Finding the perfect job that requires your skills and expertise, even in today’s market, is not always simple or easy.
Whether you are looking to change positions or you are looking to return to the workforce, your excitement for a new job with new opportunities or better pay can easily be hampered by the overwhelming task of job searching.
If you are submitting applications that go nowhere, reaching out to contacts but not getting any response, or going on interviews that do not lead to a job offer, then it might be time to course-correct.
Working with a recruiter, like one of our team members from MaintenanceBest, could just be the missing solution to your job searching troubles. They are professionals who specialize in the hiring process and a partnership with them can be extremely beneficial for you.
Here are 5 reasons to use a recruiter:
1. FREE for job seekers
You do not have to pay a dime to work with a recruiter. This is because a recruiter is like an outsourced extension of a company’s human resource department. A recruiter is working with hundreds of local companies to find the best candidate for an open position, so any fees paid for successfully placing a candidate are paid by the company that hires you. It isn’t taken out of your salary, and it doesn’t lower your initial offer.
2. Saves you time
Do you really have the time to sift through job boards to find the right job or put effort into tweaking your resume for each position so it gets noticed by the hiring managers? All of these tasks can be completed by a recruiter. They know which companies are hiring, which positions are available, what skills are needed, what the hiring managers are looking for on the resume, and what they will ask during an interview. Recruiters can help cut through the job algorithm noise and get your foot in the door. While you have other more significant obligations in your life, a recruiter works for YOU by helping with the heavy job searching workload.
3. Help with every aspect of the process
A good recruiter works one-on-one with you in every step of the job searching/placement process. Perhaps your resume needs improvement and rewording or maybe you need help with preparation for an interview – a recruiter will coach you with techniques and career advice so you are more likely to be successful in finding and obtaining a job. They can also provide an enormous amount of information and details about the company, much more than you’d find in a job description.
4. Help in negotiating salary
As a recruiter gets to know you, they are able to provide an honest assessment of your skills, experience, and qualifications. They can help when it comes to negotiating your salary because they have inside info on the employer, they know how to promote you to the hiring manager, they will fight for what you’re worth, they have negotiation experience, and they have real-time industry knowledge.
5. Access to more job opportunities
Some jobs are posted on Job Boards and other positions are only posted on company websites. You could be missing out on the right job because you’re only searching on certain job-search websites. A local recruiter is in constant contact with the companies in the area that are hiring and can point you in the right direction of a position that fits your qualifications. Especially if you have a unique set of specialized skills, the guidance of a recruiter to even find those jobs is extremely helpful.
Finding a job is a multi-step process where a lot can go wrong so it greatly helps to have a trusted ally who can navigate the waters and steer you on the right course. Even if you are content in your current job, it never hurts to be checking in with a local recruiter and placed in their database. They can keep an eye out for any opportunities that might be coming down the line, while you don’t have to do a thing.
If you’re interested in finding out more information about how our local team of recruiters can best serve you during your job searching process, please contact Roberto Lozada (623) 267-3184 or Roberto.email@example.com.
We also have FREE walk-in hours at our Phoenix location Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 12pm where we can sit down with you, discuss your career goals, review your resume, assist in your job search, and/or help with interview preparation. Our office is located at 11225 N 28th Drive, Suite D201, Phoenix, AZ. Would you rather book a half-hour appointment? Click here: Book My Appointment.