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Does Working with a Recruiter Really Help Your Job Search?

Searching for your next job can feel like a full-time job. Scouring job boards and social media sites, reaching out to hiring managers and scheduling interviews is time consuming and can be extremely overwhelming. Not to mention the hours spent updating your resume and researching interview best practices. Imagine that you found someone who took the guess work out of the job search and helped you with all your questions. That's what a recruiter can do for you. A recruiter's whole job is to find you a job, and they're really good at it. Still not sold? Here are 5 reasons you might want to consider working with a recruiter:

  1. Save you time
    Job searching is time consuming. If you already have another job, the last thing you want to do at the end of the day is scan the internet to find available jobs. A recruiter will do this for you. Not only do they already have a full list of available positions from clients, they take the time to understand what positions you might be best suited for and keep an eye for any future opportunities. While you're at work and living your life, you have someone in your corner searching for the perfect job for you.
  2. Experts in the industry
    Recruiters spend their days talking to clients and understand what can help you stand out as a candidate. They take the time to go through your resume and offer tips to make improvements. At PeopleShare, our recruiters will meet with you prior to a client interview for a full interview prep. That way you feel as confident as possible throughout your entire job search experience. 
  3. Get you in front of the right people
    When you're applying to jobs online, often times they will sit in a hiring manager's folder and there's a good chance no one will ever see your application. A recruiter has personal relationships with the people you want to get in front of. They will make sure your application gets in front of the right person
  4. Access to exclusive opportunities
    One of the most significant advantages of working with a recruiter is their access to exclusive job opportunities. Often, companies turn to recruiters to fill positions that are not advertised publicly, giving you a chance to be considered for roles that you would otherwise never have known about. By leveraging their relationships with hiring managers, recruiters can ensure that your application receives the attention it deserves, increasing your chances of landing your dream job.
  5. Free to use
    A common question is whether or not you have to pay a recruiter to help you with your job search. The good news is, you do not! It costs you absolutely nothing to work with a recruiter. They are committed to finding the best job for you and helping their clients find exceptional talent. Take advantage of this invaluable resource to make your job search easier and more efficient. 

A recruiter can be your ultimate career ally, providing you with a wide range of services beyond just finding you a job. With their in-depth knowledge of interview processes and best practices, recruiters can also help you prepare for interviews, giving you the confidence to shine and impress prospective employers. Don't hesitate to reach out to your local PeopleShare office today to begin your journey towards a fulfilling and rewarding career.