When doing anything effectively, whether it’s building a bookshelf, fixing a car, or making a sculpture, it is helpful to use all of the resources available to you. The same goes for finding a job. One of the best resources for job hunting is enlisting the help of a recruiter. A recruiter’s number one job is to help their candidate find a suitable job. Here are some of the advantages of using a recruiter:
You’ll have someone in your corner.
You and your recruiter will develop a partnership for the job hunting process. Finding a suitable position is hard work and a recruiter will do a lot of the time-consuming grunt work. Recruiters find people jobs. It’s what they do.
Your job prospects will increase.
A recruiter has access to job postings with clients that the general job-seeking public does not. Some companies prefer to be confidential during their hiring process and recruiters are the only ones that have access to these jobs. The perfect job for you may not even be searchable. The recruiter can also help you find what types of jobs you’d be a fit for and help focus your search.
You’ll get the best version of your resume.
Your resume is your ticket to the interview. A recruiter will have seen thousands of resumes and will know exactly how to shape yours to better suit you and your potential employer’s needs.
You’ll get interview preparedness.
Your recruiter will know what the company will be looking for in the interview and be able to coach you up. They can tell you about the company culture, what kind of interview questions to expect, and other information that gives you a leg up on the competition.
You’ll get status updates more quickly.
Not only are you going to be curious what the hiring manger thought of your resume or how your interview went, your recruiter will want to know too. They will be able to tell you more quickly where you stand and their relationship with the client will work toward your benefit.
There is a shared reward.
The partnership between you and your recruiter is mutually beneficial. When you land a job your recruiter makes a placement. Since your recruiter’s success is tied to yours, they are willing to go the extra mile for you to make sure you’re taken care of.