Why should you use a recruiter to find your next job?
You’re looking for a job, and you’ve decided you don’t want to use a traditional job board. You’re also not interested in applying directly to companies. Instead, you’d rather be matched with jobs from your local area that fit your criteria. If this describes your search for work, then using a recruiter is the way to go.
Here are 10 reasons why:
Recruiters are a free service for job seekers.
You might be wondering why a recruiter would offer their services for free. The answer is simple: they don’t. Recruiters are paid by the company that hires them to find employees, not by you!
Finding a job is time-consuming.
It takes time to apply for a job and then it takes even more time to interview for that same job. If you’re lucky enough to get an offer and start the hiring process, that can take another week or two (or longer).
Once you’ve found an opportunity that fits your needs, there’s still one more step: preparing for the interviews themselves. You’ll need to review key information about your industry, adapt your CV accordingly and make sure it sounds good when read aloud by someone else. All while keeping up with current events in order not to sound out-of-date during interviews.
Job boards can be overwhelming.
It can be overwhelming to try and find your next opportunity on your own. There are just so many jobs out there that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Plus, even if you do manage to find some promising opportunities, they might not be the right fit for your skills or experience.
It’s no secret that recruiters have access to more jobs than any one person could ever look through themselves and they know how important it is for their clients (that would be YOU) to land their dream job quickly and easily. They also understand which companies have the best reputation in their industry because they talk with people at these companies every day.
A recruiter has access to information that an individual candidate does not have access too including:
- What type of candidate is successful in the role? (e.g., someone with experience in a certain CRM system)
- How many people are competing for the same position? Is this going to be an easy hire or not?
- What’s the market rate for this position? Do I need more experience before applying?
A recruiter will keep you motivated and on track while you’re looking for a job.
As you begin your job search, it is important to have someone who will keep you motivated and on track. A recruiter will do this for you by:
Motivating you when the going gets tough. As a job seeker, there may be times when things don’t seem to be going well and it’s easy for your spirits to sag. Your recruiter should be able to pick up the phone at these moments and provide encouragement or even just a friendly chat that helps get your mind off things (and reminds you why you’re doing what you’re doing).
Keeping you accountable for your actions/progress toward finding employment. While this may seem harsh at first glance, most recruiters are used-to working with people who need help finding jobs because they’ve been fired from their previous positions; therefore they know how important having someone else hold them accountable can be during this stressful time period.
Recruiters know where the jobs are and can tell you about openings that haven’t been advertised yet.
A recruiter has access to a database of jobs that haven’t yet been advertised, they can tell you about openings that haven’t been posted publicly. They also know what companies are looking for in candidates and how to match them with those needs. Recruiters have networks of contacts at various companies, so if there’s an opportunity out there, chances are good that your recruiter knows about it.
What if you miss something?
You might be thinking, “Why would I use a recruiter when there are so many jobs online?” The answer to this is simple: the job market is competitive. If you don’t use a recruiter, you could miss out on some great opportunities that would have otherwise been available only to those who had access to them.
The bottom line is, that if you want to find work fast and easily, without having to spend hours searching for openings online, a recruiter can help!
Recruiters know the right questions to ask.
A recruiter will ask you questions that will help them understand your skills, experience, and interests. This is important because it allows them to match you with jobs that are a good fit for what you want out of the job.
A recruiter may ask about your past work experience and what projects were most memorable for you. Or perhaps they want to know more about why particular projects were successful or not so successful in order to know how this might apply at another company (and vice versa).
A recruiter may also ask about any certifications or licenses that are relevant for the position being discussed. The reason behind this is because many companies require certain certifications as part of their hiring criteria now; however, not all applicants know about these requirements upfront so it’s up to recruiters like me to make sure everyone has access before starting any formal process like an interview process or phone screen call.
A recruiter can help with your CV, cover letters and more.
A recruiter can help you with your CV and cover letters. They can also help you prepare for interviews, as well as offer advice on how to handle them if they’re doing the interview themselves.
If you’re applying for jobs online, then a recruiter will be able to tell you which websites are best for your desired position. If there’s a specific company that interests you, recruiters can also give advice on how best to approach them regarding job openings or internships that might suit your needs better than others do (or vice versa).
A recruiter can help you get the right salary.
A recruiter can help you get the right salary. A good recruiter will know what other people in your industry are getting paid and how much companies are willing to pay for someone with your skillset. They’ll be able to present this information to employers, helping them negotiate a higher salary for you.
In conclusion, I hope you can see that there is a lot of value in using a recruiter to find your next job. It’s not just about the money; it’s also about finding the right opportunity for you and making sure that it is indeed what you want before committing yourself to something long-term.
If you do find yourself in this position and looking for that next opportunity but don’t know where to start or just want a conversation about your career, drop Lewis a message at Antony George Recruitment, Financial planning recruitment specialists – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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