President & CEOLainie Bennett is President and CEO of Millennium Personnel Corp., an independently owned and operated boutique administrative employment agency.
Working with a recruiter or job placement agency is an excellent idea for all job candidates. Whether you are qualified for administrative jobs, like receptionist or clerical work or high level executive positions such as CEO or Controller, recruitment firms can assist you by speeding up the process. And experience levels can vary from college grads to bookkeepers. Indeed, recruiters have an active pipeline of positions, career information, job coaching insights and tips and an active network of clients and can put you in front of human resource managers quickly. If you’ve never considered a Recruiter before, here are the top five things to remember when working with one!
1. Be clear!
Always be clear about what you are looking for in terms of your salary, the types opportunities, the skill sets you possess. A good recruiter will sense your straightforward attitude and return the favor. Neither yourself nor the recruiter will benefit if you are wishy-washy during the job search.
2. Be accessible.
If your recruiter reaches out to you, be sure to respond promptly. Because it is usually for a good reason! They may have a job offer for you, an update on a recent interview or they may have details on a new job position that needs to be filled immediately. Commit to being responsible and responsive when you are working with a recruiter. This will give your job search the best results.
3. Be prepared.
It is always best to have your resume polished and ready to go. Practice your interview skills beforehand. Think about the type of job you are looking for and communicate this to the job search team. The more prepared you are, the quicker your recruiter can get you into an open position.
4. Be open minded.
Your recruiting team might share opportunities you hadn’t thought of yourself. Perhaps you are interested in working in a large law firm but an amazing opportunity that fits your skill-set has opened at a small architectural firm. Consider new opportunities and listen to your recruitment team. Weigh your options and you will go far.
5. Be resolute.
It is important to show the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively. Otherwise you may lose out. Clients may be offended if you take too long and your offer may get rescinded.
Ready to put these guidelines to the test? Millennium Personnel Corp can simplify the hiring process in New York City for both job seekers and hiring managers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org