Empathy is The Secret To Great Recruiting

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Sometimes being empathetic can be confusing. You might ask yourself, “Am I being empathetic because I care, or am I being empathetic because I know being understanding will give me leverage in the situation?”

The answer is both. Being good is always the best option. But I’m not gonna lie either: giving a shit is a real thing and gives you the chance to make your relationships mutually beneficial.

Bring empathy.

It’s one of the biggest things to which I attribute my success. It’s the reason I believe that I am one of the great recruiters out there.

What a lot of people don’t understand about empathy is that it’s not just about being caring, but it’s also the ability to understand people on a higher level. It has allowed me to easily create mutually beneficial relationships in both business and my personal life.

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Executive Recruiter. ✈ #ATL ↔ #SF ✈ Building companies is my favorite. Opinions are my own. Responsibility is freedom. 🖖

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Brian Fink

Brian Fink

Executive Recruiter. ✈ #ATL ↔ #SF ✈ Building companies is my favorite. Opinions are my own. Responsibility is freedom. 🖖

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