Are you unemployed or looking for a career change? Did you recently graduate and are wondering what the next step is or how to track down your first job? If so, you may want to work with a recruiter. Recruiters help clients find new jobs. If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, check out the following tips to help get you started.
Find a Recruiting Agency You’re Comfortable Working With
When it comes to working with a recruiting agency, you want one that you will feel comfortable communicating back and forth with on a regular basis until you land your desired job offer. It’s important to remember, though, every recruiting agency is different, so always be sure to do your research and choose an agency, and then a recruiter, with solid track records for success. A great place to learn about potential recruiters and agencies is LinkedIn and reviews on Google.
Once you’ve done your research and found a recruiter to work with, touch base with them and introduce yourself. Have a cordial conversation in which you discuss your overall goals and expectations. It’s important to remember that during all your conversations with your recruiter, especially the first conversation, you should always be open and honest. When your recruiter asks about your history, expectations, and goals, don’t lie. Be honest about your job history, experience, skills, and expectations for salary and benefits. These are all important things your recruiter will need to know to find you the best jobs to apply for.
Team Work Makes the Dream Work
One of the best ways to ensure your experience working with a recruiter pays off in the end with a satisfactory job off is to work as a team. This means keeping up with paperwork and asking your recruiter for tips and advice throughout the process. After all, they want you to succeed. Recruiters rely on their clients landing jobs, so they can get paid. That said, don’t be afraid to take any help they’re willing to give you. This is especially true when they set up interviews for you. Going on interviews and staying motivated is how you can contribute to a successful working relationship. If you give up before landing a job, then you’re just going to end up wasting your recruiter’s time.
Recruiters exist to help their clients land jobs, so when you choose to work with a recruiter, you will have the peace of mind in knowing that you will both be working towards the same goal. Go into the relationship viewing it as a partnership and remember to be honest and remain motivated until you find your new job.