Whether you are just kicking off your career or have been employed for a number of years, starting a job search can be quite daunting. It is important to understand what resources are available to you and why it is crucial to utilize them sooner rather than later. Working with a recruiter, for example, can lead to a more successful job search and these are the five reasons why.
1. We Know Searching for a Job Is a Job
Recruiters know how time-consuming and stressful the job search process can be. This is especially true if you are searching for a new position while employed. In either situation, recruiters can serve as useful resources to help you navigate through confusion and uncertainty. What better way to simplify your search than to have someone personally work to identify new opportunities, suggest resume edits, and manage your interview process for you?
2. We Are Accessible
Whether you are just beginning your search or are reviving one, recruiters want to be accessible to you. Moreover, most of us are highly visible across a broad range of social networks. We hope you are active on social media as well, because the more active you are, it’s more likely we will notice you!
According to the Capterra Talent Management Blog, “94% of recruiters use, or plan to use social media for recruiting. This number has increased steadily for the last 6 years.” This is great news if you are trying to attract recruiters to your profile or want to reach out to them directly.
Furthermore, Capterra also reports that “while 94% of recruiters use social media for their jobs, only 39% of all employers use social media for recruiting and hiring.” This shows that connecting with a recruiter is the most efficient way to kick start search and ultimately discover invaluable opportunities as quickly as possible.
3. We Are Flexible
We understand how difficult it can be for you to communicate with us while you are working. This is why the best recruiters make themselves available to candidates and not the other way around. This includes talking to candidates on the weekends and before and after working hours in order to accommodate their hectic work schedules. We want our candidates to feel comfortable when they are speaking to us which is why we will make the necessary arrangements. The job hunt is sometimes not feasible between the hours of 9am – 5pm for most job seekers, so recruiters need to be flexible.
4. We Listen
If they are like the staff at JOHNLEONARD, recruiters genuinely want to take the time to listen to you. Every candidate has his or her own career story to share. Whether you are seeking a new opportunity right away or in six months, we always value a connection and conversation.
When working with a recruiter, it is important be open when narrating your background and work history to us. We want to know all about your accomplishments to date, how you got to your current position, and what you want in your next job. Even if you don’t want to make an immediate move, we want to know what it is that would make you make a move.
At the end of the day, we want to keep the conversation going and hear from you. Keep us up to date on any changes in your work life and how we can accommodate them.
5. We Share a Common Goal
Both recruiters and candidates strive to achieve the same outcome; getting you a job! Even more, recruiters want to see their candidates in the right job. They want to see you in the position that fulfills your specific position requirements and career goals they have been searching for all along.
All in all, teaming up with a committed recruiter affords you the opportunity to efficiently carry out your job search while having someone advocate on your behalf from start to finish. A recruiter wants nothing more than to see you obtain a career and succeed in the role of your dreams.
Are you ready for your next career opportunity? Reach out to JOHNLEONARD today to apply to a job or set up a meeting with one of our consultants!