23 May 2017
Top 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Recruiter
Looking for a job can be stressful and time consuming - as a result, many opt to use a recruiter. Recruiters often specialise in a specific industry and therefore have an abundance of knowledge about current trends and developments. It is in the recruiter’s best interest to find you a job, so remember they are there to help you.
We’ve put together the top 5 tips to get the most of your recruiter:
- Choose your recruiter/agency wisely. Recruitment agencies specialise in various industries and many agencies have sub sectors such as Mane. A specialised recruiter will increase your chances of being put forward for a relevant job in your industry.
- Build a rapport with the recruiter. Get to know your recruiter and let them get to know you. You need to be able to trust them when finding your next job. As the recruiter gets to know you, they will get to understand what work environment you will thrive in most. If you're a contractor who's looking for a new job every couple of months, having a close relationship with a recruiter will ensure you're not out of work for too long between jobs.
- Let the recruiter edit your CV. Since you won’t have direct contact with the client, it’s best to let the recruiter do everything they can to land you the role. They know exactly what the client is looking for, so let them make some changes to your CV so that it matches the job description. They will always run the changes through with you before they send it to the client.
- Let the recruiter guide you. Recruiters will offer tips to nail your interview. Listen to their guidance - it’ll help you get past the interview stage and will increase your chances of success. Use your recruiters industry expertise to your advantage.
- Be honest with the recruiter. Don’t be afraid to be honest with the recruiter. If you don't like the sound of a job they have put forward to you, tell them. Don’t lie about your work experience, as it won’t help you in the interview stage - be completely honest and let the recruiter find your perfect match.