Recruiting, the classic procurement of personnel, is an important topic - but one that very few applicants really have any idea about. You should know these 28 things.

Application & Recruiting: 28 things job seekers need to know about recruiting

How recruiting works: 5 things applicants need to know

Incredible Company The world can do without employees, so every day millions of recruiters, which is the technical term for recruiters, are looking for the most talented and best employees in the respective industry. But very few applicants know exactly how recruiting actually works.

There are various ways to recruit staff, which, like many other matters of our time, are becoming more and more digital. The way to contact potential employees is accordingly much shorter than it was a few years ago. This does not only enable new ways of recruiting, the professions themselves are also changing strongly in the direction of digitality. According to the latest studies, around 30% of young talents use the American job portal LinkedIn to find out new positions in the job market to see.

  1. Use social media professionally: Job-related social networks are indispensable when looking for a job. LinkedIn plays an important part in this area and ensures that both recruiters and potential applicants use a common portal for job searches and recruitment. At LinkedIn, recruiters or job seekers have the opportunity to make the first contact for a potential collaboration within a few minutes with a short message. Above all, companies want to present themselves in a good light on the platform. Regular postings about company events, promotions by employees or participation in charity events ensure a positive image of the company.
  2. The digital future of recruitment: The Objective It is of every employer that talented professionals digitally learn about a potential job change can inform. For this it is important that the homepage of the various companies is user-friendly and SEO-optimized. It is always an advantage if your own website is designed in such a way that it can also be visited on a smartphone - after all, it is the preferred device of this generation.
  3. The end of the cover letter: Furthermore, it can be seen that companies are increasingly dispensing with the cover letter. About 10 years ago, the classic cover letter was still an integral part of everyone Application - those days are over. Modern companies are already relying on the detailed Curriculum vitae (CV) of the candidate and refrain from lengthy cover letters.
  4. One click application; With a so-called one-click application, the applicant can apply to a company as quickly as possible. By clicking on a button in the job posting, all the important data in your profile is automatically transferred to the potential employer. This often also works with the link to the LinkedIn profile.
  5. Artificial intelligence in the application process: Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more influence on the job search or take the recruitment process. There is already a so-called “matching algorithm” that works in a similar way to dating apps. Both applicants and companies can make a pre-selection and then the artificial intelligence compares which potential candidates could come together in the future. This leads to both applicants and recruitmentTeam to a lot of time savings.

11 steps: This is how HR professionals proceed when looking for employees

Many companies are already outsourcing recruitment to other companies and turning to so-called "headhunters" or "recruitment agencies" - a trend that will probably continue to increase. It is becoming increasingly important that the Jobs have a large reach and appeal to as many interested parties as possible.

This works best digitally. The classic job advertisement from the daily newspaper is becoming less and less important, because which young person still reads the daily newspaper today? A good job search is therefore a bit more detailed nowadays than it was a few years ago. In general, the individual processes can be broken down as follows:

  1. First, a requirement profile is set for the applicant.
  2. A job posting is then written.
  3. The job posting is published on various job platforms such as LinkedIn or Indeed.
  4. Applications are collected.
  5. During the same period, an internal recruiter contacts potential candidates for the vacant position.
  6. Applications are collected and judged.
  7. Job interviews are held - This is usually done online via Zoom or Microsoft teams.
  8. After the first interview, a pre-selection is made.
  9. There are further discussions with managers or team leaders.
  10. decisions are made.
  11. New employees are trained and a trial period is agreed.

Digitization & shortage of skilled workers: The 7 most popular professions on the job market

In the course of digitization, not only the search for personnel is changing, but entire professional fields. A vivid example of this is the entertainment industry, which is increasingly moving online. Various jobs are in demand here that can also be carried out as pure telework - for example in customer service, which is essential in gaming and ideally available around the clock. iGaming has emerged as an industry that has recorded the greatest growth. In the German market, the sector benefits from recent regulation and the creation of many new professions. The industry is broad, so in addition to video game portals, gambling sites are also among the employers in this area. But it is not uncommon for the company headquarters to be in countries such as Malta, Cyprus, Dubai or Hong Kong, e.g if casinos are active without a license from a German provider. Although the work can then be done via telework, the labour, social and tax regulations of the respective country must then also be observed. If you scale the development of iGaming to the entire entertainment sector, it becomes clear how much potential and movement there is on the job market.


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It is therefore no wonder that many companies are desperately looking for employees - not just any employees, but well-trained specialists. Because good employees not only increase the productivity of a company, but are also considered a kind of ambassador by sharing positive experiences from their working life with the outside world. Good, satisfied employees are therefore an important recruiting and employer branding tool for companies. Quite a few companies even pay bonuses when new employees are hired colleagues recommend. Because in some sectors there is a real Skills shortage. These are:

  1. Caregivers
  2. Doctors
  3. engineers
  4. IT specialists
  5. scientists
  6. craftsmen
  7. gastronomy and hotel workers

5 tips for applying and looking for a job

These examples show that the search for personnel and jobs has changed significantly and that original limitations such as location only play a subordinate role, but that there is great potential for committed applicants in certain sectors. But in today's job market, it's not enough to simply have the right qualifications - you need to be able to relate to potential employers sell.

Too often, job seekers focus on their resume and neglect the other aspects of the application process—even when the resume is undoubtedly important. Rather, an application is your chance to showcase your skills and experience and convince the employer that you are the right person for the job. If you are looking for a new employer, you should read the following tips.

  1. Search specifically: In order to find the right job advertisement, you should search specifically for it. Take some time and browse through the many different job advertisements on the Internet. Enter keywords in the respective search bars to narrow the search.
  2. Use your own Network: Go through your personal network of friends, acquaintances or former work colleagues. Who could help you? Who might even be hiring themselves? Having your own network is often the most effective way to embark on a new career path. Contact the person directly and be open to new ideas.
  3. Don't be afraid of rejection: Don't be afraid of getting rejected. Rejections are normal and part of the everyday life of an applicant or recruiter. Stay positive and don't let rejection discourage you.
  4. Create a LinkedIn profile: As already mentioned above, LinkedIn is an integral part of modern job search and recruitment. Create a meaningful profile and see exactly which job description suits you.
  5. Update your CV: Hardly any other document is as important when applying as your CV. Make sure you apply to a potential employer with an up-to-date CV. Also make sure that the CV has as few grammatical errors as possible Error contains and is as meaningful as possible. You also have the option of making your CV unique with personal attachments such as certifications or awards.

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