It’s important to remember that you’re not alone in your job search, and there are professionals available to help you with your hunt for the perfect role. Recruitment professionals know their clients and they pride themselves on knowing their recruits in the hopes of making the right connections.
They can provide excellent support in finding your next job. In order to make this happen, here are 4 things you need to know:
1) TELL THEM EVERYTHING:
Recruiters need to know everything there is to know about you and what you are looking for in your career, i.e. salary, perks, specific employers, etc. Building an effective relationship with a professional recruiter starts with trust and honesty, so be forthcoming with your requests.
2) FIND OUT EVERYTHING:
Do a thorough background check on the recruiter and/or the company. Review all the social networking sites where the recruiter does business and if they do not recruit via these new aged mediums, that is a sure sign they are not keeping up with workforce trends and probably are not effective.
3) COMMUNICATE OFTEN:
Approach your job hunt like you already have a job. If you see something online, hear about it on a website, see it on the news – contact your recruitment professional and collaborate with them on a game plan.
Sitting still and waiting for the phone to ring is not an option for you. You must take an active role in all aspects of your career.
4) BE REALISTIC:
Understand that you are not the recruiters only client. Schedule standing meetings no matter how short; just get them on the calendar. Recruiters understand your urgency however they have other clients asking for the same things. Work with your recruitment professional to set realistic goals that are effective and actionable.
Recruiters are an excellent tool to aid your job search. Follow these tips to help you successfully work with recruiters and you’ll be sure to find that perfect job in no time.
Sources: CV-Library written by Laura Slingo and Recruiter.com written by Marie Larsen