12 Important Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started a Career in Talent Acquisition

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A talent acquisition specialist

Do you find yourself answering hundreds of emails a day, scheduling numerous interviews, updating calendars manually, and fighting endless anxiety attacks?

Welcome to the world of talent acquisition in 2022!

There is never a dull moment in the life of HR because we’re always learning new things. With that being said, talent acquisition is a very challenging yet rewarding role for any professional.

Just like any other career, getting started in talent acquisition isn’t easy. Sometimes, we wish we had a list of things that we had known prior to getting started in our careers.

So if you’re a talent acquisition specialist, then you will most likely relate to the 12 things you wish someone told you before you started your career! 

You need a lot of resilience… and patience.

Rejecting candidates with always sting, no matter what.

If a candidate is not a good fit, then don’t try to force it.

If you thought you didn’t have anxiety, then you probably do now.

Spreadsheets and outdated processes won’t take you anywhere in recruitment.

An AI-powered hiring platform will always come to the rescue.

You will have bad phone calls and you might hate picking up the phone, but don’t succumb to telephobia.

Start finding and sourcing candidates sooner!

There’s no harm in showing great candidates that you believe in them.

You’ll pick up amazing and valuable knowledge about recruitment and interviewing (after 100 phone screens or so).

Don’t be afraid to solicit feedback from others.

Recruitment nightmares are real, but you will survive.

Takeaway thoughts

Talent acquisition is hard, we know. Our sign-off message to anyone who is an HR professional, or seeking a career in talent acquisition in 2022; always keep going and push forward!

Failing and making mistakes is just part of the learning process, but helping candidates land their dream jobs is a feeling that is hard to match.

To all the talent acquisition specialists who are struggling to attract the right talent, engage qualified candidates, create an efficient recruitment process, and hire faster – look no further.

EVA-REC is a multi-award-winning hiring platform that helps small businesses to corporate giants build skillful workforces and hire top talent at scale. It makes it far easier for talent acquisition specialists to find, attract, and hire the right people, every time. With world-class integrations and AI features, EVA-REC creates a rich and immersive hiring experience for talent acquisition teams and candidates alike. Request a one-on-one demo here and get to see EVA-REC in action!

Make talent acquisition easy and simple‏

Learn how our all-in-one hiring platform can help you make the right hires faster with an automated talent acquisition process. Discover a better way to attract and retain top talent today.
Start sourcing for free‏

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