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Securing a new job or making a career change can be challenging and many turn to recruiters for support. Working with a great recruiter is like having a personal hiring agent working to get you into your ideal job. Working with a recruiting agency has many advantages and here are just a few.
Benefits of working with a Recruiter
Securing the best opportunity for you.
Some have a misconception that recruiters push people into the wrong jobs just to make a commission. This is not common since recruiters are actually rewarded by finding you the ideal job. Since hiring companies measure a recruiting company’s performance based on long-term retention rates, it is in the recruiter’s best interest to place qualified candidates into roles and companies where they will thrive. Ensuring both the hiring company and the candidate is happy is the goal of recruiters.
Your recruiter can set you up for success by providing helpful guidance on your job search, such as resume tips, interview practice, and suggestions on how to position yourself in the market.
Recruiting fees are covered by the hiring company, but this will not have any impact on your salary. The salaries of employees placed through a recruiter are always competitive. In fact, recruiters are able to leverage localized salary data to ensure that employees are payed at or above market rate, and recruiters can even help you negotiate a competitive salary.
Let your recruiter ask the tough questions.
If a job description is unclear or you’re not sure you are qualified, a recruiter can help answer your questions, especially the sometimes awkward questions you are afraid to ask. A good recruiter will also ask the hiring company for positive and negative feedback so they can let you know how to improve the next time.
Recruiters often have access to unpublished positions that you wouldn’t know of from job boards. If the recruiter is aware of your qualifications and interest, they will be able to recommend you.
A good recruiter will not waste your time sending you on interviews and phone screens for jobs they know you will not get. They will focus on the opportunities where you are a likely candidate.
You’ll worry less about an employer finding out that you are seeking a new job when you have the recruiter doing your search
DEBUNKING COMMON RECRUITER MYTHS
There are many misconceptions about recruiters and the field of recruiting. The vast majority of recruiters and staffing professionals are fully focused on matching the best people to the best jobs. Those that don’t have given people an unfavorable impression of temp agencies and staffing companies.
But those false impressions and myths are keeping people from realizing the benefits or working with a recruiter. Working with a great recruiter is like having a personal hiring agent working to get you into your ideal job.
Click below to learn why many common recruiting myths just aren’t true.
- Myth: Recruiters want me to take any job just so they can make a commission. They don’t care if tis right for me.
- False: Our client’s measure our performance based on their long-term retention rates, not short-term results. Our goal is to match the best available talent to each job we staff and recruit for. Our placements are guaranteed so our recruiters place focus on making the proper long-term match.
- Myth: Recruiters post “fake” jobs online.
- False: Our recruiters strive to be proactive in their work. In order to have pre-screened candidates ready when jobs open up, it is necessary to post jobs online and begin interviewing well in advance of their start date. After interviewing with a Sourcing Specialist, each candidate is automatically considered for other current openings as well. You will also be alerted of future job openings that are similar in nature.
- Myth: My salary will be lower to cover the recruiter’s fees.
- False: Our fees are fully covered by the client we are working for. The salaries of employees placed through a recruiter are always competitive. Our recruiters are able to leverage localized salary data to ensure that employees are payed at or above market rate.
- Myth: I can use job boards, I don’t need a recruiter to help.
- False: Job boards are a great avenue but why drop your resume on the stack with the rest when it can he hand delivered to the right person? Working with a recruiter gives you a more direct path to hiring decision makers and an advisor to help with your job search.