It’s interesting when I meet with my property clients as they often explain what they don’t like about using recruiters and why lazy recruiters are a problem. Very often they say it’s people throwing irrelevant CVs at them or meeting inappropriate candidates and wasting their time.
It’s also interesting when candidates say they have spoken to recruiters and have 3 interviews lined up with various different estate agents – having never met the recruiter. Then once I have met the candidate I have no idea why they were put forward to those companies, it might be that they don’t fit the brand, aren’t qualified or just won’t fit in with the team.
At Cherry Pick People we spend a lot of time making sure we find the right opportunity for our candidate’s and the right candidate for our clients. As I’m sure you’re aware, finding the right candidate is not an easy task. If it were I’d be out of a job. The right candidate isn’t just someone with a good CV it’s so much more than that which is why I believe all good recruiters should meet their candidates.
Every company is different and has something unique to them whether it be the way in which they operate, the culture, or their brand, and whether someone is going to be suitable can only truly be ascertained upon a face to face meeting. Particularly in the estate agency industry where personality is so important. I often meet sales and Lettings Negotiators with lots of estate agency experience thinking they’re going to be a fantastic candidate for my client but upon meeting them I quickly realise that they’re not the right fit at all. This stops my client wasting their time interviewing the wrong people and stops my candidate wasting their time seeing the wrong companies.
I think lazy recruitment is becoming a problem within our industry and is taking away some of the hard work and effort we do as recruiters. After all, I provide sales and lettings negotiators who make in some cases huge amounts of money for estate agents so the difference between the right candidate and not the right candidate might mean you make an extra £100,000 revenue at the end of the year.
If you are looking to recruit a sales or lettings negotiator or looking to get into estate agency, start here with Cherry Pick People – we will do our best to find you the RIGHT candidate or RIGHT opportunity.