Whether you’re interested in reentering the workforce or finding a new job, the task of job searching can often be daunting. Hours of shift sifting through job boards, perfecting your resume and waiting for the phone to ring may not be exactly what you want to do. Using a recruiter can make finding a new job as painless as possible.
One of the goals of job recruiters is to help companies find talented people quickly. For this reason, recruiters are experts at finding a job for you. In fact, they’re a bit like matchmakers in that they often develop a sixth sense for matching the right candidates with the right companies. Recruiters can act as your personal guide within the field and connect you with a company searching for your skill set.
One of the jobs of a recruiter is to help coach you through the interview process and help you polish your application materials, including crafting a winning resume. Additionally, recruiters can help you identify gaps in your skill-set and potentially share online training courses designed to increase your marketability and add to your resume. This additional training may help increase your salary expectations and help you land a job you may not have before.
Recruiters know how to make you shine during an interview. You should never lie about your skill set or your abilities, but there’s a way of communicating your abilities during an interview that raises the potential you’ll be hired over other candidates.
While recruiters are an ace in your pocket while you’re seeking a new job, there are several tactics that you should never use since they’ll get you noticed, but for the wrong reasons. For instance, don’t approach recruiter unless you’re truly interested in getting a new job. Some candidates seek a job offer so they can get a raise from their current employer. This only wastes the recruiters time and develops a bad reputation for you in your market.
Don’t double dip. In other words, if you’ve already been working with one recruiter, submitting your resume and applications with another does not double your chances of getting hired but only creates confusion for employers and makes the recruiters look bad. You and your recruiter will initially discuss the compensation you’re seeking from new employers. Don’t tell your recruiter one number at the start of the process and then raise that number when you reach the offer stage. You might think once you’re granted an interview you can convince the company your worth more, but in many circumstances, you’re not going to get more than you originally talked about.
The bottom line is there are countless games you could play during the process of finding a new job with a recruiter, but the reality is they rarely work, and they often create a barrier with your recruiter. Misrepresentation of any kind may affect your reputation in the marketplace. In this digital age, you may be surprised how quickly information can be shared.
At Stellar Staffing Solutions, we recognize you are more than your skills. You bring unique abilities to employers – and we want to help you communicate your strengths. Contact us today and we’ll get to know you personally, so we can help you find your ideal position.