So, you want to hunt the hunters in the job market? It’s a great strategy for job seekers to get on a recruiter’s radar. However, the burning question is, “Where can I meet headhunters?”
It’s a great question, and the answer is that you can find top quality recruiters in more ways that most realize. The following outlines where to meet recruiters and ways job seekers can get on their radar.
4 Effective Ways to Meet Recruiters
1. Tap your network
Most people know someone who has used a recruiter in the past. Start your search by talking to some of your colleagues to see who they have used and the experiences they had with the recruiter.
2. Do a Google search
Simply typing “Toronto headhunter” or “Recruiters in Toronto” into Google search can generate thousands of results. For more specific results, make sure to include your industry in your search term. For example, if you are in marketing, you may type, “Marketing recruiter in Toronto.”
3. Get on LinkedIn
Recruiters live on LinkedIn. You should have no problem finding recruiters with whom to connect on LinkedIn. Keep in mind, it’s important to work with recruiters who fill positions within your industry.
4. Attend networking events
Meeting people and attending networking events is a great way to meet recruiters, other professionals, and connect with companies that are hiring.
How to Get a Headhunter’s Attention
Connecting with a headhunter is one thing, but getting their attention is important if you want them to help you with your job search. Here are some effective ways to get a headhunter’s attention:
- Work on your online presence
- Hand out those business cards
- Be visible and social (online and offline)
- Make it known that you are looking
- Be active in your industry by contributing to associations, blogging, and sharing content on social media
- Build a good reputation in your industry
- Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
- Be active in LinkedIn groups and be part of the conversation
Once you get a recruiter’s attention, it’s important to put your best foot forward, act professionally, and work collaboratively with them to find potential positions.
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