Many job seekers who turn to a staffing firm for help do so for the first time. Perhaps they’ve found that their usual method of seeking work isn’t helping them, or they’re already employed but want to conduct a quiet search for an employer who offers a better fit.
Recruiters can handle all these situations and more. They specialize in building relationships, knowing their industry inside and out, and connecting job seekers to the work and employers that are right for them. Here’s how to get the most out of your relationship with your recruiter.
- Ask questions. If you’ve never worked with a staffing firm before, you probably have plenty of questions about the process. Questions are a great start! Put your curiosity to work by asking your recruiter what industries they specialize in, how they will match you with employers, and what opportunities are available. Your recruiter can also help you fine-tune your resume, practice your interview skills, and learn how to navigate job fairs with confidence.
- Don’t forget to touch base with your staffing firm at least once a week. Update your recruiter on your job search process, share thoughts or information about your professional field, or simply check in to say hello. The more information you can share with your recruiter, the more likely it is that he or she can help you find exactly the job you’re looking for.
- Don’t stop seeking. Your recruiter is a valuable resource for your job hunt, but he or she is not your only available resource. If time is of the essence, stay on the job hunt yourself by talking to your professional network, scouring job boards – including the one run by your staffing firm – and contacting your recruiter to discuss possible new leads. Don’t hesitate to ask for help connecting to your staffing firm’s professional network as well. Remember, your staffing firm’s top goal is to find you the right job, no matter where the “lead” comes from.
At THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC, our Minneapolis recruiters specialize in connecting job seekers to companies that offer both a great cultural fit and scope for their expanding talents. Contact us today to learn more.