How Can a Recruiter Benefit Your Job Search?

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You’re giving everything you have to your job search. You’re turning over every stone, reaching out to every contact, and exploring every lead that comes your way. But in addition to your online profiles and job boards, have you considered enlisting the help of a professional recruiter? If not, now might be a great time to start. Here are some of the key ways a recruiter can add power and speed to your search process.

Recruiters can access information you don’t have.

You’re giving everything you have to your job search. You’re turning over every stone, reaching out to every contact, and exploring every lead that comes your way. But in addition to your online profiles and job boards, have you considered enlisting the help of a professional recruiter? If not, now might be a great time to start. Here are some of the key ways a recruiter can add power and speed to your search process.

Recruiters can access information you don’t have.

You may see plenty of open positions posted on big national job boards or small industry-focused websites, but most open positions never make it this far into public view. In fact, a huge number of available jobs are never posted or advertised at all. You can’t see these opportunities unless you have a connection with the employer. Your recruiter, by contrast, keeps track of a wealth of unpublished open positions, and connecting you to your future employer lies at the heart of her job.

Recruiters can offer what you need.

Your recruiter has plenty to gain by pairing you with the opportunities that best match your interests and skills. At the same time, she also profits by steering you away from inappropriate jobs before you invest too much time and energy in the wrong targets. Partnering with a recruiter or a recruiting firm can streamline your search and keep your efforts focused and efficient.

Recruiters can help you impress.

Since they typically know more about their employer clients than you do, recruiters can help you shape your resume to fit a target position. Better yet, they can help you prepare for interviews by filling you in on the employer’s business model, preferences, and company culture. They can tell you which aspects of your background to highlight, and which aspects to downplay.

Recruiters have very wide networks.

No matter how many people you may know, or how wide your web of industry contacts may be, your recruiter’s web is wider, and his list is longer. Especially if he’s been in the business for a long time, he knows people and those people know people. If one opportunity doesn’t work out, a professional recruiter can quickly redirect you toward another one.

Recruiters are connected, knowledgeable, great coaches, and great listeners. Best of all, they’re inexpensive—for you. They’re paid by their employer clients, so when you partner with a recruiter on the job seeker’s side of the table, you have very little to lose. Learn more by contacting the expert staffing and management team at CSS.

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