The saying goes, “curiosity killed the cat.” But what does that really mean?
Why was the cat curious in the first place?
What did the cat discover that was so dangerous?
We may never know exactly what happened, but one thing is for sure: curiosity doesn’t always lead to trouble!
Curiosity for a trainee recruitment consultant drives good questions which leads to listening and builds rapport with candidates and clients. Showing genuine interest in the people they speak to is a surefire way to help them engage in conversation.
A curious mind is always seeking out new information.
By finding out more about the roles they are working they will be better placed to match suitable candidates and make successful placements.
This trait will also help them with business development giving them a better understanding of their market and the challenges hiring managers face.
When recruiting training recruiters for your team ensure you include a roleplay in part of your interview process to test their curiosity.
Try giving them a CV and roleplay a candidate call. What questions do they ask? Are they interested in the answers you are giving and taking the time to listen to what you have to say? Are they asking more questions to give them a better understanding of the things you’ve discussed?
Curiosity may have been bad for the cat – but it’s key to being a successful recruiter.
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