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2 Viable Niches That Might Surprise Recruiters

by | Feb 26, 2013 | Recruiter Training, Top Echelon Blog

In these continually challenging economic times, recruiters are becoming more creative in their efforts to be productive, and of course, profitable.  According to recruiting industry trainer Greg Doersching of the Griffin Group, one of the innovative things that recruiters are doing is finding new niches for themselves, in some cases unique niches that they might not have thought about before now.

Doersching mentioned two niches in particular that are hot at the moment, niches that could surprise recruiters.  Those two are listed below:

  1. Pyschomatricians—According to the definition posted on, “Psychometricians design and administer psychological tests, both to generate empirical data on mental processes and to refine their understanding of measurement techniques and the statistical analysis of results.”  Doersching had a much simpler take on the profession: “These are the guys who write SAT tests.”
  2. Travel Agents—No, we’re not kidding.  “You’d think that travel agents are the last people anybody would need,” said Doersching.  “The problem is that nobody can find them, and people are willing to pay for them.”

Doersching also indicated that any profession that has to do with math or science is in demand to some degree these days.

“Researchers, Developers, IT Engineers, the whole IT world, anything that is heavily math and science-based,” said Doersching.

Have youdiscovered any new or unique niches during the past 12 to 18 months?  Has anything changed about your current niche?  Are you considering switching niches during the next year?  If so, why?

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Greg Doersching is managing partner and founder of The Griffin Search Group, a national search firm working in the direct hire placement industry.  Recognized as one of the most cutting-edge voices in recruiting, Doersching has presented training sessions for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS); the American Staffing Association (ASA); and the Association of Canadian Search, Employment, and Staffing Services.

Matt Deutsch, the Communications Coordinator at Top Echelon, is a regular contributor to the Top Echelon Recruiter Training Blog.

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