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7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Working with a Professional Recruiter

Updated: May 22

You want a job that aligns with your career goals. To achieve your goal, you want to partner with a professional recruiter. But, you need to figure out how to get the best results from your partnership.

Reap the Benefits of Working with a Professional Recruiter

A professional recruiter can deliver plenty of support as you seek out your dream job. However, it pays to plan ahead. This ensures you are well-equipped to leverage your recruiter to move closer to accomplishing your career aspirations.

Now, let's look at seven tips to help you get the most out of working with a recruiter.

1. Be Honest with Your Recruiter

Leave no room for "a gray area" with a professional recruiter. Instead, share your career goals with them. Also, answer all of your recruiter's questions honestly. This ensures you and your recruiter have a clear understanding of what to expect from one another. Plus, you and your recruiter can lay the groundwork for a mutually beneficial relationship.

2. Follow Your Recruiter's Instructions

Let your recruiter guide your job search. First, allow them to learn about you. Next, ensure your recruiter understands what you want to accomplish. From here, your recruiter can provide tips and recommendations to help you identify and land a job you love. Follow your recruiter's instructions carefully. And if you have any concerns or questions, share them with your recruiter.  

3. Accept and Implement Your Recruiter's Feedback

Give your recruiter an opportunity to review your resume, cover letter, and other job submission materials. Then, your recruiter can provide feedback. They can offer insights to improve your application materials. As a result, your recruiter can help you put your best foot forward as you apply for jobs.

4. Keep in Touch with Your Recruiter

Encourage your recruiter to keep in contact with you via text message, email, phone, and other communication methods. That way, a recruiter will have no trouble reaching you as soon as they find a role that aligns with your expectations.

5. Maintain a Professional Relationship

Treat your recruiter in the same way you would a prospective employer. For instance, if your recruiter schedules an in-person job interview, wear professional attire for the meeting. Furthermore, show appreciation and gratitude toward your recruiter. This can help you maintain a professional relationship built on integrity and respect.

6. Schedule Regular Check-Ins

Set up weekly phone or video chats with your recruiter. These check-ins allow you to keep your recruiter up to date on your job search. Meanwhile, your recruiter can provide updates on any job opportunities that may match your requirements.

7. Reach Out for Help

Do not hesitate to contact your recruiter if you need assistance. Your recruiter can offer guidance and support throughout your job search. In doing so, they can help you move forward in your career.

Partner with a Professional Recruiter from Ascend Staffing

Ascend Staffing makes it simple to connect with a professional recruiter. We ensure you can quickly and easily partner with a recruiter to streamline your job search. To get started, check out our job board today!

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