1. Meet In Person
By meeting with your recruiter in person it shows that you are committed to finding a job. Go beyond your one-dimensional resume and demonstrate your qualities in person. This will show your recruiter which jobs and environments best suit you and your strengths. Meeting face to face also shows your recruiter you are willing to go the extra mile in finding the right job.
When meeting your recruiter, prepare as if it is a mock interview. This is a great way to practice impressing your future employer. By taking this meeting seriously, it will show your recruiter you are professional and ready to work.
2. Be Committed
The recruitment process is a team effort. Make sure you show you are committed to the process by doing the things your recruiter asks. By doing your part, your recruiter will more likely do everything they can to help you! If your recruiter asks to change your resume to be more specific or show examples of your work – do it! Treat these requests as if they are coming from your future employer.
Keep in mind, requests from your recruiter will aid your recruiter in finding you the right job. Take your recruiters request seriously and professionally.
3. Be Honest And Transparent
Honesty and transparency are essential in the recruitment process. If your recruiter knows the whole story they will be better equipped to help you in your job search. By leaving out important information it may end up slowing down or disqualifying you from certain positions.
If something happened in your previous work history that may be perceived as negative, tell your recruiter what happened and what steps you took to turn the situation into a positive.
4. Let Your Recruiter Help You Prepare For Interviews
Your recruiter will have a good understanding of what their client is looking for in an interview. Make sure you let your recruiter help you prepare.
Even if you already are comfortable with interviews, you can always learn something new. Remember, your recruiter has a lot of practice in this area and is there to help you succeed. Listen carefully to any tips or information they have. They can help you know what their client is specifically looking for.
5. Take Ownership Of Your Job Search
Keep track of where your resume is going. This is especially important when you are personally sending resumes out. Work with your recruiter to make sure you are not both sending out resumes to the same companies. Sending multiple resumes to the same company will not be beneficial.
6. Have An Electronic Resume Readily Available
Make sure that you have both hard copy and an electronic copy of your resume easily accessible. Some employers prefer resume in hand while others like an emailed copy.
One of your recruiter’s main job is to help carefully edit your resume to present to their clients. Make sure that your resume is in Word format to make this process easier and faster. This will help your recruiter make a professional looking resume.
7. Call Your Recruiter After Interviews For Feedback
Feedback from your recruiter is essential in this process. Your recruiter will always want to speak with you before speaking to their client so they make sure they know how everything went. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns for the client make sure to ask your recruiter. They are there to help you!
8. Always Keep Your Recruiter Informed
If you have any changes in your life whether it be your location, your salary, or even your availability – you need to keep your recruiter up to date. It is very important you and your recruiter are on the same page. This will help tailor your recruiter’s search for opportunities for you.
9. Use Social Media As A Tool
Be sure to follow your recruiter on social media. Often times your recruiter will post important information, company updates, and even new jobs. Be sure to check out your recruiter’s website to find tips and advice for you and your job hunt. By following your recruiter closely it will show a great level of commitment to the process.
10. Keep In Contact
Be sure to keep in touch with your recruiter. Let them know how you are doing and if you are offered a new job. A recruiter loves hearing about your success!
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