Finding a new job can be challenging. In addition to searching for leads, you have to do a variety of other tasks, including update your resume, draft cover letters and obtain references. All of this is in addition to going on with your normal life. That can make the process pretty hectic, and it can make the job search take longer than it would otherwise. Have you considered working with a recruiter? There are several important benefits.
Access to Jobs Not Available
Even if you’re a very thorough researcher, you are limited to finding the jobs that are posted where you search. There may be many jobs that you don’t know about, and one of them may be perfect for you. Recruiters, by virtue of working with many different organizations, usually have more diverse and larger professional networks than candidates. That can benefit you directly.
In fact, using a recruiter can help you uncover jobs that aren’t advertised anywhere. That translates to enormous potential: instead of limiting yourself to jobs that are advertised to the public, you will have access to all the jobs in your recruiter’s purview. That can change your job search in very important ways.
Help with Your Resume, Interview
For most people, a job search involves many tasks that are outside of the normal routine. You may not be used to updating a resume or going on interviews, and that can make the entire process more difficult. Recruiters can offer valuable tips on how to improve your resume, dress for an interview, and prepare answers for difficult interview questions.
Recruiters can help with resumes in another way. If the recruiter thinks you might be a good fit for the position, they can be a huge help in getting your resume to the top of the hiring manager’s pile. The importance of that is not to be overlooked; a hiring manager may receive a great many resumes for any given position, and it can be very helpful to ensure that your resume makes its way to the top of that very large pile.
Provide the Flexibility in Your Life
When you’re searching for a job, you may find that much of the flexibility seems to be gone from your life; you may feel like your life revolves around the job search. However, a recruiter can help make life seem more normal. The recruiter is your agent and will take care of you. A recruiter should be able to tell you the truths about how the industry works.
Keep that in mind even after you find a job. In some cases, a recruiter can become a lifelong career advocate. You never know when you might be in search of a new job, so if you click with your recruiter, make an attempt to stay in touch with him or her for the long term. In this way, a recruiter can make a difference in your current job search and in the future.
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At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. Are you seeking your next assignment? We’re here and ready to help, so give us a call at 310.436.3650.