How to work with a recruiter

A recruiters main role is to match suitable candidates for job opportunities on behalf of their clients. When you’re searching for a new job, working with a skilled recruiter can make all the difference. 

A recruiter can help open the doors to your dream company, provide any input into how to get your ideal role and coach you on what works and what doesn’t with specific clients. 

You and your recruiter will ideally be partners, working together to land you a job that meets all of your criteria. So, you as the candidate must find someone who’s a good fit to further your particular job search. Recruiters typically specialise in a specific industry of area which is why it’s important you screen them for your level of expertise before you start a relationship with them. 

You will divulge information about your work history, strengths, weaknesses and career goals along the way, which is why it’s important that you know your own goals. Do you have any expectations of your next role, whether it’s salary, location or responsibilities?

Above all, recruiters are people too. Treat conversations with them as if you are on an interview with a hiring manager. The way you communicate with your recruiter is a good indication of how you will represent yourself in your future. 

Your skills and experience could be exactly what a recruiter is working for, but first, you need to let them know that you exist. If you need help getting started, contact the team at C3Talent. 

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