Making a career change or job shift is not only stressful for most professionals but challenging and time-consuming. Sure, finding that dream job can be an exciting life-changer, but the process that often goes with it is never easy. Especially if you’re already employed and don’t have the time it takes to weed out the average jobs from the most promising ones. This is where partnering with a trusted recruiter can make your job search a lot less painful.
A recruitment agency can guide jobseekers through the complexities of identifying opportunities, prepping for interviews, completing salary negotiations, and a lot more. So while you go about your daily life, a recruiter can be working to find that next great career opportunity. That’s because the best recruiters know the current labor market, what opportunities are available, and who the best employers are in particular areas. They also know what careers are in demand in locations you may not have considered.
Here are a few of the advantages to partnering with an experienced recruiter:
Access to a Wide Network of Opportunities
Recruiters have extensive networks and professional relationships, with access to open positions not posted for general consumption. As a job seeker, this translates into enormous potential – instead of limiting yourself to positions advertised to virtually everyone, you’ll have access to all of the relevant jobs in your recruiter’s bag of tricks. This not only saves time but enables you to choose the best opportunities.
You’re Up Against Fewer Competitors
In today’s hiring climate, jobseekers can run into a lot of competition for the best jobs. But when working with a recruiter – once your resume has been presented for review to the hiring company, you’ll be part of a much smaller pool of applicants. This gives you an advantage in a highly-competitive job market.
You and Your Recruiter Become a Team
A good recruiter will always give you feedback from your interview – positive or negative – so you can improve the next time around. They can also help prepare you for the specific questions you’ll be asked at any given meeting. They know what to expect from the hiring company better than you ever could – and can usually provide helpful “inside” advice.
A Recruiter Knows How to Negotiate Salary
For most jobseekers, negotiating compensation is right up there with public speaking on the list of things to avoid. So, if salary talk scares you, count on your recruiter. Since their commission is tied to your starting salary, they have an incentive to get you the best deal possible for your work. They can also be there for you when it comes to negotiating such things as bonuses, future wage increases, PTO, and other types of perks.
So if it’s time to look for a new position, having a reputable recruiter in your corner can make a big difference. They’ll help you save time, find a better position, advance your career, and in general, make the experience a positive one.
Inter-Connect is a free permanent, temporary and temp-to-hire placement service agency that partners with companies throughout the Illinois, Missouri and Iowa Tri-State region. As staffing experts, we partner with our job candidates to connect them with the right opportunities to meet their career goals. To learn more, contact us today.
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