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6 Reasons to Partner with a Recruiter

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As a candidate on the job hunt, it can be stressful and overwhelming trying to find who to reach out to, how to apply, and how to make sure you are getting in front of the right people. If you partner with a recruiter, you can help medicate the stress of the job hunt. It, also, should make the process more streamlined and enjoyable.

Partner with a Recruiter to:

  1. Be able to access and be considered for roles that are not posted by companies or organizations. The right recruiter for you will have multiple roles that could be of interest or align with your goals and expectations. This saves you from having to spend hours applying to the same postings repeatedly.
  2. Properly prepare for an upcoming interview. When you partner with a recruiter that is effective they will have insight on whom you will be speaking with and what to expect in the interview. By no means will they have all of the answers but they can certainly help you feel more comfortable and relaxed going into the interview as prepared as possible.
  3. Align the right opportunities with appropriate salary bands. Recruiters know your value and how your skillset is viewed within your specific specialty. Partner with a recruiter that can offer advice on how to better align your skillset with opportunities.
  4. Work with a recruiter that will assist you in your job hunt at no charge to you. A professional recruiter’s fee is paid by the company doing the hiring, so you receive the advice and assistance for free.
  5. Receive advice on your resume. Recruiters see hundreds of resumes a month and can help you adjust and fix your resume. They have insight on simple improvements as well as how to better highlight certain skills for certain jobs. Recruiters want you to put your best foot forward and will make sure that your resume is top-notch and stands out.
  6. Insure your resume gets in front of a hiring manager. With hiring practices these days predominantly utilizing online job boards and company websites resumes get lost in the shuffle. Many companies use software to match keywords and filters to eliminate candidates that do not have exactly the skillset they are looking for. This means that often your resume is not getting in front of an actual hiring manager. A recruiter that is your partner won’t let that happen.

Interested in starting a job search in the market research industry? Contact Smith Hanley Associates’ Executive Recruiter, Daniel Wilberschied at dwilberschied@smithhanley.com.

 

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