The Myth about Recruiting as an Act of Helping

By Obi Ogbanufe:

Technical Recruiter

Technical Recruiter

When we tell ourselves that we’re recruiting because we like to help other people, we ought to make sure we don’t fall into the trap of presenting ourselves as doing a favor to the candidate. Helping is something we do without seeking or wanting a payback in return. Recruiting is a service of attracting, screening, and presenting qualified candidates to organizations for a fee. Sometimes, we offer helpful advice within the constraints of recruiting, like when recruiters clean up a person’s resume, and give helpful interview tips; this is all for the benefit of the end goal – which is presenting a hire-able and qualified candidate to an organization.

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About Obi

Obi Ogbanufe lives near Dallas, TX. Her background is in technology, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. She started her career in NCR Corporation as a professional services consultant and then moved on to other job roles including Windows Administrator, Database Administrator, Programmer Analyst, Quality Assurance Engineer, and Database Developer with companies like Voyager Expanded Learning and She currently works as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Consultant and Trainer. Obi holds many technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Business Management Solution Specialist on Dynamics CRM, and Oracle Certified Associate (OCA). Obi spent two years working a technical recruiter for a company she started in 2006, recruiting candidates in different areas that included database developers, quality assurance, .NET developers. Today she uses her experience in IT and Recruiting to help individuals and organizations screen and qualify technical candidates through her book – Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter and training sessions.
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