Looking for work on your own is challenging. It is a full-time job on its own and while you might be able to find a job on your own eventually, you have a much better shot at landing a job that fits your needs if you work with a recruiter. Recruiters will open up possibilities that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to. A good recruiter can help you nail your interviews and reach your career objectives. The first step to working with a recruiter is to know what questions to ask. Here are a few.
What Is the Project or Job?
You want to listen to what the job description is before you even start to consider it as an opportunity. If the employer is expected you to do task you aren’t qualified to do or aren’t capable of learning how to do, you don’t want to waste time on an interview. The same is true is if the compensation is lower than what you need to it be. Often times, the job description will give you insight on what the career trajectory of the job opening but this can often be half the story.
Working with a recruiter gives you access to another, deeper, understanding of the job. Good recruiters work closely with hiring manager in the organization. They can share details around success profile, culture traits, and how the firm goes above and beyond for their employees.
Don’t be afraid to have honest conversations with your recruiter. Their goal is to help you find the best job for you and your career.
How Do You Feel I Best Fit the Role?
You don’t just want a job, you want a job that fits your skills and personality. A deeply as a recruiter understands the job, a good recruiter can give you insight into what the jobs might be a fit based on your background and skill set. The recruiter takes the time to understand you as a person and because of this they will know how well you will fit with the role.
Usually they will know right away if the company will complement your values and personality. They’ve worked with the companies before and know what to expect when it comes to work environment and company culture. They us this knowledge of the firm and your skills to make the best and most productive introductions.
Where Do I Not Fit?
No every job is the right job for you. Whether there is a concern about how you will fit in with the company or there is a concern about the resume or interview, you want to know what the recruiter’s reservations are. The recruiter works to understand your career goals and can be a strong advocate in helping you reach those goals.
If you hunt for a job on your own, you go in blind with no insider information. You don’t know what the company is expecting of you or how they can help your career. A recruiter will be able to tell you what those expectations are and how it does move your skills forward. This allows you to carefully craft your interview to highlight your strengths. In many cases, the concerns are minor and can be fixed.
Job hunters know how hard it is to find a job and impossible to gain any insight into a company on your own. Don’t make important career decisions without help. Working a recruiter gives you an edge, and in a competitive employment market, this can make all the difference in the world.
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