If you are planning a job search in the Pacific Northwest, you don’t have to go about it alone. Looking for a job is a stress-filled, daunting endeavor, and a recruiter can help make the whole process easier for you.
Are you aware of the role a recruiter can play in your job search? With their deep industry expertise and regional knowledge, recruiters will work with you to prepare for job search success and find the jobs that best fit your skills and your goals.
Here are some of the advantages of working with a recruiter in your area.
1. They can save you time.
You have a partner who has jobs to fill and is looking to see if you are a good match for any of them. The recruiter is aware of the job market, trends in the market and what jobs are available – even those that may not have been advertised. Some companies only use recruiters to fill openings rather than advertise on job boards and local postings.
Your recruiter will get to know your skills and background and the kind of job you want, helping you build a long-term vision for your career and finding jobs that will help you along that path.
You can spend hours looking through job boards and sending out resumes, all of which may lead to nothing. This way you know that you are not working alone.
2. You increase your network.
You have your own network of professional contacts – current and former colleagues, friends, mentors and family. By using a recruiter, you expand this network significantly. Recruiters have large networks among the companies they work with, networks formed through databases, phone calls and meeting with company managers. By leaning on your recruiter’s expertise and relationships, you can gain a leg up on the competition.
3. Recruiters help with the application process.
Recruiters will work with you throughout the entire process, from the time you apply for the job to accepting the offer. They can help you with your resume and with interviewing techniques. They can give you information about the employer, what the company is like and the kind of culture it has.
4. Maintain an ongoing relationship to grow your career.
When you send a resume to an employer for a specific position, and the employer is not interested, odds are they will toss your resume. With a recruiter, however, you have a real contact you can stay in touch with in order to find out when new opportunities arise.
At Opti Staffing, we value quality over quantity. We care about our job candidates, our results and our relationships. We take the time to get to know our candidates, enabling us to make better matches with employers. We treat our people with respect, and establish long-term relationships. We have placed thousands of people since 1999. Give us a call today to see what Opti can do for you.