Should I use a recruiter

Should You Use a Recruiter?

Finding the job you want is difficult.

Whether you’re looking to reenter the workforce or leave your current position, the excitement of a new career is often impeded by the daunting task of job hunting. Sifting through job boards for potential openings, perfecting your resume, and waiting to hear back from companies isn’t something most people look forward to.

Working with a recruiter can make this process significantly easier. When you work with a recruiter, you’re not completely isolated in your job search. A recruiter has the potential to match you with a job that is looking for someone with exactly your skills and experiences.

It’s not a recruiter’s job is not to find you a job, rather they find people for jobs. However, you have a variety of perks as a job seeker in a recruiter’s candidate pool. Below are some of the specifics of these benefits

Recruiters can save you time.

How many hours do you spend searching job boards and customizing your resume to submit applications? By using a recruiter, you split the workload. Recruiters spend hours day in and day out trying to find candidates for their clients.

Recruiters are familiar with the job market. They know you’re out there, they know what jobs are out there. And, they devote the majority of their time making sure those jobs are filled. You may have other obligations (work, family, school) in life that keep you from job seeking.

You can network on a larger scale.

Think of your current job-search connections — past employers, former professors, mentors, friends, and family. Even if that group is large, it does not match the number that recruiters can reach. Recruiters spend a lot of time making connections through databases, phone calls, and networking using advanced technologies. A recruiter’s network is something to take advantage of to get the most out of your job-seeking efforts.

When you send a resume to an HR department, you rely on that document to be considered for the job. However, if a recruiter thinks you are a good fit for their client, you have someone in your corner.

Recruiters help you through the process.

A good recruiter strives to provide the best candidates for their clients. Many will prepare you for the job placement process, from applying, to interview preparation, to accepting an offer. If you choose the right recruiter, your questions will be answered along every step of the way.

You can also improve your resume, portfolio, and other applicant documents with the help of a recruiter. They can coach you on interviewing techniques, and, after you interview with the employer, the recruiter can give you feedback.

Recruiters want to place candidates.

For recruiters, your acceptance of a job offer means they get a paycheck, so closing more candidates is the name of the game. Therefore, recruiters are competitive about placing candidates that will satisfy clients. That drive will only help you in your job search.

You have access to more job opportunities.

Did you know that not all open positions are posted on job boards? Some companies only post available jobs on their websites. Others strictly rely on third-party sourcing agencies to find candidates. You could be missing out on opportunities by only relying on job-search websites.

Recruiters can point you towards openings that are hard to find. They can give you access to jobs that are confidentially advertised or not yet posted on the internet. With more options to apply to, you have a better chance of receiving the job offer you want.

You have specialized skills.

Certain occupations require a unique set of skills. Sometimes, there are fewer qualified candidates than the number of open positions. If you fall into an industry that requires specialized skills, you might want to use a recruiter.

Recruiters know their clients, which means they can identify what kind of candidate fits the client’s needs best. They can also give you details about the business that you might not be able to learn from a job description. With a recruiter, you are more likely to cross paths with an employer in need of your unique skills.

You stay in a database.

Even if you aren’t hired for the first potential match, you stay in the recruiter’s database. Your resume is kept on the recruiter’s radar for future positions.

Though you might think your information will get lost in a huge pool of candidates, that’s not the case. Recruiters use applicant tracking systems that make sorting candidates easy. The software pulls specific information from your resume and matches it to relevant jobs. When the right opening comes along, it’s likely your resume will surface.

World Premier Agency’s Executive Recruiters can be a great tool in your job search. Contact us to see what we can do for you.