So Why Do Job Seekers Use
Executive Recruiters Anyway?
A Presentation by
Why Use Recruiters?
So I have been thinking and researching lately
on why, in this era of high technology, anyone
would bother to use a third-party recruiter
I think I have some answers.
Recruiters do more
than just find jobs
You can already simply job hunt on social networking and job
search websites and, of course, offline, too.
However, recruiters can help job candidates prepare for
interviews so that they have a fighting chance.
Many times they will already know the inside scoop. They’ll
design a targeted resume.
They can listen to job hunters’ concerns about particular jobs,
unique situations and backgrounds, all while keeping the job
search on track.
Furthermore, they coordinate your interviews and solicit
feedback from employers.
What else do they do?
At higher compensation and experience levels, they can act as
job hunters’ representatives and juggle their offers and
negotiate compensation. As well as help to compare offers.
Good executive recruiters do not cost job hunters anything.
You can use recruiters to screen out roles that you might not be
interested in after they are described to you.
You might not want to do the research or some aspect of the
research, or have the knowledge or contacts to do that
research. Recruiters can do that for you.
They’ll track news and look into markets, finding companies and
jobs that you couldn’t find out about on your own.
They might even get a company to create a job for you.
They can advise you on your career path.
In many cases, boutique firms may be better
than large recruiters, and will be able to give
you the appropriate time and effort and work
diligently on your behalf.
They understand and have seen situations
before that you might not have seen.
LinkedIn.com, an employment networking site,
says there are several hundred thousand
people in staffing and recruiting in North
America. There are many good reasons for that.
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