It’s not easy looking for a job. It can be time consuming, difficult, and you won’t always know every job that is out there. That is why you should consider contacting a recruiter to assist you in your job search. There are many benefits that come from contacting a recruiter. Here are five:
Looking for a job is time consuming. Multiple job board searches, application after application, resume after resume…. it can become cumbersome. Recruiters spend a minimum of eight hours a day looking for candidates. They will help narrow the parameters of your job search and seek out good opportunities that fit your skillset. In doing so, they can cut days and weeks off your search.
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Many companies prefer going directly through recruiting firms as opposed to posting open positions on national job boards. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, filling these positions has become very time sensitive. Many companies will partner with a staffing firm to save time and will only post they’re jobs through them. By using a recruiter in your job search, you will see open positions that you may have never seen elsewhere.
An opinion from someone who looks at resumes on a daily basis can be invaluable. Recruiters know what companies are looking for in a resume, what skills should be highlighted, and correct common errors that are found on many resumes, such as typos.
In a highly competitive marketplace, interview preparation can give you an advantage over candidates who do not use an executive search firm. The skilled recruiter will conduct mock interviews to help prepare you for your big chance. Remember, you only have one chance to make a good first impression. Successful recruiters know their clients well, understand what they are looking and how they interview candidates. They will also confirm precise details on where you have to be, what time you have to be there, and who to ask for.
There is a saying….”If it’s free, it’s for me”. Working with a recruiting firm costs you nothing. Recruiting firms are paid solely by their clients, whether on a retainer or on a contingency basis. You do not have to spend a penny to get the help you need in finding your next job.