The Top 5 Reasons You Should Use a Staffing Firm to Help You Find Your Next Job
Jumping back into the candidate pool can be daunting, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve looked for a job. Luckily, there are a plethora of resources out there to use to prepare for interviewing and the next steps that might be in your career. Your secret weapon for finding your dream job might not be an interview guide, though. Having a great recruiter in your corner is the best tool of all! Here are 5 reasons why:
1. We have the relationships.
We have a direct line to the right internal contacts at the companies you want to work for. Recruiters only want to work with the best overall clients in the IT space (work environment, total compensation, and growth potential), and I’m sure you only want to work for a great company too! Recruiters don’t just send a resume and hope for the best, our contacts expect us to reach out to them by phone/video to discuss who we’ve met and why we feel they would be a great fit for this opportunity.
2. We take the time to understand your background and ideals.
Experienced recruiters have terrific listening skills and want to really understand the best way to help you find that perfect role. We can share our experiences with several companies, not just one, that will fit your ideals best. Everyone’s different and we’ll take the time to understand what’s important to you.
3. Consulting for you based on our experiences.
We act as “free consultants” able to share good information with you about what works for your resume, how you should answer specific questions during an interview, along with sharing good articles and prep information to help you have a successful job interview. The better you do the better we look – we have skin in the game too, and we are here to help you.
4. Practice makes perfect.
Even if this isn’t your first rodeo interviewing can be a stressful endeavor. We will help you by practicing “mock interviews” so you will get a real feel for what you should expect when meeting the hiring manager and how to react to specific questions and situations.
5. Feedback, feedback, feedback.
I’ve heard from many candidates that they had an interview on their own and never received any feedback on how they did. They assumed since they didn’t hear back that they didn’t do well, which is most likely the case, but it’s important to hear what happened. We find out the good and the bad. The feedback we receive can help tweak your performance for your next meeting. All feedback is important for every candidate, and we know that sharing honest feedback is helpful.
BONUS POINT – Negotiating for you to receive the best offer.
It’s our job as recruiters to understand your ideals including salary expectations. You’ve done a great job during the interview stage and now is the most important part of accepting a new job – compensation! This can be a tough subject for some candidates to discuss with the hiring team – don’t want to leave money on the table, but also don’t want to look like you’re only driven by the money. We have discussions with you and our client before we even get to the offer stage, this makes the close on the money work best and seamless. Everyone is happy and you can start on day one with a big smile on your face.
Reminder: If you are working with multiple recruiters or staffing agencies, make sure you know which recruiters have submitted you for which jobs. It’s in your best interest to avoid being submitted to the same job multiple times by different people.
As you continue your job search, keep in mind that recruiters are here to help YOU! At the end of the day, a recruiter’s job is to act in your best interest and ensure that you would be great at the jobs they submit you for. If you’re interested in working with an IT recruiter to find your next great adventure, take a look at our open jobs.