January 7, 2015

The economy is picking up, but that doesn’t always make your job search easier. Working hand-in-hand with a recruiter can streamline your search to make it more organized, professional and effective.  A good recruiter becomes your professional representative, giving you access to jobs and employers and can help you land the one that’s right for you.

What advantages can recruiters offer?

They have connections.

Working with an experienced recruiter is like having a friend in the business. They know the hiring managers and executives at many of your target companies. They know their clients’ current needs and can anticipate future openings. They can help you get your resume in front of the right person.

They can access the hidden job market.

Not every job is posted. Employers have no interest in being inundated with resumes from applicants who are simply not qualified. Instead, savvy hiring managers work directly with recruiters, tasking them with finding candidates who are a good fit for the position and the company culture. By building a relationship with a recruiter, you’ll have an insider’s advantage to positions you wouldn’t have known about otherwise.

They can prepare you for the interview.

Your recruiter can help you to polish your resume and offer interview tips.  He may have a sense of the kinds of questions you will be asked and how to best answer them given your experience. He will be able to read between the lines of a job posting to get at what you really need to know to make a great impression.

They can offer feedback.

Nothing is worse than leaving an interview with no real sense of how you did. A recruiter can give you an honest assessment of what kind of impression you made on the hiring manager and your chances of landing the job.

They can manage negotiations.

Let your recruiter act as a go-between for you and the employer. He can present an offer to you and accept on your behalf. He can work out details like pay rate, benefits and start date.

You’ll have someone in your corner.

Recruiters don’t get paid until they fill the open position with the right candidate. That means it’s in their best interest to find the right person for each opportunity. They can even tell you what you need to do to have a great first day and make a positive impact on the company.

Finding a great job can be tough, but partnering with an experienced recruiting firm can make it just a little easier. Let Inter-Connect Employment Services help you take the next step in your career. Ready to get started? Contact us today.


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