If you weren’t thinking about writing your recruiter a nice note for Valentine’s Day, maybe you should reconsider.
Your recruiter should be one of your top supporters, your cheerleader, your mentor, and teacher in preparing you for the next step in your career. Need a bit more convincing? Here are a few more reasons why you should show your appreciation for your recruiter this Valentine’s Day.
Your recruiter is like your professional match-maker. It’s their job, literally, to find your perfect employer. They provide an impartial yet committed perspective on what opportunities and companies are the best fit for your unique skill set and personality type. They get to know you on a personal level, and can be your introduction to the best hiring managers to help you achieve your career goals. Furthermore, recruiters are really good at finding the best match between a candidate and a job. Their industry knowledge and cool observational skills can help you find your career soul mate.
It’s All About Who You Know
A well developed professional network is an essential tool in discovering and landing new jobs. If you lack a robust network when you begin your job search, you are essentially fighting an uphill battle throughout the entire process. Another reason to love your recruiter is for their connections. Hiring managers and companies who are seeking new employees know that working through recruiters helps to reduce the work and budget required to hire new talent, and thus they actively seek out help from recruiters. After years of working with a wide variety of employers, your recruiter knows who’s hiring, what they’re looking for, and what’s on the horizon as well. That network is a huge bonus when you start working with a recruiter because you know that you’ll be connected with the right companies at the right time.
Your recruiter isn’t just a rolodex, they’re also an encyclopedia. They know all about the job market, and if you are working with a specialized staffing agency, they know what companies are hiring for your niche position. Recruiters can also help you better understand the value of your skills, the going rate for positions, and whether an offer is reasonable or not. If you lack that industry knowledge, you could end up regretting your decision to settle with one company rather than another. Your recruiter has your back in these situations.
Recruiters are great at building relationships, with applicants and with hiring managers both. They are the facilitator of critical connections between a candidate and a company, and as such they need to be committed to building relationships. It’s not just an issue of valued usefulness, in many cases recruiters are genuinely committed to making sure that the people they work with, on both sides of the table, are content with their interaction and hiring decisions. What more could you ask for from a recruiter?
About BOS Staffing
With more than 100 years combined experience providing temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent staff. We serve the legal, medical, call center, accounting, IT, technical, distribution and light industrial industries, BOS Staffing is a leading employment firm serving the Athens, GA area.
If you are looking for a new job in Georgia, view our available opportunities and apply online today.