Recruiters… Not Used Car Salesmen

Ever get turned off by the thought of working with a recruiter? I know I did. When I began my own job search, I thought recruiters were pushy, dishonest, and didn’t always have my best interests at heart. Some recruiters even portrayed themselves as used car salesmen, always trying to “sell” me something as opposed to just helping me. Well I swore I would never do that to someone else.

I always had a vision of helping others. Let’s face it, your career is one of the most significant parts of your life, so I thought it would be so incredibly rewarding to be a part of that process for someone. I thought about everything I’d look for in a recruiter and decided to be just that! It’s all about building relationships and truly understanding what both your client and candidates needs are. Not just to fill an opening, but to really ensure a perfect marriage.

After 15 years of recruiting, I knew exactly why I loved what I did, but then I found that not everyone in the industry had the same perspective…that’s up until I decided to be a part of the SOAL train. All of the recruiters here at SOAL Technologies are so passionate about what they do, they don’t just submit to submit. The recruiters really focus on “serving” as opposed to “selling”. That’s when I knew I found my home.

At the end of the day, it’s all about building relationships, making friends, and really understanding someone’s goals.

Melanie Cunningham
Technical Recruiter

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