Recruiter Spotlight: Allie Futcher

Time to introduce new recruiter, we like to highlight the success of these placements with an interview with our independent recruiter and the employer. This week we like to introduce an independent recruiter that has successfully placed a candidate with our employers for a $10,400 referral commission.



Allie successfully sourced a candidate to Daman, Inc for the Lead Business Intelligence / Business Objects (BOBJ) Architect position.

                                                                       Meet Allie Futcher – Managing Partner/Senior Executive Recruiter working as  Independent Recruiter on JOBHUK                                                            Meet Allie Futcher – Independent Recruiter on JOBHUK

We decided to personally interview Allie to give us insight on her Jobhuk successful placement. Follow along in this interview and find out how she used her previous work experience to leverage her sourcing efforts.


Allie was working on JOBHUK since last four months and got her first successful placement two months back, she worked for many different clients on Jobhuk. She worked very hard and daily referred more than ten plus candidates to Jobhuk various clients.She was very determined from beginning and had earned $10400 referral money for one successful closure.We Congratulate her on success.


Did you use any social platforms to find this candidate? If yes, which ones did you use? If no, what did you use instead?

I used linked-in, and a few other sites.


What did you primarily like about Jobhuk’s dashboard in the process of sourcing this candidate?

I was able to speak directly to m point of contact on a regular basis and find which candidates they were interested in seeing.


What made you become an independent recruiter on Jobhuk?

I was working with another company and was contacted by Jobhuk team member and after our conversation she sold me on the company as well as all of the open positions she had available.


How did you find this candidate more qualified over the other candidates?

He had all of the requirements the client needed  and after our interview i knew he would be an asset to the company.


We are proud of all our independent recruiters for their continuous efforts at sourcing qualified candidate.

Want to become an independent recruiter? Join Jobhuk and start sourcing qualified resumes for high referral fees.


Characteristics of a Successful Independent Recruiter

Do you ever question yourself on what separates a successful independent recruiter from an unsuccessful recruiter? We developed this intricate checklist for you to learn about how to become a successful recruiter of your own.

  1. Knowledge of the industry. – Before diving in and using your network to find qualified applicants for your employers, an independent recruiter must know the ins and outs of the industry. You must read the job description and learn about what makes an applicant well qualified from one that barely misses the mark. This knowledge is beneficial to multiple freelance recruiters. One, you will gain the respect of an employer for always referring qualified leads. Employers use freelance recruiters to help sift through the leads that are deemed unqualified. Two, you will save yourself time by not having to focus on many applicants at once for a specific job post. Knowledge is power and a money maker. 5
  2. Organization – Learning to stay organized is a vital characteristic in a successful independent recruiter. As you grow your network and you start submitting resumes, you want to stay systematized on each applicant’s status and tracking. Jobhuk provides you with tools to track applicants for independent recruiters. However, tracking is only one organizational component to success as a recruiter. Staying organized will keep you on top of who you are meeting with at the moment, the industries you are currently communicating with to find applicants, and most importantly your network and the employers you work with will notice how well you handle multiple assignments at once.
  3. Networking – Success in freelance recruiting is about expanding your reach to make sure the right candidate comes across your path. In order to expand your reach, an independent recruiter must continuously network. Networking does not mean that one must concentrate on the quantity of the people, but more so on the quality of the people they encounter.
  4. Patience – The most important key to becoming a successful independent recruiter (and life itself) is patience. Recruiting is a very competitive market to qualify leads and earn commission. It requires patience and perseverance to earn that high split fee payout. Employers are looking for the key individuals that can fill that role and do it successfully. Because their time and money go into molding this individual into their company, they want to know if this individual has the character and drive to become one of them. That means they may reject most of the resumes you send over. Though, the one they receive of yours that is qualified, the successful hire will earn you high returns that was worth the patience and perseverance.

These four aspects to becoming a successful independent recruiter will leverage yourself from among the current agencies. Independent recruiting is a position which provides a high return of investment. If you have the knowledge of the industry, stay organized in your work, continuously network with individuals, and stay patience through the process, you will become successful at recruiting.

4 Reasons to Become an Independent Recruiter

  • 1. Become your own boss. As an independent recruiter, you are able to set your own working culture, working environment, and working rules. Recruiting as a freelancer gives you freedom to make the business choices and networks you choose to target for sourcing resumes.
  • 2. Schedule your own hours. Working independently as a recruiter provides you the luxury to work on your own schedule. Though, the strict 9am-5pm is not usually one that an independent recruiter needs to set for hours, but timing does make a difference. It is all about timing when sourcing candidates to a pool of applicants in an employer’s inbox.
  • 3. Increase your self-worth. Knowing the employer and their culture is important to find the correct applicant. Understanding the personality of a vast network of job seekers can make your job more valuable. The employer knows that you are not only vetting qualified applicants, but also through an additional personality fit process. Referring your network not only vouches that you know their personality. In turn a company is more likely value your thoughts on an individual’s strengths/weaknesses.
  • 4Money, money, money. Working as an independent recruiter has its monetary benefits when the recruiter knows how to source the best. Each referral is worth the continuous follow ups, validating resumes, and consistent communication between candidate and employers. One referral can keep you comfortable until you work for your next referral.


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