When you’re looking for a new job, it might seem like a good idea to do things on your own. After all, you may have heard negative things about working with recruiters, and based on that, decided they’re not for you. But the fact is, recruiters are job-match experts who give you a personal edge to your job search. They offer a lot of value beyond what you’ll experience searching on your own.
Why Work with a Recruiter?
If you’re not convinced, check out the following advantages of building a relationship with a recruiter:
- Get job advice and support. Your time working with a recruiter isn’t “one and done.” This is a career-long relationship you can keep coming back to, again and again. Recruiters like to maintain candidate files to help ensure they place clients with just the right people. So down the road, if you’re qualified for an open job (even if you aren’t currently looking), your recruiter may contact you to see if you’re interested.
- Access a huge (and often hidden) network of employers. Many employers work exclusively with staffing agencies to fill jobs, which never make it to public sites like Monster.com or Indeed.com. Working with a recruiter, you’ll have access to this network of “hidden” employers and jobs—must more than the network you can access working on your own.
- Gain insider advice about the job market in your industry. If you’ve applied for a job with a recruiter, you can find out some insider information. This can include current salary ranges for specific roles, how qualified you are compared to other candidates, what your chances are of landing a role, and other market insights.
- Receive honest feedback about your interview performance. This is valuable information that can help you grow and do your very best. After you have an interview, your recruiter will let you know what you did well and what you could improve on. This is feedback you wouldn’t normally get post-interview, and it will give you the advantage of knowing what to improve to be the best version of you!
In Search of a Recruiter?
If you’re interested in jobs in the Atlanta metropolitan area, check out Happy Faces Personnel Group. We specialize in placing qualified candidates with jobs they love. To learn more, contact us today!