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How to work with a Recruiter to Get the Job You Want

Posted on 15th February 2023 by Erin Deacon

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Whether you're actively seeking a new job or just exploring options, working with a recruiter can be a fantastic way to build your professional network, learn about new opportunities, and advance in your current position. In this months edition of Words of Whizdom we look at some of the things to keep in mind to make the most out of working with a Recruiter.

  1. Set clear and reasonable objectives. Before meeting with a recruiter, it's important to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve in your career. Consider the type of job you want and the skills and experience you bring to the table. This will help you better communicate your goals and objectives to the Recruiter, enabling them to find the right opportunities for you.

  2. Establish a strong working relationship. Building a strong relationship with your Recruiter is crucial to your success. Take the time to get to know them and share your career goals, skills, and weaknesses. Be honest and open with them so that they can help you find the right opportunities. Keep an open mind and be receptive to new possibilities, as your Recruiter may suggest opportunities you haven't considered.

  3. Maintain open lines of communication. Effective communication is critical to a successful partnership with your Recruiter. Be responsive and communicative, and let them know about any changes in your availability or job preferences. This will help your Recruiter find the right opportunities for you.

  4. Be prepared. When meeting with your Recruiter, make sure to be well-prepared. Have a copy of your updated resume and cover letter ready to showcase your qualifications and experience. Research company and the position you're applying for, and ask the Recruiter questions about the company and role. They are a great source of knowledge and advice.

  5. Provide feedback throughout the recruitment process. Be sure to give your Recruiter feedback on the opportunities they present and the interview process. Let them know what you liked and didn't like, and what you're looking for in a job. This will help them tailor their approach to your individual needs and interests.

  6. Stay in touch. The job placement stage is just one part of the recruitment process. Your Recruiter will want to hear from you and ask questions such as; how well are you adjusting to your new position? Or do you have the resources you need to do your job? Keeping in touch with your Recruiter will allow them to stay informed of your current situation, which will come in handy if you ever find yourself in a position where you need help finding another job..

Recruiters are skilled at working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, each with unique skills and expertise, looking for new employment opportunities and career advancement. To get the job you want, you need to work together with your Recruiter. These suggestions can help you get the most out of working with a Recruiter and further your career development opportunities.​