The job hunt is exhausting. Working with a recruiter, however, relieves stress, solidifies the unknown, and ensures you are applying for the most well-suited job that will advance your career. A recruiter is a great resource to have in the job search process; recruiters have access to vital information — e.g. job openings and salary details — that no one else does. Read below to capitalize on the many benefits of working with a recruiter.
Your Right-Hand Man
When it comes to job applications, recruiters help you get your foot in the door. Recruiters begin by sharing your resume with their contacts who need a position filled with your skillset. With close connections and strong rapport between recruiters and their company clients, you will likely receive feedback promptly.
Interviews can be stressful and intimidating, but if you have a recruiter in your corner, he or she can prepare you for all the tough questions. Recruiters know how to best display your skills, experience, and unique personality to your desired future employer. If you have a recruiter during this phase, you can alleviate stress, learn to be your most authentic self when interacting with an employer, and be well prepared for all future job search endeavors.
No Time Wasted
If you apply for a job on your own, there is a slim chance of receiving feedback after the application is processed. However, if you let a recruiter assist you in the application and interview process, he or she will follow up with the employer to get feedback and redirect you if needed. This guarantees you will come away with constructive feedback or a job offer.
Recruiters are constantly in contact with hiring managers and they receive information about open positions before the company shares it publicly. When you work with a recruiter, you also will have access to unpublished job openings, as well as positions that are more difficult to find, enabling you to pin down jobs that are more tailored to your specific search.
As the recruiter searches for jobs suited to your qualifications, her or she also knows the salary which you deserve. Recruiters take the stress of negotiation out of the equation; they ensure the job’s proposed salary is the employer’s absolute best offer. A recruiter will identify an appropriate salary for you given your specific skills and experience, and you will be confident and prepared to request your desired compensation when you enter an interview.
Not only will recruiters fight for your preferred salary, they will also work tirelessly to find you a job that is the perfect fit for your skills. Instead of allowing you to accept an underpaying, low-level job, recruiters will steer you in the right direction and ensure that you are making the best decision for you. Simply put, recruiters want you to have a long, fulfilling career, and they want you to establish strong relationships at your future place of employment.
Trouble can arise if you begin your job search while still employed. Recruiters will take the necessary steps to ensure new employers are the only ones who see your resume. If you are job-hunting on your own, it can be easy to mistakenly post your resume for the entire world to see. A recruiter gives you the assurance of privacy and job security while you search for alternative jobs.
AAFA is a national professional partnership of finance and accounting search firms. Not only do AAFA’s members assist client companies in recruiting, they also aid in candidates’ searches for finance and accounting career placement. AAFA’s agencies cover local markets across the United States and provide the same sophistication and character at each location. Find an affiliate or a new job opportunity near you at aafa.com.