Why You Should Work With a Recruiter
Despite the ‘Great Resignation’ prompted by the pandemic, and a record number of jobs advertised in the fourth quarter of 2021, it is still a challenging market for jobseekers. This is especially so in creative, technical, and digital fields.
If you’re reading this article, you are considering using a recruiter to help you find your next job. But you’re not sure what help we could be. Our overarching mission is to place candidates into roles that suit them best ─ taking the candidate’s goals, skills, experience, and personality into consideration. But we do so much more.
Where Do We Start Your Job-Seeking Journey?
We don’t just help you find your dream job. We also provide insights on the future of the industry and the way companies look at their job openings. We begin the process by getting to know about you. We want to know what makes you tick, what skills you have, and what your career ambitions are.
We’ll look at why you want to change jobs, and drill down into what you like most about your current role, the team you work with, your boss, and your employer ─ and what you like least about all the above. This will give us a rounded picture of the type of role and company that would suit you best.
Resetting Your Resume
We’re also here to help you with your resume. Many firms now use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to review the resumes they receive. This is both a blessing and a curse. It means that your resume could get overlooked if it doesn’t ‘read right’ ─ but it also means that if you use the correct keywords, you should be invited for interview.
We help in two ways. The first is to make sure that your resume is formatted correctly and highlights all the relevant and key skills, experience, qualifications, and so on. Second, when we submit your resume to a client, they know that you are someone they really should be speaking to. If they have any doubts, we’ll discuss your resume with the hiring company to allay them.
Interview Nerves ─ You Can Forget Those
We understand that even the most talented, highest-qualified, and senior people get nervous about interviews. That’s why we’ll take the time to ‘coach’ you with your interview technique. We’ll help you to understand the hiring company better, and use our knowledge of our client to help you formulate the most effective answers to interview questions.
The result is that you’ll be more relaxed in your interview and better able to show who you really are and why you should be hired.
Keeping You in the Loop
Have you ever been interviewed and then heard nothing for days or weeks? Infuriating, isn’t it? Demoralizing, too.
We function as the conduit between you and the hiring company. After your interview, we will speak to the interviewer and hiring manager to get feedback. We will discuss your performance with them, and fight your corner if needs be.
We’ll speak to you about any concerns the employer might have, and help you to overcome these in your next interview. We’ll also help the hiring company to understand you better, so that the conversations you have with them ─ for example, about career progression, compensation, and working practices ─ are always meaningful.
Making Sure You Interview with the Right Company
So, here’s a big reason you should partner with a recruiter to find your next job. Because we know our clients intimately, and because we have taken the time to get to know you, we are darned good at making the right match.
Our success depends on it. If you find the right job with the right company, you are more likely to enjoy job satisfaction in a highly rewarding job, and more likely to refer us to your network.
Similarly, our income depends upon the long-term relationships we develop with our clients ─ we couldn’t do that if we presented poorly-matched candidates who leave their new jobs with a few months.
We Negotiate on Your Behalf
Okay, so you’ve received an offer, and you’re inclined to accept. But is it the best offer you could achieve? According to a survey by CareerBuilder, an astounding 56% of candidates would not negotiate when offered a job. Many don’t feel comfortable doing so, or are concerned that the hiring company may pull the offer.
Yet, get this ─ more than half of employers say an initial offer they make is lower than they would pay. And more than a quarter say the initial offer they make is at least $5k less than they are willing to pay.
We’ll discuss the offer with the hiring manager on your behalf, and make sure that nothing is left on the table.
Can You Afford Not to Work with a Recruiter?
These are just a few of the key ways in which we help candidates find the best jobs for them. Because of our due diligence work, and the lengths we go to make sure we find you the perfect match for your goals, skills, experience, and financial objectives, as well as placing you with a company we’re certain you will enjoy working for, you’ll find a job that gives you maximum job satisfaction faster than going it alone.
And as if this isn’t enough, think of the extra money you could earn by having us in your corner and helping to get you the best salary and compensation package available ─ potentially $5k or more extra over the remainder of your career. We’ll let you do the math, but leave you with one question:
Can you afford not to work with a recruiter?
Start your journey to a more rewarding career. Submit your resume to TECHEAD today.