As a person who dedicates my career to helping others find theirs, I hope I can find the right match for you. Whether we are the bridge to your next employer or simply end up being a new networking contact for each other, we want your interaction with us to be a positive experience.
Over the last 30+ years, we’ve found that adhering to these common-sense guidelines can often mean the difference between frustration and success for both candidates and companies. As you embark on a possible job change, consider this advice working with any recruiter.
• First, seek out a recruiting partner that specializes in your field. They understand the idiosyncrasies of the industry’s hiring process, and have an established network to help them match candidates with job openings.
• Communicate, communicate, communicate. Nothing slows down the process like candidates/hiring managers who don’t respond to the recruiter in a timely manner.
• Be patient. When the stars align, finding the perfect fit can happen in as little as a few days. But in a challenging employment market, it can take weeks – or more.
• Stay connected. Even if you’re not currently looking, your recruiting partner can be a valuable resource to you. Checking in now and then can often lead to happy surprises.
Your recruiter is a free service to you. All of their fees are earned from clients. You are one of many in their network, but they will give you what you need to find the right match and make an important decision. Realize that appreciation is a two-way street. The best way to thank your recruiter is to send them referrals and help build their network. Trust is always noticed, appreciated, and rewarded!