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Top 7 Reasons to Become a Freelance Recruiter

Danna Sulaiman - Mar 10, 2017 11:15:00 AM

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Free as a bird: Get out of the in-house or agency jail-house and take flight into freelance recruiting. 


Who wants to be bound by shackles and chains?

In a free country, that sounds like an absolute outrage. 

As with any other human being,  you're not okay with being stripped of your liberties.

So why are you okay with being locked-in to someone else's old and tired vision of recruitment? 

It's time for you to break free of the mundane and begin your freelance journey. 

Here Are 7 Reason Why:

1. Be Your Own Boss

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Become your own boss and the only person you'll ever take directions from again is your GPS's voice automation. Destination? Success! 

Take your career by the wheel when you go out into a freelancing role.

It's a long and sometimes bumpy road, but it'll lead you along a better journey. 

If you mess up, you'll have yourself to answer to.

You'll come to realize that both letting things slides and beating yourself up won't help you get where you want to go. 

Instead, when mistakes are made and orders are delayed, you'll just have to examine, analyze and redirect your goals so you can continue along a prosperous journey. 


2. Make More Money!


 When you plant the seeds of success yourself, soon enough with the right blend of inputs, you'll be growing a great garden of wealth for yourself and your family. 

Whereas an agency caps you off at 25%, as a freelance recruiter, you get to keep 100% of your profit margin. 

The better your client base and the stronger your candidate pool, the more your wealth will keep mounting. 

If you have a hard time pulling clients at first, you can always get some support from a third party supplier. Donaldson & James helps freelancers get clients; in this set-up you still take home a significantly higher pay - 35% versus a lower 25%. 


3. Choose Where You Work



 Glasshouse. Beach house. Treehouse.

Wherever you want to work, you'll be able to as a freelance recruiter.

Make sure you have a dedicated office space, and if you have a spouse, partner or kids around, make sure they understand that when you're working, you mean business!

Lifestyle balance is, after all, a give-and-take-kind-of-pendulum, right? 


4. Set Your Own Schedule


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High-tea hustler? 

Work at your own pace, on your own time and set up your own schedule. 

Just remember, you only get out what you put in...So more effort and time is generally correlated with more rewards when it comes to independent recruitment. 

5. Upgrade Your Practices, Policies and Software 


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Wipe the dust off the old systems in place from centuries past at your in-house firm. 

Create policies that create efficiency in client interactions (i.e. don't go through 5 different people to decide how you're going to fulfill a clients order) 

You get to choose what kind of ATS, Marketing Automation, and other cloud services your recruitment firm might benefit from. 

Keep up with the times and the changing landscape of every-day recruitment. You'll need to be digitally savvy and have a strong hold on best practices in marketing to really build a strong pipeline. 


6. Decide What Clients You Want to Work With


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 At an agency, you're assigned to however many clients your firm decides to sign-on. That means the pressure is high to fulfill certain quotas, even if this means your customer-service rating takes a dip. 

Over-time, this kind of set-up leads to poor client-recruiter relationships. 

When you set-up your own agency, you can place a value on quality of clients versus the number of contracts you've signed. 

Also, you get to decide what industy you want to recruit within. 


7. Feel More Passionate About Your Profession


Work can be a drag if you do not genuinely enjoy what you do and feel an excitement about your day. When you're working for yourself, it's kind of like you're mastering a talent of somekind (well, a talent of finding talent, specifically) 

Rather than a job, it's almost akin to a sport or hobby - you become somewhat of a talent enthusiast passionately enraptured by your pursuit of tremendous person-organization fits. 

Are you ready to spread your wings and fly off into the boundless freedom and heights of Freelance Recruitment?

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Topics: Freelance Recruitment, Independent Recruiting, Affiliates