Recruiters and the Instinct of Immediacy: Doing it NOW!

The most powerful tools a recruiter can have—even before he or she masters tactics—is immediacy and proactivity. To do a thing immediately, acting in anticipation of future problems, needs or changes.  

A few Examples:

You have a new job order? If it’s workable, recruit for it—make a submission happen—market someone in NOW!

 Your client expresses interest in a candidate you present? He wants to phone interview at the end of the week? Influence him to do it NOW! Tonight, not tomorrow or the end of the week! Once a client expresses an interest in a candidate—even at the beginning of the process—you have an obligation to protect your client’s interest—time is your enemy!

You have a hot, marketable candidate identified and he/she has agreed to send a resume in a few days or next week? Type it yourself and submit it NOW!

 Your client wants to make an offer? Your candidate receives the offer and wants to “think about it for a week or two”, or even a few days? The candidate should be prepped to accept NOW. All questions should be answered and he should just be waiting for the offer to be extened.

A note about the quest for immediacy: Don’t allow it to harm the closure of a deal either. There may be times when some people, when pressed for decisions, would rather make the wrong decision rather than a timely one. A candidate may decide not to interview or to decline an offer because they feel pressured for time. It’s amazing how many candidates would rather not take action at all if they feel uncomfortable with the timing of that action. 

 The place to start in developing the Instinct of Immediacy is to force yourself to ask one question regarding every action and activity you have on your desk right now—whether it’s how you’re planning and executing or how your deals are running—”How can I make this happen NOW?” Examine how you can bring proactivity to every element of your business.

It’s easy to be lulled into a trance by a challenging marketplace. You stare out there at all the objections and your eyes glaze over. And that’s exactly what your competition wants you to do. They want your blood to run nice and slowwwww, they want you to put off what you could do today. They want you to sit at your desk listening to the ocean waves. WRONG!! This is one of those instincts that can be developed that, over the long haul in our business, will bring more and more benefit as time goes on. It will save you deals, it will give you business, it will separate you from the mediocres. And the best thing about it is that you can start doing it NOW!!

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  • Allison Sullivan was amazing! 

    She found my resume online and reached out to me. I had been in the market looking for the right next step in my career for several months and had been receiving calls daily from different recruiters so I didn’t expect anything magical to occur overnight. Allison called me, we chatted quickly about my work experience and she advised me she thought I’d be perfect for a client she was working with….and literally the next day I got a call for an interview with the client. The day after the interview, I was immediately offered a position consulting on insurance claim management. Allison was checking in with me each step of the way and made the transition from unemployed to working at a career I’m excited about in no time at all! I cannot thank her and Patrice & Associates enough for all their help!  

    ~ Shane Laughran

    Allison Sullivan was amazing!
  • I am very thankful for Liz Costa.

    She was kind, informative, and very encouraging during the process of applying, interviewing, and finally accepting the position once it was offered to me. I have worked with several recruiters before and Liz was the most friendly and professional at the same time. She made me feel comfortable and also made me feel confident during the interview process. After only a few weeks, I now consider Liz a friend and would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in the looking in the labor market. Thank you Liz, I appreciate you as a person and a professional.

    ~Brent

    I am very thankful for Liz Costa
  • Jonathan Litt set me up for success!

    I am truly excited to start this new journey at this restaurant. I can honestly say I don't think I would have been able to pull this off without Jonathan Litt's help. He was more than professional but at the same time he was authentic and explained everything I needed to do to make things work. He definitely set me up for success. My confidence level wasn't what it used to be, but with his help he made me believe in myself. He encouraged me and believed in me as well. I will never forget his efforts. My appreciation for his work and dedication will always be remembered. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this process. I am forever grateful.

    Thank you again,

    Latifah Walker

    Jonathan Litt set me up for success!
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    Very helpful and professional! Goes out of his way for people!          

    Thank you for all you do!

    Ken M.

    Rick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!
  • Rick Weaver is great!

    I love it at my new career and picture my future here. Rick was awesome in helping me choose where I need to be and how I had to get there. It took a lot of interviews and me turning jobs down because it wasn’t a fit for me. At my new career I’m in the right place!  

    Thank you,

    Shaunte

    Rick Weaver is great!