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Life as a Corporate Recruiter

November 16, 2018

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Hey there! I’m Nicole Hayworth, and I’m Netsertive’s Corporate Recruiter and, actually, the entire Recruiting team. I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into a day in my life. 

The first thing I do when I get into the office is check my emails and respond accordingly. This might mean scheduling an interview, reading an interview evaluation from a hiring manager, or answering a question for a candidate. After this, I usually head into the kitchen for some fresh fruit (one of my favorite perks at Netsertive; did you know that I save $150/year on apples alone? Yes, I did the math). Next, I head over to our Applicant Tracking System to see who applied to our job postings overnight. If a candidate looks like a solid fit for one of our roles, I do my best to send a request for a phone screen as soon as possible. In this job market, it’s really important to move quickly. After that I generally move to LinkedIn to check my incoming messages there – whether it be from an applicant, a potential applicant, or a reply from someone I reached out to myself.

I think the most important part of my role is phone screens. I love being the first point of contact that candidates have with our company, and enjoy being a trusted advisor to our hiring managers, making the final decision as to whether or not a candidate gets to speak with them.

I like to schedule phone screens for the morning; I’m a morning person, so that’s when I feel that I can give the most energy to each individual. My phone screens tend to last 20-30 minutes, and depending on how many jobs we have open, I can have anywhere from two to ten of those calls per day. Another important part of my role is reaching out to candidates on LinkedIn who aren’t active job seekers. Depending on our applicant flow, I can spend hours scouring LinkedIn for potential future Netizens. Something else I find value in on LinkedIn is seeing how our Jobs and my InMails are performing. I’ve gotten really into data this year, and I’m constantly trying to figure out the best way to word an InMail or how I can attract more candidates to a job description.

One of my favorite parts of my role is being able to interact with every team at Netsertive; they’re all so great to work with! If you’ve spoken with me (or likely any Netizen), you’ll know that our people are the best part of working here, and I feel very privileged to be able to have a part in bringing great people aboard.

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About Nicole Hayworth

Nicole is Netsertive's Corporate Recruiter. When she's not at work, you can probably find her running or teaching group fitness classes.

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