Running your own job search requires a lot of time. Plus, selling yourself is difficult for many people. When you use a recruiter, you have someone marketing you for you, without any cost or effort on your part other than providing some basic information about your skills, experience and preferences. A good recruiter can help you:
·Find a job at no cost
·Screen opportunities for you so you find the right job faster and easier
·Protect your anonymity
·Contact employers to find more opportunities for you
·Locate opportunities that are never advertised and that you may never find on your own
·Schedule interviews for you as well as make any necessary travel arrangements
·Help you negotiate a higher salary and better benefits
Working with a recruiter helps you avoid these costly career mistakes!
Ten costly mistakes candidates make
·Not listening to opportunities presented by a recruiter
·Not having a resume that reflects their accomplishments/skills
·Not working with a recruiter as a partner and using their knowledge/input
·Not selling themselves
·Not asking for the job
·Not looking at the big picture in terms of opportunity vs money vs location
·Setting unrealistic salary expectations
·Taking a counter offer
·Changing jobs too often or not often enough
·Making decisions based on fear of change
In addition, as a professional recruiter, here's what we can do for you:
·We help identify career opportunities otherwise not known.
·We help differentiate career opportunities for the optimum fit to your personal career goals.
·We do this for a living. We're the experts. Trust our advice and council and together make the best decision for yourself and your family.
·We give you direct feedback on your resume and make suggestions so this very important first impression truly reflects your true value.
·We go right to the top. While most candidates are submitted through HR, we have developed a strong relationship with the Hiring Manager. You will get a personal introduction selling your strengths and experience directly to the person responsible for the hiring decision.
·We educate you thoroughly on the company and the position. You will go into the interview knowledgeable and ready to represent yourself in the most favorable light.
·We represent you, similar to a sports agent. From the initial introduction to preparing you for the interviewing process to helping to negotiate the best financial package, our goal is to provide a win-win for all parties.
·We help you through resigning and those difficult counter-offer negotiations.
·We stay in touch with you well after you start with your new career. This is a long-term relationship we are developing and encourage our candidates to continue their communications with us.