If you’re looking for leverage in your job search, you might ask yourself if working with a recruiter can speed up the process. The answer is most likely. It all depends on your work experience, what you’re looking for, and if you’re willing to help a recruiter help you.
Here are a few things a recruiter can do for you.
Sharpen Your Resume
The first thing a recruiter will do is look at your resume. Because they work with resumes all day long every day and you probably only work with yours during a job search, it’s best to listen to the inevitable improvements they suggest.
A recruiter will help you put the right keywords in your resume so that hiring managers can easily identify that you have the skills and experience they’re looking for.
They’ll also help you trim the fat and put only the essentials. The last thing a hiring manager wants to do is a read a two-page wall of text. A recruiter will help you format and edit your writing so that it’s economical and only your best is represented on the page.
Prep You for the Interview
It’s a recruiter’s job to make sure you make them look good. They’ll help you out with any research you need to prepare yourself for the interview and may even give you tips on how to best impress your interviewer.
A recruiter’s livelihood is built upon the relationships they establish with employers. It’s the next best thing to knowing someone who works there. So take advantage of this knowledge and build a working relationship with your recruiter. Because they’ll be there for you if you decide to move on in the future.
They Know What’s Out There
If your resume and interview skills are excellent, you may still wonder how a recruiter can help you. After all, aren’t they working with the same job positions you can see online?
To put it simply: no.
Many companies go directly through recruiting agencies to hire temp-to-hires. The hiring process can be taxing and one way to ease the burden is to bring on temporary workers. And it works both ways. Working as a temp is a great way for job seekers to try out a place before committing long term.
Staffing firms that are deeply rooted in their market, like Employ Partners, may know about positions that aren’t even listed online. It’s not uncommon for a recruiter to be close to a hiring manager who decides they’d rather find a few good matches from a trusted source instead of getting overwhelmed with resumes through Indeed.
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