Working with recruiters isn’t easy, and you’ve most likely encountered at least one bad recruiter experience during a past job search. Sometimes. Are they helpful? Not always. Are they lying to you? Not always. Decoding recruiters is tough, but read on to learn the pros and cons of working with them and how to make the partnership effective
For starters, as a company of former recruiters, we are sorry for how so many recruiters interact with job seekers. So many companies and recruiters have it backwards, and fulfill every goal (number of phone calls, placements, etc) besides the one that matters: guiding you through the door that aligns with your career aspirations. It’s that’s simple 📇
Let’s start with the cons so we can end on a high note. Recruiters often operate under pressure, and to measure their effort most companies have metrics. This means a certain amount of calls, interviews and hires in the door. These are bad news for the job seeker; although the recruiter ultimately wants the right person in the role, they may string you along for a job you are not qualified for
On the other side of this, there are many pros to working with a recruiter. There are plenty of recruiters out there who are fantastic resources for you during a job search. They are the gatekeepers between you and the potential company and role of your dreams, so there is a lot of good in building a relationship with them. They know how their hiring managers operate, how to practice for interviews, and so much more that can help get you prepared for a successful job search. Recruiters are usually the first to hear of new openings, promotions, and even other hiring companies in the area
The most important thing to do is be aware of who you are working with, and try to partner with someone who will prioritize your career as much as you do. Check the link in the profile to read our full article!
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