The modern recruiter has it far from easy. While the soft skills of recruiting are still relevant — good communication skills, outgoing personality, and keen intuition — the tech-driven world of work requires talent acquisition specialists to navigate a variety of tools, data analytics, and social media platforms. Recruiters can no longer just be great “people people”—they need to be great tech people, too.
The essence of great recruiting is to fish where the fish are. As times change, the "recruiting waters" get overfished. This is what makes the profession so highly flexible. Over the course of a decade, the success of one technique creates the demand for the next.