3 reasons why you should use a recruiter in your job search

3 reasons why you should use a recruiter in your job search

Looking for your next new job is exciting and yet it can be a very challenging, daunting, and sometimes disappointing process.

The thought of having to go through numerous listings on various job boards can be overwhelming in itself;

  • Filtering the vacancies to find the ones that you are wanting
  • Tailoring your resume and cover letter for each of your shortlisted jobs
  • Emailing/mailing your letter and resume
  • Sit around waiting for the phone to ring
  • Doing it all over again!

Whether you trawl through endless job boards or even start to leverage LinkedIn for potential new job leads, the end process amounts to the same outcome – spray and pray!

However, you can make the process of finding your next dream job much easier – consider working with a recruiter.

For a start, when working with a recruiter, you’re not totally alone in your job search.

A recruiter will match you with a job that requires your skills and experiences.

However, you need to keep in mind that a recruiter’s job is not necessarily to find you a job – they are not working for you.

Recruiters are hired by businesses looking for employees to fill their open positions.

Basically, recruiters find people for jobs (not jobs for people).

Having said this, you will however, you gain advantage using a recruiter in your job search.

Here are X reasons why you should consider using a recruiter to help you with your job search.

3 reasons why you should use a recruiter to help with your next job search

  1. First and foremost, a recruiter will help you save time

Just imagine how many hours you could spend searching job boards and sending applications?

When you use a recruiter, you split the workload.  Remember, recruiters spend at least eight hours a day trying to find candidates for their clients.

First off, recruiters know what jobs are out there.

Second – they know you are looking for a new job.

And third, they spend much of their time to making sure those jobs are filled.

By using a recruiter, you will save time on your job search and more than likely, you’ll find the job with the right fit.

  1. Networking on a larger scale

When searching for your new job, you will most likely lean on your current connections that include; past employers, school/university colleagues, friends, and family or even social media connections.

Regardless of how diverse your current connections are, a recruiter will invariably have a larger circle of connections.

And think about this, when you send a resume to an HR department, you’re relying on that document to at least secure an interview.

Yet, if a recruiter thinks you are a good fit for their client, you instantly have a warm introduction.

Recruiters spend a lot of time making connections through databases, phone calls, and face-to-face networking.

By using a recruiter during your job search, your network grows exponentially.

  1. Access to the ‘hidden’ job market

Not all job vacancies are posted on job boards or LinkedIn.

Some companies may only post jobs on their websites.  While others may only rely on third-party sourcing agencies to find candidates and even word of mouth.

You could be missing out on opportunities by only relying on job-search websites.

A recruiter can help you tap into the hidden job market which many other candidates may not even know exist.

They can give you access to jobs that are confidentially advertised or not yet publicly posted.

If you are a candidate looking for your next dream job, contact Recruitment Australia on +61 2 9634 5912.