Working with a recruiter can be beneficial for both the candidates and the companies looking for a new hire. Whether you are entry level looking for your big break in the finance industry or a large firm looking for a new human resources manager, a recruiter may be exactly what you need to streamline the process and find the perfect fit for you.
1. More Opportunities
When you hire a recruiter, you are casting a wider net and have access to a lot of opportunities you may not had otherwise had. A lot of companies don’t post open jobs on a website and a lot of times, when you submit a resume on a portal, it’s going into a big black hole and it’s hard to know where it’s actually going. With a recruiter, your resume is going straight to the company and into the hands of someone they have a relationship with. Your recruiter is a strong advocate for you and if they believe in you, they will tell the client what is great about you and help build you up.
As a company, hiring a new employee can be a daunting and time consuming task. For many firms, it is almost impossible for them to find the time to search and weed through candidates to find the right one. That’s why using a recruiter is a great tool. Not only will they take the task of your hands, but they will also prevent you from wasting any time by only bringing you candidates who have the potential to be a great fit for the company.
2. An Insider’s Insight
A recruiter works for both sides, so for a candidate, working with a recruiter lets you have a bit of insider information about the company and the hiring process. A recruiter will walk you through the interview process, paying special attention to the types of questions this specific company will ask. If a recruiter has worked with the company before, they will also be aware of what, exactly, they look for, and be sure to steer you in the right direction.
A recruiter works on commission, so they always strive to give their client 3-5 of the top candidates that are qualified and fit the bill. It is a recruiter’s job to present the most qualified candidates for each role so they will always meet with the candidates in person or via skype and do their own interviews before passing them on to you. Since they get to know the candidate, they will be able to fill you in on things that may not be found in their resume, but could be big factors in their ability to work well within your company.
3. Help with the Entire Process
Not only will a recruiter give you insider knowledge on the company and provide more opportunities, they will also help you through every detail of the recruiting process. When you are given an interview, they will walk you through the interview process and give you tips on how to dress and how to perform. When you receive your offer letter, they will walk you through the contract and give you advise on how to make the right decision. And even if a job opportunity doesn’t work out, they will continue to find other opportunities for you.
As stated, a recruiter will take the work off your hands and prevent any time waste by vetting candidates and handling the recruitment process for you. In addition to that, they will work to understand the needs of your company and keep a rolodex of potential candidates should an additional need arise down the line. A recruiter can also help a firm pinpoint what exactly they need in terms of staffing.
If you are searching for a job, or an employer searching for an employee, contact the recruiting professionals at The Goodkind Group. You can contact us at 212-378-0700 or visit our website to learn more about our services.