There's a lot of buzz about freelance recruitment opportunities, i.e work at home options for recruiters.
While there is much interest in the topic, I have not really heard many success stories in relation to the same.
I am sure we would all gain from the experiences / insights of successful freelance recruiters.
This would also provide encouragement to those contemplating taking up freelance recruitment assignments.
Thanks and regards,
From India, Bhubaneswar
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valboojyes friend ....
it is the one of the future strategy in HR feild going to happen and is happening....by 2020 most of the work done (IT-Not critical projects,ITES, and software solutions)by the freelancer or part time workers and even other non-core functions.
From India, Hyderabad
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I'm new to this forum and am thoroughly impressed with the kind of knowledge sharing happening here.
I am an IT recruiter having over 4 yrs of experience in IT recruitment and around 2 yrs in customer service. I was working with a leading recruitment company and currently considering option of working as a freelance recruiter.
I would like to understand the process of working as a freelancer. Also what would be the terms and conditions if I were to work as an associate.
I'm currently based out of Bangalore.
Looking forward to your advice.
From India, Bangalore
teamgrouphrFirst of all, thanks Sujoy for bringing up this topic.
This is close to my heart because i started my career as a freelance recuiter only before i went on to have my office.
As far as the success rate in freelance recruitment is concerned, it is more or less same as that of a regular recruitment activity. But there are certain things which one must pay heed to before starting any freelance recruitment assignment.
1. The person who is going to be started as a freelancer must have money in his/her pocket to keep going at least for a period of 6 months. For example: when i decided to start , i gave myself 2 years and i had enough grands to keep going.
2. Don't beaten by "It's easy, i will do it anytime" bug. Freelancing means that there is no one to supervise you and thus self- discipline becomes very important , it's even more than when you are working in an office setup.
3. Make sure that you have a place, even if it is tiny, which is kept only for your work purpose. Calling from your bed while lying down will not bring any tangible results.
4. Be prepared to keep going even when the results are not encouraging. As they say, "Rome was not built in a day".
5. Finally, there is nothing like easy money. So, don't take up freelance recruitment if you want to make easy money. Its actually very very difficult money. It will take lot of time, dedication and commitment.
To sum up it all, all freelancing activities are not good for nothing. Today, more than 60% of my recruiters are freelancers and they are making good money. But it definitely takes time which is unlike claimed on various websites promoting different kind of freelancing opportunities.
If you have any doubt about freelancing recruitment you can ask me for a help at
From India, Delhi
HardeepTo add to what is already said, based upon my limited experience till date working with Freelancers :
a) Consistency is very important. Do not get into this with an attitude of " let me try it and see " - be very clear why you want to be a Freelancer and keep that reason always in your mind.
b) Even a " Freelancer" needs to be committed. Only when that commitment shows up in efforts will you start seeing some results.
c) As a natural corollary to above, work with maybe one - or two at the most - companies. More than that and yuo are sailing in too many boats , IMHO.
d) Recruitment now is a " Fastest Fingers First " game. If you get a requirement and do not respond within 1-2 days, perhaps freelancing is not for you.
e) Of course, very important to work with the right people who are having requirements which they understand well and can share that understanding with you. I don't think it is possible in a " Virtual " environment beyond a point.
f) And it is also important to aim at a mutually ethical and honest relationship. If you have doubts on that score you waste your time.
We have had some success - only with those who are taking a keen interest in the requirements we share with them. And we do have clear systems to monitor such interest, efforts and results. All of which gets factored in the rewards.
If you are in/near Delhi and have strong reasons to be looking at a Freelance Recruiting opportunity, talk to me at 9810290988 Delhi.
Best of luck !
From United States, New York
techsezWhile many points already covered from @TEAMGROUPHR and @HARDEEP
I just want to mention our experience so far with FREELANCE RECRUITERS
#1 "Work at Will" is not present in recruiting.. you must pick that phone and answer politely whenever it rings!..its only a "Work from Home" option .Very good option for Female/Male HRs on longterm leave still want to connect with their career(win-win)
#2 Freelancing is performance based job i.e sharing expertise..in otherwords,employers give this option to reduce cost,without compromising quality.whether your agreement is pay/month or per closure(rev sharing).results are must to continue with you.
#3 Finally, Freelancing is REWARDING for PERFORMERS! yes, highly skilled recruiters who knows how to get numbers will earn 2x or 3x or 5x of their regular office job.
if still need any details,feel free to ring me on +918886934822.
From United States, Erie
It's always good to connect with people in same line of business. I run A HR Consultancy and we have our office in Noida. Though we majorly source through LinkedIn, Facebook, other social boards and references still these all portals are required for interview events for bulk hiring. As there's growing competition in recruitment business and we need to be prompt in supplying candidates so along with available recruitment sources, we need complete access of all available job portals (naukri,monster, times etc). We have given a thought to cut our cost by inviting people having same business and make a team to buy these portals collectively.
We would like to connect with genuine professionals to create a team for long run. Please share your coordinates here or get me your contact number to call.
From India, New Delhi