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The Benefits Of Using A Recruiter
The current job market has become one of the most, if not the most, challenging market to navigate in the past few years. We are seeing a challenge in the job market now more than ever, even during the pandemic, is the high levels of uncertainty.
For the past few months, there have been talks of a possible economic recession, and with that fear, large companies have taken it upon themselves to make layoffs as a precaution. Along with the heightened uncertainty, companies have, if not already, transitioned from 100% remote to a hybrid schedule.
Since the pandemic, candidates have been used to having control over the market, but companies are again beginning to gain dominion. There is no better time than now to work with a recruiter. Not only do recruiters know the ins and outs of the industry, but they understand how to navigate the current market.
If you are considering working with a recruiter in your job search, here are a few ways they can increase your chances of landing a new job.
Before you even reach the hiring manager at the company, you will get the opportunity to do a pre-interview screening with a recruiter. As the first stage of the hiring process, the recruiter will go over your experience, resume, and a bit about the position.
If the recruiter believes you’re a good fit for the role, they will help you make adjustments to your resume that will help you be more favorable to the hiring manager. Recruiters are an entirely free resource, meaning they will give you all the resume tips for free!
To ensure you understand the role within the company, the recruiters will help you prepare before the interview. Interview preparation is different for every candidate and every company. Often the recruiter will make sure you comprehend the main topics of conversation, the company, and what kind of answers the interviewer will expect.
The recruiter will hold your hand every step of the way, including the most significant part, negotiating your offer letter. It can be nerve-wracking to make specific requests when accepting a new job, but having a recruiter to help takes away the nerves.
Whether you are looking for more PTO, or want to negotiate the salary in your offer letter, the recruiter is there to represent you on behalf of the client. Their job is to ensure that you are happy and satisfied with the final offer in hopes that you will accept it.
The best benefit of working with a recruiter in your job search is avoiding the talent pool. When a recruiter represents you, you skip the pool of applicants and are sent straight to the hiring manager for sincere consideration.
If you were unsure about using a recruiter in your search, take this as a sign to get in touch with one now!