Why work with a recruiter?
Partnering with a recruiter to assist in your job search is a crucial career decision. Competent recruiters are capable of introducing you to job opportunities you wouldn’t otherwise find, providing key job market insight, negotiating higher compensation packages, and providing critical resume and job-search advice. Working with a recruiter can be a game changer when making your next career move—here are five reasons why.
1) Recruiters have access to the best job opportunities
Employers continue to entrust experienced recruiters to support key hiring decisions. Given the depth of their experience, they’re able to understand the employer’s needs—sometimes better than the employer themself.
2) Recruiters source the strongest candidates
Finding the best job candidates for an employer takes hard work, even when it seems easy. Successful recruiters have a strong professional network capable of producing qualified candidates on demand to expedite the placement process.
3) Recruiters’ goals align with their clients’ goals
Unlike employment websites, which leave candidates to vet opportunities on their own, a recruiter’s goals align with both the candidate and the company. Their number one priority is to match great great individuals with new job opportunities at amazing companies. Since they’re accountable to the result, they take the time to learn about the role, then take more time to learn about the candidate.
4) Recruiters focus on job fit
Many companies begin the hiring process looking for qualified job candidates when they should really be searching for job fit candidates—and there are big differences between the two. Qualified candidates meet or exceed a position’s required skills and experience, while job fit candidates take it a step further. They’re qualified for the role and a company’s culture, ensuring they really suit the role.
5) Your cost of a bad hire is still too high
Have you added up the cost of a bad hire at your company? Chances are it’s higher than you think. Mis-hires are silent killers within most organizations, but there are several ways to build up your immunity:
- Know what makes your company culture unique.
- Revisit your job titles and descriptions to ensure they set new hires up for success.
- Pay attention to the ideal roles that your candidates are seeking.
- Make sure your top candidate is truly a great fit before making an offer.
Check out our downloadable PDF on mis-hires, or read our full blog post, Your Cost of a Bad Hire Is Still Too High. Here’s Why.