If you’re currently looking for a job, you owe it to yourself to use every tool at your disposal. You are probably on LinkedIn, active in local professional networks, and diligent about refining and updating your resume. But have you also considered working with a recruiter? This could be the one tool you’re missing to help you find the job you want. Here are just a few of the reasons that a recruiter can be such an asset:
Multiply the Results of Your Networking Efforts
Networking can be a time and labor intensive process that delivers frustratingly small returns. It is the job of recruiters to maintain vast professional networks of employers, industry insiders, influencers, and thought leaders. By connecting with a recruiter, you are suddenly connected to everyone in their network.
Learn About New and Unreported Job Vacancies
There are lots of open positions that never get posted on the major job boards, or even the official website of the company. That’s because in many cases, these companies rely primarily, or even exclusively on recruiters to fill their vacancies. If the number of opportunities you are finding is not as large or exciting as you had hoped, a recruiter can introduce you to a world of possibilities that you didn’t know existed, and provide you direct links to the employer.
Gain the Trust of Potential Employers
Recruiters have spent years cultivating relationships with companies across the country. These companies trust the recruiters to deliver them candidates that have the skills, experience, and personality that they require. That means when you finally sit down for an interview, the hiring manager already believes that you are a solid candidate simply because of the recruiter that you’ve partnered with.
Refine All Your Job Search Resources
Recruiters don’t just make introductions. They also help you improve your resume, hone your interviewing skills, develop career goals and strategies, and bolster your professional credentials. In every way possible, they help mold you into a professional that companies are eager to hire, and eager to pay more.
Mediate Your Salary Negotiations
If you are offered a position, your recruiter will serve as the mediator during the salary negotiations. Their goal is to reach an agreement that is beneficial for both sides. That can help diffuse the animosity that often accompanies these negotiations, ensure goodwill between you and your new employer, and ensure that you receive a compensation package that is fair.
Is your interest piqued? If you would like to learn more about what a recruiter can contribute to your current job search and your long-term professional future, contact a staffing expert from Selectek.