3 times when it’s helpful to use a recruiter
You know where to find jobs and how to apply for them, why would you want to use a recruiter? Here are the top 3 situations when a recruiter can make a big difference to your job hunt!
1. You undersell yourself
If you aren’t getting interviews for jobs you know you can do, you are probably underselling yourself. Employers don’t always want someone who can already do the job with their eyes closed; they get concerns that someone with too much experience will get bored and move on within an year. A recruiter can help identify your strengths and match that to a role that you can do well enough to hit the ground running, but with enough scope to grow.
2. You’re looking for a career change
It can be ver difficult to convince an employer to take you on when you don’t have direct experience in their field. A recruiter can talk with you about what skills you have and why you want to move and can sell your strengths directly to the employer with the correct terminology for the field.
3. You work in a specialist field
If your area of work is narrow, the jobs may not always make it to the public job boards. Using a recruiter will be the fastest way to find out about these vacancies. Plus, they will appreciate your niche skills and know who to contact to find you the perfect fit!
Recruiters sometime get a poor reputation for not calling back, or offering roles that aren’t what you, as a candidate, are looking for. Don’t give up! Contact a few recruiters until you find someone that clicks with you. Your dream job could be in their inbox right now, ready for you!
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