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May 21, 2020

The Power of Having a Recruiter in Your Corner

If you have never worked with a recruiter before, you probably have questions about what the relationship entails and how it could be more beneficial to you than searching on your own. Essentially, recruiters are professional matchmakers who find job seekers the right position for them. Instead of navigating the stressful process of job searching by yourself, working with a recruiter gives you access to their years of experience and knowledge of all the ins and outs of the process. Best of all, working with a recruiter once can open the door to a partnership that will benefit you for your entire career.

They take the time to know you

Before sending your resume out to potential employers, recruiters will invite you to meet, either in person or over a virtual meeting platform. Having them get to know you beyond your resume ensures they get a complete picture of you as a candidate so they can identify the best opportunities for you.

They can access unlisted positions

Companies do not always advertise all their open positions, meaning there might be open roles that you would be a great fit for that you would never know about without a recruiter’s connections. Working with a recruiter opens the door to these unlisted openings.

They will save you time and energy

Not only will recruiters give you access to jobs that you would not know about otherwise, but they will submit the application for you. Completing the applications on your behalf allows the recruiter to ensure the company gets all the information they need and that it is tailored to their preferences.

They have a voice on the inside

Once each interview is over, most candidates do not have the opportunity to communicate with the organization until they are called back for another round. However, when working with a recruiter, you will have a voice on the inside who can answer any outstanding questions the interviewer may have.

They want to place you

The bottom line is recruiters want to find you a job. If your recruiter does not submit you for a position, there is a good reason why, so trust that they know what they are doing. Having confidence in your recruiter is crucial for building a relationship that lasts throughout your career.

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