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What is IT recruitment and how to become an IT recruiter? The Lucky Hunter experts hunt down the question

Interested in IT? Know English well and like to communicate with people? Then this article is for you! The Lucky Hunter IT recruiters Ekaterina and Maria are telling you how they came to the profession without any work experience, giving useful advice to beginning specialists and proving you why IT recruiting is an exciting occupation!
In order to understand what IT recruitment is and how to become an IT recruiter let's look at what recruiting is and what are its differences from HR. HR specialist deals with all issues related to human resource management: hires new employees, helps them with adaptation in a new place, motivates staff, evaluates personnel work performance. This is a very diversified area.
Recruiting is the process of sourcing and selecting specialists. The work includes: searching for candidates, email sending, conducting interviews, motivating specialists to perform terms of reference, negotiating with customers.

Who cuts out for this job?

Recruiter's profession is directly related to working with people. Therefore, the most important part in the CV of a fledgling recruiter is soft skills. This is sociability, high tolerance for stress, and the ability to find common ground with people. Hard skills of a specialist, his scope of education and qualification don't play a significant role. The main thing is the desire to work with people and learn a lot.


There are several focus areas in recruitment, one of which is IT recruiting. In order to become an IT recruiter, you must also have some other skills and understand the specifics of the profession.

The specifics of IT recruiting

The main difference between IT recruiting and just recruiting is that the IT recruiter must have a deep understanding of the world of information technology. IT recruiter constantly communicates with IT specialists, conducts technical interviews, analyzes the skills of candidates in accordance with customer requirements. In the world of IT recruiting has its own terminology, its own rules, and methods.
The Lucky Hunter specialists distinguish the following differences:
"The IT recruiter's profession differs in the fact that we don't have a fixed beginning or end of the working day. We usually manage our job within the working hours of those who work in the IT field and it is commonly either a very flexible schedule or around-the-clock. We have virtually no routine".
Ekaterina
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
"IT is an area where everything is at the cutting edge of technology. Therefore, all the people working in high-tech are in the thick of things. You are the first to know what is happening in the IT world."
Maria
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter

What should an IT recruiter be handy at?

Any recruiter must have such skills as flexibility, high tolerance for stress; the ability to work in a frenetic pace and perform several tasks simultaneously. Since IT is an international field, it is required to know English.
The Lucky Hunter IT recruiters share some more useful for beginning specialists skills:
"First of all, it's a constant desire to develop your skills. If you don't study up on a particular profession, a programming language, or a technological stack, you just won't be able to cope with the work. You also need curiosity, patience, faith in yourself. "
Ekaterina
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
"Knowledge of the developers' features. Your approach to specialists changes depending on the programming language they use. Although it's predominantly an informational thing but not your skill. If we are talking about skills, this is communication with people, endurance, calmness."
Maria
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter

Difficulties

The IT recruiters' work is multifaceted and requires a whole range of skills in order to cope with the tasks successfully, and it's not easy at first. All recruiters have their own sticking points:
"The most difficult thing was to overcome the fear of communication with IT specialists. At first, you worry all the time that you don't pick up enough information during an interview with a candidate as you always don't know or understand some things. It was hard to constantly obtain new information."
Ekaterina
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
" Writing letters. It was difficult to convey any information so that it was interesting to a specific specialist. Since I was only striking into the subject, I didn't understand what to lay emphasis on. Only when understanding the specifics, you know what to write."
Maria
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter

Can anyone be a great recruiter?

Despite a particular set of difficulties in the IT recruiter profession and specific job requirements, the Lucky Hunter team believes that everyone can become an IT recruiter if there is a strong desire:
"I think that every person can become who he wants to be if he is really interested in a particular field."
Ekaterina
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
If the desire exists, everyone can become an IT-recruiter. However, if a person doesn't initially have a desire to communicate with others, it will be difficult. In recruiting you constantly interact with people, even if the monitor shares you."
Maria
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter

Why IT recruiting is an exiting occupation?

To some extent, recruiting is like espionage. Since demand exceeds supply in the IT sphere, there is an active struggle for specialists on the market. IT recruiters are "hunting" candidates, attracting additional search channels and recruiting methods.
There are some more reasons why to become an IT recruiter is a good idea. The Lucky Hunter recruiters are sharing their stories:
"IT sphere is very exciting. I've always been interested in technologies and enjoyed communicating with people connected to the IT world. Moreover, I was learning programming a little during my studies. All this led me to what I am doing now, namely IT recruiting in Lucky Hunter. "
Ekaterina
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
"I've always been working with people and that's why I couldn't imagine any other sphere. For some time I've been working in pedagogy, but, unfortunately, there are no growth prospects in this sphere. So I've decided to change the scope of activity. Since I was skilled in communicating with people and knew two languages, I decided to see what was interesting and saw the "divine light" over the Lucky Hunter vacancy. I immediately realized that it was mine. Here everything depends on you. "
Maria
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter

The main advantage of IT recruiter's profession:

"Diversity. What I like the most is that we work not only with IT specialists, we work with different technology stacks, different companies, different countries. We work for the whole world, and I have no feeling that this work has the beginning or the end. You improve yourself because you constantly learn something new."
Ekaterina
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
"Here everything depends on you. In fact, the more you work, the more you get. And, as I've already said, you broaden your outlook. I absolutely didn't know this area, only superficial things. Now I know a lot about the sphere of information techology and that's cool."
Maria
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter

Useful tips for fledgling IT recruiters

If you've decided to become an IT recruiter, some valuable tips from experienced Lucky Hunter recruiters will help you:
"I would advise you to develop networking skills and communicate more with people from this field. You can learn firsthand what specialists really do, what they like most about their jobs, what priorities they have in terms of professional development, what they like in terms of working conditions. Communication is the main advice for budding specialists."
Ekaterina
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
"I've just adopted knowledge from the girls working here and from our leader. They've already got their lumps and can give you a ready answer: what you should do and what you shouldn't. You just need to adopt experience."
Maria
Lucky Hunter IT-recruiter
IT recruiting is becoming an increasingly popular service. Technologies are developing rapidly, more and more new specialties that people haven't heard about appear. IT recruiters are among the first to learn about new trends in the industry, and they know where the best IT specialists are "hiding". If you need to fill any IT job opening, please contact Lucky Hunter. We will be glad to help you!