By: Laura Baskin
Searching for a job can be tough. Most times, people refer to it as a, “second job.” Finding someone who can do the work for you makes your life easier. Find out why partnering with a recruiter can open doors and bring you success.
Working with a recruiter enables you to explore opportunities confidentially. No one is 100% happy with their job, therefore when it comes time to jump ship, it’s tough to find new positions without exposing yourself. Job Boards like Monster, Indeed, etc. can be good sources but putting your resume out there runs the risk that you will get caught and will no longer be employed with your current company. Recruiters understand the important task of putting you in front of the best people while keeping the process personal.
OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE NOT PUBLIC
Companies don’t always advertise when they’re looking for new talent. There are variety of situations, including replacing an under performing employee, where it can be a risk to post a job. In addition, recruiters run into instances where a company isn’t actively looking but is open to interviewing. It’s important that you take advantage of every networking possibility.
Recruiters know the ins and outs of what you should and shouldn’t be doing throughout the interviewing process. They can give you intel on what companies are looking for, compensation, and how to sell yourself. They also have your best interest in mind. They know immediately what career opportunities make the most sense for you.
ADVISOR FOR LONG-TERM CAREER GROWTH
Building a long-term relationship with a recruiter is crucial to your success. You never know when things may not work out at your company or when you get the itch to change jobs. They consistently keep you in the loop with opportunities in your area.
LEVERAGES KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR INDUSTRY
Technical, niche recruiters know your industry. They know your competitors, who’s looking, who the best companies to work for are, and what changes are being made. Having someone on your side who knows your products, markets, and customers makes your move that much easier.
Recruiters or “head hunters,” as they are so kindly referred to, don’t always get the best rap. It’s important to see the value they bring to you and your career. Take advantage of the free service they provide that will make a positive impact on your life.