Your job is to get the
career you deserve; so why not use every resource you can find to secure that
position. When I speak to prospective
candidates, I always recommend they align themselves with a good recruiter in
their geographical location and/or the geographical location they wish to move
to. You do not owe your allegiance to those
recruiters or recruiting companies that balance your interests with their
client company interests.
Once you have built a
relationship with a good recruiter, here are a couple of examples on why
working with one is a good idea.
- A good recruiter
will be interested in you and take the time to know you. They will commit
themselves to finding you the RIGHT opportunity to meet your career goals.
- A good recruiter
will have built a relationship with their clients. They will have insight to
positions that are not yet on the job boards.
At times, they will have information on opportunities that never make it
to a job board. They will know the culture of the Company and know if it is a
right fit for you.
advice! We see hundreds of resumes a
week. We are more than happy to give you feedback on your resume and even offer
advice/tips to preparing an excellent resume. The more you take that advice seriously, the
better your chance of success.
- Job Boards. When I have time, I give candidates some
insight on getting your resume seen on the job boards. You want your resume to show up in the first
couple pages of a recruiter’s search. We
can tell you how to do that in an effective and ethical way.
- You get free
interviewing preparation. Your recruiter will want you to do well in your
interview. They will give you tips on interviewing well and some insight on the
manager/company you will be interviewing with.
If they do not, it is time to go back and select a different recruiter.
I always suggest doing
your homework on the recruiters in your area. Find a recruiter you are
comfortable with and one with whom you can build rapport. They will be your
biggest supporter in your quest for your best new opportunity.