The job search process can be challenging in several different ways. How do you find jobs, maybe even those that aren’t listed anywhere? What’s the best way to prepare for an interview? How do you negotiate salary? A recruiter can help with all of these challenges—and more.
They have the expertise
You’re an expert in your field, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re an expert at finding a job in that field. Recruiters are experts in connecting people with jobs, and when you work with a recruiter, you benefit from that expertise. A recruiter can help you find the right jobs to apply for, but they can also help you prepare for interviews, a challenging part of the process.
What if you find a job, and everything about it seems perfect, but the salary is quite a bit lower than the norm? Recruiters can help with that, too. Their expertise includes knowledge about salaries, as well as the skills to negotiate a good salary. This is important because the majority of candidates leave money on the table: only 39% of people negotiated salary during their last job move.
During the process, a recruiter may offer constructive feedback. This is important because you’re relying on that person’s expertise. Having a thin skin or taking offense at a recruiter’s advice will not help you in the long run. Even if you’re a great candidate, your recruiter may have a piece of advice to help you do better in the interview or state your case more strongly.
They know the market
Even when you use every resource at your disposal—scouring leads on job search sites, checking individual employers’ websites, talking to friends—you may still miss out on great leads. That’s because some leads are never even posted. And that’s an important way a recruiter can help. They often have access to insider information, including job leads you don’t see elsewhere. This can be a gold mine, and it’s a very important benefit of working with a recruiter.
Their knowledge of the market can go well beyond leads. Often recruiters have contacts at the places you’re applying, so chances are they can bump your resume to the top of the pile if they like your style. The importance of this cannot be overstated. How many times have you applied for a job and never received a phone call or any other type of response? Recruiters can help cut through that part of the process to ensure that your resume is seen and considered. That could be exactly the edge you need to land an interview.
We’re here to help!
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. If you’re thinking about working with a recruiter, we’re here to help. We can answer your questions, help you find your next assignment, and help you reach your goals. Give us a call at 310.436.3650.