You may have noticed a question similar on this page, with no comments. This was intentional to cause some thinking to occur. I was asked this question this morning and I thought –WOW- That is a good question. In Sales, the position is traditionally known as a Sales Manager , or a District Manager (The manager of managers in a particular geographical area); In an Office Environment , this person could be referred to as the Office-Manager, or even V.P of Inter-Office Affairs. Where does that leave the Recruiter of Recruiters?
When you are at a social function or a dinner party, how do you refer to your career, or your present position- I’m the guy that finds the guy to staff the human resource department of Company XYZ’s new branch that will soon open after all the staff has been hired! Huh???? Can we try that again, this time in understandable English? The Recruiter of Recruiters is a necessary position in the personnel scheme of things……BUT……it seems to be a rather phantom position when it comes to pride or self-description. I’m sure there are more than a few of you that describe the position as “Just a Recruiter”.- However, you know and your company knows that you are much more than that. I would like all the Head-Recruiters or Head-Head-Hunters out there to feel free to comment on how you refer to yourselves, or how you describe the business which you represent. Somehow, I’m That Guy just doesn’t look good on a business card, and Salesperson of Salespeople seems so vague; It would be interesting to know what is the proper terminology for the Job. This is another Branding issue; one which has a very finite category for work; BUT….Branding is important in any industry and this one is no different.
This is my two-cents worth for today: As you find the people, that find the people, which find the people who fill the jobs; What do you call yourself or see yourself as?
Something else to think about……