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Choosing the best recruiter for you

Finding a recruiter can be a challenging task, especially if you’re not sure what to look for. A recruiter can be a valuable asset to your job search, helping you discover opportunities and providing valuable guidance and support throughout the hiring process. To choose a recruiter that will be effective for you, there are a few key things to consider:

Specialty

Different recruiters have different areas of expertise, so it’s essential to find one that specialises in your industry or type of job. This will ensure that they have the knowledge and connections to help you find the right opportunities. For example, if you are looking for a job in the not-for-profit sector, you should look for a recruiter who has experience in placing candidates in not-for-profit roles.

Reputation

It’s essential to choose a recruiter who has a proven track record of success and is well-regarded by both clients and job seekers. You can ask for references or check online reviews to get a sense of a recruiter’s reputation. You may also want to ask other professionals in your industry for recommendations or advice on which recruiters they have had success with.

Approach

Different recruiters have different approaches to working with clients. Some may be more hands-on, providing regular updates and guidance throughout the job search process, while others may take a more laissez-faire approach. Consider what kind of support and guidance you need and choose a recruiter who aligns with your preferences. If you’re an independent learner who prefers to take the lead in your job search, a more hands-off recruiter may be a good fit. On the other hand, if you need more support and guidance, you may want to choose a recruiter who keeps you up to date more regularly.

Network and connections

A good recruiter will have a wide network of contacts in your industry, including hiring managers at top companies. Ask about their connections and how they can help you tap into those networks to find job opportunities. You may also want to ask how they keep their connections up-to-date and what steps they take to ensure that they have the most current information on job openings and hiring trends in your industry.

Long-term relationships

A recruiter who is interested in building a long-term relationship with you is more likely to provide valuable support and guidance throughout your career. Look for a recruiter who is committed to helping you achieve your long-term career goals. This may include providing ongoing career coaching, helping you to develop a personal branding strategy, or connecting you with other professionals in your industry.

Choosing a recruiter is an important decision that can have a significant impact on your job search. By taking the time to research and compare different recruiters, you can find one that will work for you and help you achieve your career goals.

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