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Recruiters often relate themselves as similar to using a real estate agent when buying a house. You can certainly buy a house without the help of an agent, but all the work falls to you. When you get to the sticky negotiation phase or the mountain of paperwork at the end, having an expert there to guide and advise you certainly feels good.
Real estate agents are also incentivized to know your needs and desires and show you a house that you might not have considered or know about. The best part – all of this is at NO cost to you! Working with a recruiting firm works much the same way.
Recruiting firm benefits to candidates considering a career change
Recruiters work on positions you probably won’t see posted online, giving you a larger pool of potential opportunities. Although job boards are popular, not all jobs are posted for various reasons. Some companies want to keep their job opening out of the spotlight and therefore use a recruiter for confidentiality.
Recruiters can give guidance on resumes, the search
process, interview prep, and salary negotiations.
Insights into the job market, company culture, hiring trends, salary ranges, and benefits can help candidates understand what competition looks like in their industry. Recruiters help provide those insights and will be honest in assessing how your background stacks up with the competition.
Recruiting services can offer confidentiality to job seekers who are currently employed and do not want their job search to be public knowledge.
The employer pays recruiting fees, and there is no cost to the candidate. If you are asked to pay for a recruiter to represent you for a job, you might want to think twice and ask more questions.
Recruiters like to build relationships that carry through a candidate’s full career. They can serve as career coaches and counselors to help your job search be smoother and faster.
Whether you are looking for talent for your team or exploring the job market, using a recruiter can be a huge asset to have in your corner.
Frequently Asked Questions
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