Looking for a new job can be a big investment of time and energy. Not only do you have to find leads and customize your resume and cover letter for every opening, but that’s no guarantee you’ll get a call for an interview. It can be a discouraging and stressful process, as a result.
The good news is there is a way to make the job of finding a new position easier. It’s by working with a professional recruiter. If you’ve been contacted by one, or are considering reaching out to one, here are five ways they can help.
Expand your network.
Recruiters work with companies and candidates day in and out, making matches between the two. They know who’s hiring and can help you access job opportunities not always advertised. Even if you’re currently employed, responding to a recruiter and developing a relationship is always a good idea. They’ll keep you in mind for potential positions that could end up being your dream job.
Faster access to jobs.
When you’re looking for a job, you’re likely applying to all those positions that sound like a good fit. However, when you work with a recruiter, they’re going to have a lot more insider information than what you could get on your own.
For instance, they’ll know how to make the best impression, how long the decision and hiring process will take, and what the culture is like, so you can find a great-fit job faster.
Keep you in the know about jobs.
A recruiter might be reaching out to you about a job you’re not interested in. However, it could be the perfect fit for a colleague, family member or friend. You can pass the recruiter their information, helping both parties out in the process.
Tell you what you’re worth.
When it comes to the job search process, it’s always difficult and uncomfortable to discuss salary and what kind of offer you’d like to receive. When you work with a recruiter, though, they will know what your skills and experience are worth in the local job market, so you secure a position that comes with pay that’s fair and competitive for you
Step in if your job situation changes.
You never know what the future holds. You might be content in your current job, but could be ready for a change in six months. You can circle back to the recruiter and reconnect to see if they have any job openings that are right for you.
Are you ready for career help from the experts?
The career coaches at ResumeSpice can help you transition to a new job or a new industry, minimizing stress along the way. You’ll have an expert guide and advisor to support you through the process, so you find the right fit opportunity for your career. If you’re ready to learn more, call 832.930.7378 or contact us online.