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Differences Between Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment vs Selection

People are busy finding a job. Having a stable job boosts your ego since you gain the capability of providing for yourself and your family what you need. However, finding a job these days is not that easy. Have you heard about the job recruitment and job selection in your area? If you are not still lucky enough to land a job, then you’d better watch out for those terms. Here are the differences between recruitment and selection.

Recruitment and selection are both phases of the employment process. “Recruitment” sounds more positive than “selection” because the Human Resources department encourages employees to apply. And “selection” is somewhat negative because it has the rejection process. Nevertheless, whether you are recruited, you will still pass the process of selection. Not all recruited persons are the best fit for the job.

In the process of recruitment, the company or the agency makes the move in searching for the candidates who would be appropriate for the job position, but this does not guarantee you will be hired. They are just amassing a pool of candidates wherein later on they can enter the next phase of the employment process which is the selection. Though being recruited makes you feel like you’re in heaven since someone wants you to work for them, you might as well give it a go. When you reach the selection phase, you will be prompted for screening through taking exams and answering interviews. If you have impressed them, congratulations – you now have a job.

When it comes to the purpose of job recruitment, it aims to build a pool of candidates with the talent  for the position. In turn, this process of job selection is choosing the right candidate for the job position. If you are recruited, you are playing as the reserve. The Human Resources department gathers a lot of talented candidates, but not all can be hired since there are not that many job openings. If you are not selected right at first, your resume will be put on the desk, and they will possibly call you if there are new job openings which match your skills and experience. In the process of selection, you vigorously compete to become the candidate who will outshine the rest.

When you are recruited, you won’t have to sign any contract or any promise of this and that. Remember that you are only on the reserve bench. You haven’t played anything for the company yet unless you are called. However, when you are selected, have your sigh of relief – you are going to sign that most-coveted job contract.

On finding a job, you just have to give it your best shot. Do your best not just well in the exams and interviews. But sometimes, doing this is not enough. Though you might have given it your best, others might get ahead of you. You know how someone is selected because of the shadows, right? Nevertheless, don’t lose hope. Sooner or later, you’ll get the best job for you.


1      Recruitment is a positive process wherein the company or the agency encourages you to apply to their job opening. Selection is a negative process wherein the applicant can taste the feeling of defeat when he or she is rejected.

2      The purpose of recruitment is to amass a pool of talented candidates to fill the job position resulting in one’s selection.

3      Being recruited doesn’t give you the contract for being hired whereas being selected gives you that most-desired contract.



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  1. nice article

  2. A very comprehensive article. very educative and supportive as well especially in doing my assignment.

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