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Are recruiters salespeople?

I know they have a quota and get commission, but is it the same?

Are recruiters sales people
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salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
It's a form of sales, absolutely.
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Cold calls, shitty leads,ย sourcing,ย prospecting, negotiating, closing, being surrounded by ineptitude, the whole deal. Obviously different though. Plenty of recruiters have business development responsibilities as well.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Yes 100%
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
Yes. Even if the recruiter works for the hiring company, they still need to sell it to the candidate.
captainav
Old School Bravo
Head of Growth, Partner
They typically don't understand the product, which upsets hiring managers majorly.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Yup they are sales but not revenue oriented rather "people" for KPIs
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Absolutely ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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