There are many reasons to use a professional recruiter in your career search.
Recruiters in a specific field have many connections that are not public knowledge, so they can give you access to jobs that aren’t available otherwise. They already have a relationship established with the hiring manager of many companies and this speeds the process along. And the best part is that their services are FREE to the candidates.
Traditionally, the job seeker submits their résumé blindly to a human resources screener who has limited knowledge at best on what skills the position requires and what a great resume with experience looks like. Sometimes they are hourly employees and not devoted to effective and efficient screening. This leaves the candidate waiting for the phone to ring all day every day, when in reality their submission has been sitting in a folder on a desk and probably won’t get looked at for a long time… if ever. Do not ever submit your resume blindly!
Working with the recruiter is much different and more efficient and effective. The recruiter already knows what needs the companies have and if they contact you then you know that you are a cut above the rest of the potential candidates. If that weren’t the case they wouldn’t be calling you. So shame on you for not returning their phone calls in a timely manner. You are doing yourself a disservice and hindering your search for a great position, if you don’t utilize their FREE services.
Once you are in contact with the recruiter, they should detail everything about the position and interview you to gauge your skill set and self-marketing abilities. They should also be looking for potential problem areas in your interviewing technique and coach you into being more prepared for that face to face or the dreaded phone screen that most people struggle with. A recruiter should always tell you what they are going to do and whom they will be submitting your résumé and information to BEFORE they do it!
Another great aspect of using recruiters is the area of confidentiality. When you post your resumes on those online public job boards, you never know who will see them and what the repercussions might be. I have seen immediate terminations when the candidate’s current boss sees their employee posted and actively pursuing another career and it is becoming increasingly common for them to cut their ties with you quickly. They see it as a protection of their assets and in their best interest. So if you are going to post publicly you might as well tell your boss about it before they find out themselves.
When you use a recruiter you can focus solely on the interview process and leave the rest up to them. They will help you throughout the process and make your life that much easier in this stressful time. Always use a recruiter you can trust and someone you have had more than one phone call or face to face with because that shows they care about you and your relationship and will help you with all their abilities.
They should be industry specific to your career, for instance you wouldn’t use a restaurant manager recruiter like myself for the information technology industry and I sure wouldn’t want someone with an IT background sending me a restaurant candidate.
Also if the two of you don’t click immediately it is probably time to move on, but always keep it honest with the recruiter so they can help you. If you aren’t interested, tell them as soon as possible so they don’t waste man-hours on you.
With these tips I’m sure you have a greater understanding on the give and take relationship between you and the recruiter and can clearly see the many benefits of using them to pursue your next dream job.
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