We all know that looking for a job can be a stressful process, especially if you currently don’t have any income coming in. One of the first things that professionals in this situation do is think about where to look for jobs and ways to get their foot in the door at companies they would like to work for.
One strategy that more professionals are benefitting from is working with an external recruiter. However, for some reason, many people are skeptical about working with external recruiters, and some view recruiters as a foe when, in fact, they are a friend and can greatly help you with your job search.
Perhaps it’s the misconceptions that exist about recruiters or the simple fact that people are confused about the role that recruiters play in the hiring process. Before we get into the advantages of working with external recruiters, let’s look at some important things to understand about recruiters and their role.
To ensure you have the right level of expectation, here are some key things to keep in mind about external recruiters:
With the above being said, there are many benefits of working with an external recruiter when looking to make a career move. External recruiters:
The key to working with an external recruiter is to not only understand how they operate, but temper your expectations and understand that they can provide you with many benefits for your job search.
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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Financial Services & Insurance, Marketing Communications & Media, Emerging Tech & Telecom, Consumer Goods & Retail, B2B & Industrial, Technology, Accounting & Finance, HR & Operations and Mining & Engineering. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.
Riel is a Director of Client Services with IQ PARTNERS where he recruits across the full scope of multiple lines of business, with a particular focus in Financial Services & Insurance, IT, Human Resources, and Real Estate Services.