As the Internet and recruiting have been increasingly more linked, there are plenty of job searching tools available for both potential employees and employers. With thousands and thousands of job boards and online recruitment resources available, you may think that the job of a recruiter is becoming obsolete and the concept is “old-fashioned” – but that’s not the case! Here are our top 3 reasons for using a recruiter:
- Don’t get stuck in the large pool of candidates: Widespread jobs that are heavily promoted online get hundreds and hundreds of applications and employers can’t possibly thoroughly look into all candidates. When using a recruiter, you can tap into the hidden job market, jobs that aren’t extensively promoted in the open job market, introducing you into a smaller pool of candidates. This will instantly increase your chances of being considered for the next step in the job selection process and ultimately getting the job.
- Let the recruiter do the legwork: Yes, these days it’s not incredibly difficult to apply for jobs online, but why choose to be one of the many faceless resumes? Recruiters have several professional contacts that can give you the upper hand in the pool of candidates for a job. A recruiter can also promote your strengths and skills, and can demonstrate that you are a good fit for the company. An effective recruiter will be “in the know” on where the next opportunity lies in your desired industry so you don’t have to spend your time trying to find it.
- Improve your skills and get information from a recruiter: You can use the services offered at recruitment agencies to improve your interview skills, update your resume and make you more prepared for the job selection process. Recruiters will equip you with the information and skills you need to have a successful interview with a potential employer. They can provide insights on what you should highlight to make you particularly desirable to employers. Recruiters can also give you information on trends in your desired industry, including compensation.
Job searching, resume reviewing and matching the best candidates to companies is the full-time job of recruiters – you don’t need to make that your job as well. Think twice when considering working with an “old-fashioned” recruiter.