It’s a terrific time to look for a new job, especially if the 9-5 routine is getting tiresome. However, the do-it-yourself approach might not be the best way to go about job hunting. Just because many jobs are available does not mean these are good jobs. And when you find a job advertisement that appeals to you, it is hard to find the strength to write another cover letter or fill out another application. Thankfully, a recruiter can help you by serving as your career coach and advocate and can help you prepare for the interview and negotiate your salary. Check out these additional reasons!
An Advocate for Your Talent
A recruiter will share your resume with employers. They also do much more for you. Recruiters communicate directly with hiring managers and HR to ensure that your application does not end up in a pile with many others. Recruiters advocate for you. They highlight your talents and skills to show employers you can be valuable to them.
A Recruiter Connects With You
A skilled recruiter will get to know you well. They will be familiar with your goals, work style, and preferences. A recruiter can present you with considerably more depth than a simple list of attributes on your resume. With a personalized approach, you have a better chance of getting a job where you will be happy.
A Career Coach/Recruiter Can Support Your Professional Development
Recruiters identify and help you develop the skills you might need to get the jobs you seek. Many offer opportunities for training via videos, audiobooks, online courses, and others. Yes, finding a job is an immediate need, but adding to your expertise can help your career path and increase your salary potential.
The process of negotiating money and better benefits is a skill. Recruiters are highly skilled at salary negotiation. It is something they do most every day. Recruiters are on the inside and can access the latest salary data and what perks are standard in your industry. Their insights help negotiate compensation that works for the employer and you.
Preparing for vetting and interviews is crucial, as is evidenced by the number of books and blogs dedicated to the subject. Preparation includes researching the company where you are interviewing, identifying career highlights, and skills to mention, handling difficult questions, and deciding on appropriate dress.
Recruiters guide you. They work directly with the employer and have insights into the company’s operations, workplace culture, and hiring process. A recruiter can coach you in handling difficult questions. With the guidance of a recruiter, you will be confident in telling an employer what you can do for them and why you are the best candidate for the job.
Wood Personnel Services has been putting people to work in middle Tennessee since 1988. Let their professional recruiters help you find your next job.