It’s no secret that searching for a job is a demanding and often discouraging process. On top of this, the job market has experienced a major shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are seeking an easier way to find your next job opportunity, it’s time to have a conversation with a recruiter.
Because of misconceptions about staffing agencies, many people overlook the benefits of working with a recruiter to find a job. If you haven’t talked to a recruiter yet, here are five reasons to connect with one today.
1. Recruiters have expert knowledge to share with you.
The extensive knowledge of a recruiter can benefit you in several ways. Their job market expertise can expose you to industry trends and allow you to benchmark your professional skillset. Recruiters also work with closely hiring managers so they can give you specialized resume and interview tips to make you more appealing. Pointers like this can help you even in later job searches.
2. Recruiters know about jobs that you don’t.
You may have browsed job sites like LinkedIn and Indeed for potential job opportunities, but research says that around 70% of jobs aren’t posted publicly. This may in part be due to companies using staffing agencies to fill jobs before posting them on job boards. Companies acknowledge the expertise of recruiters and trust them to find the right fit for their jobs. Because of this, you may appear more credible through a recruiter rather than directly applying.
3. Recruiters are an asset to your professional network.
Regardless of your employment status, a recruiter will keep you in their pipeline of qualified candidates. This way, they can contact you in the future when they find a job that fits your skill set. Even if you’re not actively job searching, it’s beneficial to have a connection with a recruiter especially with the unpredictable effects of COVID-19 on the job market.
5. Recruiters save you time and money.
A job search can easily become a second priority when juggling responsibilities like school and childcare. Luckily, a recruiter can handle part of your job search so you can still focus on what matters to you. On top of this, working with an expert recruiter comes at no cost to you. One call with a recruiter could be a free ticket to your next job opportunity.
6. Recruiters are here to help you.
A conversation with a recruiter requires no commitment and poses no harm. Keeping an open mind about current and future job opportunities can help you in the long run. Regardless of whether you move forward with an opportunity, you will gain insightful information that will benefit the rest your job search process.
Are you ready to make the call? Contact us today so we can help you find your next opportunity!