How To Help Recruiters Help You
Anthony Cintron points out the vitally important role that staffing firms and recruiters play in the job market today in this informative piece that helps job prospects make the best of the services they offer.
What is the best way to find a job in this economy? There are many ways in which search for jobs but the best way to get your foot in the door isn’t necessarily right through the company you want to work for. You may have an easier time getting in by going through a recruitment agency.
Many companies save money by not advertising through newspapers and online sources — and recruiting agencies save them time and money when it comes to interviewing and weeding through candidates. Therefore, the recruiters know what jobs are open at the companies they work with — and if you don’t use them as part of your job searching strategy, you may miss some great opportunities.
Studies show that staffing firms have created more new jobs than any other industry since 2009. Coming off of a recession, many companies and government agencies are using contract work through the recruitment agencies rather than hiring directly. Contract work is a great way to gain experience with different organizations through the same recruitment agency.
Here are some great ways to help recruiters to help you find the right job:
Let them help you with your resume after you have done everything you can to create the best one possible. They know what companies are looking for in the candidates, so before you start looking, make sure that you look great on paper so you can WOW them in person.
Have a portfolio that a recruiter can present to potential employers. The more fully equipped they are with information on your accomplishments; the more apt they are to put your name out there.
Do pre-interview interviews with the recruiter to get ready for the real ones. A great recruiter will know what questions to ask and how to help you to be confident and professional during interviews.
Give the recruiter all of the information they need to find you the right job. Answer their questions honestly. Let them know what is most important to you in a job. The recruiter needs all the information available to them — such as any other jobs you have interviewed for and what the feedback was as to why you did not get the position — so you can build on any areas you may need help in.
If you have more than one offer, what would sway your decision one way or the other? The recruiter needs to know this answer so that they do not waste their time (or the employer’s time), on candidates that are not a good fit for a position.
Now go out there and find yourself the recruiter that is the best fit for you and land yourself a new job that will offer you everything you are looking for!
Source: Business Insider