How Recruiters Can Help Build Your Career
Whether you want better pay, shorter hours, more responsibility or promotion, find out why your best chance of landing that dream job is your recruitment agency.
Be A Person, Not A Number
If you’ve ever advertised a vacancy, then you’ll be all too familiar with the resulting stack of printed CVs to cull or an inbox that threatens to burst its limits. If you haven’t been on the receiving end of this level of attention, imagine the pressure of sifting all of these messages as you weigh up the pros and cons of what you think each application offers against what you’re looking for. It feels like a mountain to climb and it’s all too easy for potential employers to discard great candidates out of hand just to make inroads into the task.
You may well have spent hours slaving over your CV or painstakingly filling out a lengthy application form, but to the employer it’s just one more piece of paper or another electronic message. It isn’t a real person. But when an employer speaks with someone they trust about a great person who’s a good fit, it brings the person behind the application to life. Now you stand out from the crowd, thanks to your champion – your recruiter.
Go To The Front Of The Queue
Ask yourself a question; when you buy a book or an album, would you be more likely to choose one that has been published by the author or musician themselves, or one that a discerning professional has already decided is good enough to invest their time and money in? It’s possible that there’s no difference in the quality, but the choice by an experienced professional to advance one ‘product’ over many others is an invaluable first filter to a consumer that may feel swamped with options. And it’s the same with job applications; the hirer will listen when a recruiter tells them they can match their needs.
Recruiters spend years building longstanding relationships with their clients and cultivating an extensive network of contacts. They understand what the employer is looking for and can open up doors that might otherwise remain closed to you.
Recruiters are also the first to hear about new opportunities. Those years of relationship building mean that when a company has a space to fill, their first action is to talk to the people who are already in touch with the new talent they’re looking for. A recruiter could have your CV on the hirer’s desk before the advert has even gone live.
Let The Right Job Come To You
Trying to find your dream job can feel like whispering in a whirlwind; you get lost in all the noise. It’s a time consuming task that gets lost in the day-to-day grind of getting the job done – even if that job isn’t the one you really want. But a recruiter spends all day every day matching the right person with the right job.
And when your dream job lands on their desk, you want your details to be at the front of their mind. Even if you aren’t actively looking for a new job, why wouldn’t you want the right job to find you?
Your recruiter will not only match your skills and professional experience with the right role, but they can also advise a client where you could add value because they understand the needs of the business better than someone who has just read the job spec. The result is that your next role could be built around you, giving you every chance to excel and become indispensible to your next employer.
Have you ever started a new job and felt like the only cat in the kennels? It’s no fun being the odd one out. You won’t enjoy your work and your employers won’t get the best out of you. Nobody’s happy. But ensuring a good culture fit is one of the hardest aspects for a direct hire to get right.
Of course you research the company before any interview – you do, don’t you? – but there’s only so much information that is widely available. You can often find out the practical things like how long the company has been trading, how many staff they employ, annual turnover and even the interviewer’s favourite music, but it’s almost impossible to uncover what makes the company, department or team tick. A recruiter can give you that insight. They can tell you when a position ticks your boxes or give you a heads up on any potential problems, so that when you make that move, it’s the right one. After all, you want to enjoy your next job, don’t you?
If you want to find out more about how Kingston Barnes can help you land your dream job, and help you build your career talk to us today on 0117 325 2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org