Working with a recruiter

How Working with a Recruiter Can Increase Your Employability

Finding the right job can be challenging at the best of times. So, if you’re tackling your search on your own, you might want to reconsider. Working with a recruiter can substantially increase your chances of landing the role you deserve. From understanding your needs to protecting your interests and helping you put your best foot forward, they bring the strategic expertise you’ll need to land the job. With their help, you can find the perfect role, increase your visibility as a candidate, even negotiate a higher salary. 

There are many benefits to building a relationship with a recruiter. Working with a recruitment specialist to find your next job can help you:

Find a position that’s a great match

Finding a role suitable to your distinct skills and talents in today’s job market can be overwhelming. It’s often tricky to get a sense of what a particular position or company will be like from the job description along. The result can be that you breeze through every interview stage only to find yourself in a role you don’t enjoy and a company that’s in direct conflict with your values. 

A great recruitment specialist won’t just help you find any job – they’re there to help you find the right position at the right company. They’ll take the time to understand your situation, the reason you want to move, along with your strengths, working style and preferences. Most importantly, they’ll ensure there’s a great culture fit between you and a prospective company.  

Move forward in the hiring process

Nowadays, hiring is an altogether more complicated process. For one, more applicants are applying to sometimes only a handful of available roles. That means the competition at each stage of the hiring process has increased, making it more challenging to make it to the final interview. It’s also much more common for companies to engage in recruitment efforts without any real intent to hire. All too often, candidates may find themselves in a situation where they’re waiting to hear back from a company weeks after an interview.

A recruitment specialist hired on retainer for a company will be working with a legitimate mandate from that organisation to find hirable talent. They’ll send your resume directly to the hiring manager and be in regular contact with the company to discuss moving candidates through each hiring stage. Working with a recruitment specialist means you’re less likely to get left in the lurch at a specific stage and will increase your chances of advancing to the next.  

Protect your best interests 

Working with a recruiter puts you in a stronger position to negotiate and ensure your best interests are met. Without one, you, and you alone, are responsible for protecting your own interests and discussing what you want and expect from your future employer. That can be challenging, given that you may not know what hand a company is looking to play. It can also feel a little daunting, depending on the size of the company you are negotiating with.

Recruitment specialists are on the phone every day to employers and hiring managers. They know how the market works, and your value within it and will be working out the best deal for all parties involved. They can help you ensure you’re paid your worth and even negotiate a higher salary depending on the position and circumstances. 

Optimise your chances of landing the job

In the end, it’s all about landing that dream role, but as mentioned before, today’s job market is a highly competitive one. There’s a lot that goes into the recruitment process today – from psychometric testing and pre-employment exams to audits of your social media activity.  

A recruiter can help you put your best foot forward for the job. From interview preparation to helping you clean up your CV, they’ll get you to where you need to be and help you stand out from the competition. 

Wanting to start working with a recruiter?  Looking for something in the R&D Tax, Technology, Innovation Incentives, and Corporate Governance space? Then Leonid is on your team and can help you find the right role for your talents. Contact us today to find out how we can support you. 

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