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Tips for Working with a Recruiter

Working with a recruiter is the best way to enhance your job search. They have extensive knowledge about the industry. They know what a hiring manager is looking for and will help you get an interview. When you partner with a recruiter, it may seem straightforward, but with these tips you will get the most out of your job search:

Set job goals

It is important to understand your goals and what positions you are looking for. You do not need to know exactly what you’re looking for, but knowing your likes, dislikes, and skills you want to use are very helpful for a recruiter. Your recruiter can then narrow down their available jobs to find some that would be a great fit for you!

Follow through

Jobs move quickly, and your recruiter wants you to get an interview ASAP. It is important to keep in contact with your recruiter and follow through with any commitments. When your recruiter calls to schedule a client interview or with a request for paperwork, you need to follow up in a timely manner. They will get you the interview but after that it is up to you to answer them and get to the interview.

Ask for constructive criticism

Your recruiter is there to help. Don’t be afraid to ask for ways to improve – whether about your resume or interview skills – they can assist. This will help you with your current job search and give you the opportunity to gain skills that you will have for a lifetime. Take advantage of their expertise every chance you get.

Keep in touch – even after you’ve landed the job

Your recruiter will touch base with you in the first few weeks of your new job. However, don’t be afraid to reach out and keep in touch after you are in the job for a few months or even a year! Recruiters love hearing success stories and are happy when they’re able to place someone in their perfect job. By nurturing this relationship, you will have a resource for life when it comes to any future job searches or even questions about your current position.

Recruiters will assist you with your job search, but these tips will help you get the most out of your experience. By always working to improve, you will set yourself up for even more success. Make the most out of your job search!

Looking for a new job? Contact your local PeopleShare branch today so you can hit the ground running tomorrow!