What to Look for in a Recruiter?



Searching for a job on your own can be a challenging chore. Recruiters are here to make the process easier and help you find your place in the world. They should be the middle man between you and your dream job. Their helping hand should assist you in finding exactly what you are looking for. The worst thing you can do is get stuck with a recruiter that does not have your best interests at heart. Just like a job, there are certain things you should be searching for when scouting for a recruiter. Below are some characteristics that the J.M Neil team believes every great recruiter should embody:



Our recruiters at J.M Neil are one of a kind because they are genuine. They understand that they are dealing with real people and making an impact on their lives every day. A recruiter should be authentic and upfront. Our recruiters do not sell dreams; instead they work hard to turn dreams into reality for both the client and the candidate. A great recruiter must be genuine and have integrity.



Respect is a must for any real recruiter. At J.M Neil we believe in treating the janitor with the same respect as the CEO. Our recruiters believe in respecting everyone all the time regardless of their background or current situation. A great recruiter is there to help and will have the upmost respect every step of the way.



Honesty is key with any relationship. To make any relationship work trust is a requirement. The relationships that our J.M Neil recruiters have built are based on honesty and open communication. We are forward and direct with who we work with and aim to live up to a policy of honesty at all times.



Nothing is worse than working with someone who is inconsistent. An ideal recruiter should be as consistent with you as possible. Our J.M Neil recruiters focus their efforts on being consistent with people they work with every day. This means being in constantly communication and always providing updates!



Being considerate for others is a quality that all great recruiters must have. At J.M Neil our recruiters are extremely considerate and view the people we work with as people. They always consider how everyone will be affected by a decision and often make sacrifices to ensure everyone is pleased with the end results.


Passionate to help others

The most important quality that sets the tone for the ones previously mentioned would be passion. You must truly be passionate to help others if you want to be viewed as a great recruiter. When our recruiters are passionate to help others, they go above and beyond to make sure they are doing what is best for that person. Our recruiters find reward and joy from simply helping people which shows how passionate they are about being helpful. This internal passion is one of a kind and makes our recruiters stand out.



Scouting for a good recruiter is not always easy, but it is essential to remember you must be a worthy applicant as well. Focus on what you can bring to the table as a professional when searching for a valuable recruiter. The balance between both is what makes the job search much easier and effective.

We at J.M Neil hope this article can be a guideline to finding the perfect recruiter for you. Click on our “Meet Our Team” page to learn more about our amazing recruiters. Visit our job board to find the perfect job for you and one of our recruiters will be in touch!





A Piece of J.M. Neil


Tony Smalls believes that when searching for a recruiter, you must find someone who really wants to work for you. He feels compelled to get his candidates a job even if it means working after hours. Tony is willing to go the extra mile to make people feel like they are the best. His passion makes him a special recruiter on our team.



























Kaitlin Eker believes that a great recruiter drives to make a difference in the world. What makes her an awesome recruiter is that she genuinely cares about people and has a desire to help them progress in life. Kaitlin is an active listen to both the client and the candidate making her a great recruiter on our J.M Neil team.