Pariti Talent

Earning and Learning: Micah's journey so far as a Pariti Talent Referrer

September 8, 2023
Osato Asabor

In the ever-evolving landscape of recruitment, individuals like Micah are carving out a niche for themselves by connecting skilled professionals with thriving companies through Pariti's talent network. We sat down with Micah to share his journey so far and what being a part of the network has meant to him.

Meet Micah Bernard Effiong, a resourceful Human Resource Professional with over 2 years experience in the FMCG industry/Consulting; keen in recruitment for both technical and non-technical roles targeted at providing rapid talent solutions to startups across the globe.

Q: How did you become involved in the Pariti talent network as a referrer, and what motivated you to join the network?

I stumbled upon Pariti while browsing LinkedIn for remote opportunities. The prospect of both learning and earning through referring top talents to African startups was highly appealing. Additionally, being compensated in hard currency was an attractive incentive.

Q: Can you share a success story of a candidate you referred to Pariti? How did you find the candidate and what was their response to getting hired?

Certainly! There’s a Server Engineer I referred who was successfully hired. After confirming his interest and referring him to Pariti, he sailed through the selection process. Needless to say, he was elated when he got the job.

Q: What qualities or skills do you typically look for when identifying potential candidates to refer to Pariti?

It’s essential that the candidates meet the non-negotiable requirements specified by Pariti. I screen them rigorously for these attributes. If a candidate meets the “MUST” requirements, I consider them for the referral.

Q: How do you approach reaching out to potential candidates and convincing them to consider opportunities through Pariti?

Transparency is key. I share the role's benefits and job description to ensure candidates have a clear understanding. Although some candidates wish to negotiate remuneration, I advise them to discuss it with the hiring manager during the interview.

Q: In your experience, what are the key benefits for candidates who join Pariti through a referral compared to other hiring channels?

Pariti stands out for its transparency and open communication. I once spoke to a Software Developer who had a poor experience with another platform. Pariti, on the other hand, has been extremely reliable and transparent, which has instilled trust among the members of the network.

Q: Have you ever encountered any challenges or obstacles during the referral process? If so, how did you overcome them?

Yes, one challenge is that candidates sometimes fail to follow through with the recruitment process. To tackle this, I send follow-up emails and messages on LinkedIn to ensure they remain engaged and informed.

Q: How do you stay updated on the job market and industry trends to ensure you're referring candidates who are a good fit for Pariti's opportunities?

I invest time in reading and attending webinars and training to stay current with industry trends. I’m also undertaking a course on Udemy, focusing on industry tools to improve my skills in identifying suitable candidates.

Q: Can you share any tips or strategies that have helped you make successful referrals within the Pariti talent network?

Utilizing LinkedIn job ads, posting in job groups, and seeking referrals from my network have been effective. For more specialized roles, I use Boolean strings on LinkedIn and Google X-ray to headhunt candidates.

Q: What kind of support or resources does Pariti provide to referrers to enhance their referral process and maximize their chances of making successful referrals that have been useful to you?

Pariti is very supportive, providing resources like videos on navigating the referrer’s dashboard, webinars, and community support through Slack. These resources have been immensely helpful in enhancing my referral process.

Q: In your opinion, what sets Pariti apart from other talent networks or recruiting platforms? How does the referral network contribute to this differentiation?

What sets Pariti apart from other talent networks is their swift communication, transparency, and efficient tools for monitoring recruitment processes. The referral network is vital as it ensures that Pariti always has access to a pool of high-quality talent in African countries.

Q: Has being a referrer for Pariti benefited you in any ways personally or professionally?

On a personal level, I have been earning bonuses with Pariti monthly, which has been fantastic. Professionally, I have been able to network with global talent consultants, share ideas, and gain knowledge through the Pariti Slack platform. Additionally, the training provided by Pariti has honed my skills in screening profiles.

Q: What advice would you give to individuals who are considering becoming referrers in the Pariti talent network?

I would say be determined and persistent. It’s competitive, and success may not come instantly. Don’t be disheartened if your referrals don’t get shortlisted right away. I've earned the eye for Talent Badge because I've been able to dive in to learn more about screening candidates. It's important to have a passion for talent acquisition, not just to earn commissions.

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