Don’t fool yourself… finding the job you want is hard!
People are often scared of the task of job searching. Rather than sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, consider working with a recruiter who will do all the leg work for you!
Keep in mind that recruiters don’t find jobs for people — they find people for jobs. However, you do gain many advantages as a job seeker when working with a recruiter. Here are the top reasons why you should use a recruiter for your job search.
Recruiters can save you time, a lot of it.
Instead of spending hours and hours searching job boards, allow a recruiter to do that work for you. Recruiters spend hours and hours a day trying to find candidates for their clients. They already know of many jobs that are available, often times they even know about jobs not publicly posted.
Using a recruiter will absolutely save you time on your job search.
You can network on a larger scale.
Recruiters spend a lot of time making connections through phone calls, face-to-face networking and already have an existing database of clients looking to hire. By using a recruiter during your job search, their network becomes your network as they share your resume and credentials.
Recruiters give you the inside scoop.
A good recruiter provides the best candidates to their clients. They will prepare you for the interview process, and often times even coach you on exactly what the hiring company is looking for so you can be well prepared. The recruiter gets paid when you get hired, so they’ll do everything possible to help prepare you for success!
You have access to more job opportunities.
Not all open positions are posted on job boards. In fact many are only posted on the company’s website, some are not posted anywhere and left solely for the recruitment agency to work and source candidates for them to interview.
You stay in their database.
Even if you aren’t hired right away, you stay in the recruiter’s “black book”. Your resume isn’t thrown in the trash and the recruiter keeps you on their radar for future opportunities. Placing you in a job means dollars for the recruiter, and they’ll stick with you until those dollars end up in their pockets.
While you might worry about how many job seekers a recruiter works with, they have specialized software that allows them to search through thousands of candidates quickly, sorting by skills, experience, location and more. They’ll always be able to match you to an opportunity when it arises if its a good fit.