Many developers say that recruiters are annoying.
— Ignore the spammy ones.
— Leave a note to recruiters on LinkedIn with a request not to bother you.
And when you team up with the right recruiter, he or she can be of great help.
Why use a recruiter to find a job?
We can name at least 9 reasons.
1. Recruiters can provide you with the insights into the job market.
The good ones know where the jobs are, what the jobs are, and how big the supply/demand ratio is. We keep abreast of the tech trends and know which technologies are currently sought after. What’s more, we are aware of the salaries in the industry. We can give you some really good advice on all these things.
2. We help you define your career goals.
If you’re not sure which career path to take or what opportunities to try, ask a talent acquisition professional for assistance. Tell your trusted recruiter what you would like to do and what you are most passionate about. Let us help you realise your full potential.
3. We help you craft a better CV.
Recruiters are people who deal with hundreds of CVs and professional profiles daily. We surely know how to make your resume stand out from the rest. We will also help you tailor your CV to a particular job.
4. We prepare you for the job interview and smooth out the recruitment process.
A good talent acquisition professional will tell you what you can expect from the recruitment process, what types of interviews there are, and how many of them are awaiting you. We will give you an estimate of how long the entire hiring process can take.
Besides, your recruiter probably knows what the interview FAQs at each company are. We will make sure you get all the necessary information before the interview and go there prepared.
5. We give you some useful information about the hiring company.
Good recruiters work closely with their client companies. We know what the business is looking for in a candidate. Most probably, we have actively helped to create the job description. We always try to understand the company culture and know what is waiting for you there (the team, working conditions, benefits, and more). It’s very likely that we hired people for this client before.
6. We tell you who your interviewer is.
Agency recruiters work with the hiring managers and decision makers. We will know who is going to interview you and who will manage your entire recruitment process. And, for you, it is crucial to research both the company and the people you will be talking to.
7. We give you feedback regularly.
Managing feedback between the applicant and the company is what a recruiter does. And, if for some reason, you haven’t heard back from the interviewer, we will chase him or her until we get a response. For the sake of transparency and effective communication, keep your recruiter updated on your progress as well.
8. We are your advocate in your recruitment process.
We are genuinely interested in your success. We will emphasize your positive attributes and point out how you are a perfect match for the team. We will also talk you into considering other opportunities if the current company is not the right fit for you.
Your recruiter can help you in the offer negotiations. Because your satisfaction with the new position means a lot to us. (It also adds points to our reputation when our candidates are happy.)
9. We remind the hiring manager to send you the offer in time.
It happens a lot: you are torn between several job offers and have to make a decision very soon, but 'that one company' hasn’t sent you their offer yet. You don’t want the hiring manager to think you’re pushy. Let your recruiter explain the situation on your behalf; companies tend to listen to us.
So, can a recruiter get you a job?
Yes, yes, and yes once again! All in all, this is what we are supposed to do.
So, when a recruiter contacts you on LinkedIn next time, keep in mind all the benefits you can get from this collaboration. Just choose your talent acquisition professional carefully. And once you have, work with him or her side-by-side.
Don’t forget that it’s all about cooperation. To help you obtain the most suitable position, we need your input. Talk to us, tell us about your wants, needs, preferences, passions, and also job-related fears. Let us help you overcome the challenges and land the job you deserve.
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