Recruiters are, by necessity, a diverse lot. Sourcing top-tier tech talent in Silicon Valley is a whole different ballgame from chatting up designers in New York City. Recruiters must respond to their contexts by adopting the tactics and strategies that make sense for their situations.
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Plus, recruiters are people, just like the rest of us. (Shocker, I know.) That means they all come to the table with their own unique personalities and postures toward the world. Combine this inherently human variation with a plethora of contextual needs, and what do you get?
You get Jobvite's recruiter typology, a list of 10 different types of recruiter, ranging from the old-school "Traditionalist" to the cutting-edge "Tech Geek" and everything in between.
Check out Jobvite's list below – and maybe you'll find your own "recruiter spirit animal" among the entries. Or maybe you're a whole new type of recruiter, just waiting to be discovered.