National Recruiter Day – May 30th, 2018

National Recruiter Day – May 30th, 2018

National Recruiter Day 2018 was definitely the best year yet.

This year, something happened that has never happened before. A vote took place on LinkedIn declaring the People’s Choice Best Recruiter of 2018.

Do you know who won?

In this article, I am going to share a bit about National Recruiter Day, where you can find a list of great recruiters to work with, and who was voted the best recruiter of 2018.

What is National Recruiter Day

In case you didn’t know, National Recruiter Day began on May 30th, 2017 and was started by Find My Profession.

With all the wacky national holidays out there, national recruiter day seemed like a no-brainer.

A lot of people have opinions about recruiters and it is not uncommon for them to be generalized.

National Recruiter Day is about taking time to appreciate the good recruiters that have left a positive lasting impression.

Here are some National Recruiter Day fun facts (facts being used very loosely):

  • National Recruiter Day is recognized in over 15 countries including the USA, India, Brazil, UK, Canada, France, Italy and Mexico.
  • National Recruiter Day is awesome and worthy of a day off (for recruiters only).
  • Recruiters are ‘thanked’ 10x more on National Recruiter Day than any other day of the year.
  • It is against the law to say anything negative about a recruiter on National Recruiter Day.

What Recruiters Should Do

Ask your boss for the day off!

National Recruiter Day is one of the most important days in the recruiter world and should be taken off.

Take time to research and evaluate all of the top recommended recruiters.

Reach out to them. Ask them for advice. Learn from them.

National Recruiter Day isn’t just about celebrating the great recruiters of the world.

It’s about self-reflection and personal development.

What Everyone Else Should Do

Take time to appreciate the good recruiters that you have worked with.

Type them a message on LinkedIn. Give them a call. Write them a letter. Send them a gift basket.

Chances are, this recruiter helped land you in the job you are in today. The least you could do is tell them thanks.

Here’s what you should not do on this very special day:

National Recruiter Day is not the day to tell all the bad recruiters why they were bad.

List of Recommended Recruiters

Every year, we ask the users of LinkedIn to tag an amazing recruiter that they have worked with in the past.

Below are this year’s recommended recruiters.

Check out the most recommended recruiters of 2017

People’s Choice Best Recruiter Award

While there are a ton of amazing recruiters, only one was voted the Best Recruiter of 2018.

Tabitha Trent Cavanagh aka #TabTheRecruiter received the most comments and likes on LinkedIn confirming her as the top recruiter and winner of the People’s Choice Best Recruiter Award.

We asked Tabitha how it felt to be the winner and what advice she has for other recruiters. She responded:

“I am extremely grateful and humbled to have been chosen as this year's Briefcase Coach People's Choice Best Recruiter! There are so many wonderful & deserving recruiters out there, some who were named and many who were not. To share the recruiter spotlight among these elite professionals is a true honor.

My advice to new recruiters: Always begin with your WHY. That will drive you when the going gets tough. This business revolves around consistently and passionately elevating others. Be their advocate. Build authentic relationships and, at the end of the day, simply care about people. Ezra 10:4”

 – Tabitha Trent Cavanagh

Conclusion

I hope everyone had an amazing National Recruiter Day.

While this day is particularly special for recruiters, it's important to always have an attitude of gratitude for anyone you work with.

If you work with a professional and they do a great job, let them know!

Don't wait for an annual holiday to pay someone a compliment or let them know you appreciate them.

The time is now!

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