2B Network for easy sharing of jobs and candidate hot list*
7. Get access to premium resumes from Open Recruiter*
8. Enhanced discussion board for posted jobs for people engagement.

Facility to freelance recruiters
Are you a freelance recruiter? Register as freelance recruiter at Open Recruiter and get access to all the features and services of Open Recruiter with a minimum payable monthly subscription charge.

1. Be your own Boss
2. Make more money!
3. Choose where you work
4. Set your own schedule
5. Upgrade your practices, policies and software
6. Decide what clients you want to work with
7. Feel more passionate about your profession

Open Recruiter provides you an independent platform. Where you can search for profiles, manage jobs and applications. Above that, you can search for companies and placement agencies and grow your B2B Network. Open Recruiter provides you a PAN India access and a great platform where you can grow on your own. If you have the ability you can market yourself to grab opportunities. Submit resumes and earn cash back for next month’s subscription.

*Open Recruiter provides all basic features related to recruitment (job listing and Resume access). There are features or services that are not directly available to all. There are services (B2B Network and Premium Profiles) only available to monthly subscription.

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How to write a cover letter?

Here are few tips you can follow while writing a cover letter:

  • Put a mutual contact’s name in the first sentence (I have been advised by my good friend ________ that your firm has a vacancy for _________). This introduces a personal element and will draw attention towards your application
  • Write an anecdote about your job experience or life – a little humour is perfectly okay and can work to your advantage. But stay within the bounds of honesty and keep it short
  • Your career summary should be brief enough to be covered in two or three sentences. Avoid being verbose – it will not earn your brownie points
  • Explain your qualifications with illustrations and also give an idea as to how you will be an advantage to the company
  • Conclude your cover letter by mentioning when and how you will get in touch with them again
  • Use the job description you are applying for in your cover letter, but rephrase it. Don’t copy and paste it from the ad if you are responding to one

No matter if you are sending the application by post or email, ensure that you use complete sentences and words and have done a thorough grammar check. Also avoid using abbreviations like ‘u’ instead of ‘you’.

Refer to a few samples of ideal cover letters before writing yours. Take a few ideas from them and avoid the mistakes you note in the samples. Do not copy and paste template letters in their entirety – make yours unique and interesting.