One of your goals for the new year may be to find a new job. In this case, you may want to involve a recruiter in your search. Their vast connections with employers, willingness to help improve your resume and interview skills, and ability to communicate future opportunities can enhance your career growth.
Discover four ways a recruiter can help you advance in your career in 2022.
1. Gain Access to More Opportunities
Since a recruiter spends their day finding candidates for their clients, they know where a variety of job openings are. The recruiter can talk with you about multiple opportunities that fit your skills, experience, needs, and interests. You can ask questions to learn more information, then decide which employers you want to meet with. Because most of these opportunities tend to be unadvertised, you should face less competition when interviewing.
2. Find Roles Requiring Specialized Skills
Because employers typically have trouble filling positions that require hard-to-find skills, a recruiter likely can connect you with companies that need the unique skills you have. The recruiter can use the background information you share with them to create compelling reasons for the manager to hire you. Since the recruiter knows their client’s needs and budget, they also can advocate for you to receive the best possible salary, benefits, and perks.
3. Get Help with Your Resume and Interviews
A recruiter provides coaching to improve your resume and more effectively move through the interview process. Since they aim to provide the most qualified candidates for their clients, the recruiter can suggest specific information to include on your resume to impress the employer. The recruiter also can provide insight into what information the hiring manager is looking for during the interview, then coach you on effective ways to respond to questions. Plus, the recruiter can provide feedback from the hiring manager on what you did well, the areas you could improve on, and specific ways you may do better during your next interview. This provides you with a competitive edge in your job search.
4. Join a Candidate Database
Whether you find a job through a recruiter or on your own, your information gets stored in a database. This means you may be offered opportunities down the road that can further your career development. Be sure to keep the recruiter updated when you move, change jobs, or add to your skillset so they can better match you with future opportunities.
Partner with a Recruiter
Work with a recruiter from Job Store Staffing to find your next role. Visit our job board today.