Skeptical About Recruiters?

By admin on 2015-06-17 21:36:32

If you're looking for a job today, then you've probably made use of a number of resources. You've spent time on numerous websites where companies post open positions and you've even posted your resume where it can be seen by hiring managers in your field. Still, you haven't lined up any interviews, and there doesn't appear to be many open positions. It's an enormously frustrating situation, and you begin to think that maybe now just isn't a good time for a job search.

Much of your frustration may stem from the fact that you're not working with a recruiting agency. Utilizing recruiters could be the secret weapon you need to achieve job hunting success. If you haven't worked with a recruiter before, you may be unfamiliar with the process and a bit wary of bringing someone else in on your search. Here are 5 reasons why you should use a recruiting agency and how doing so can put your career on the fast track.


  1. It's Free
    Many people don't use a recruiter because they think they can't afford to. However, these companies are paid by the organizations that use them to find new employees. Job seekers don't owe a penny for these services, yet they receive loads of time and attention from a seasoned professional who can help them find a rewarding job. Think of it as having a talent agent whose main concern is matching you to a great position.

  2. A Secret Job Market
    It's not a well known fact, but many companies do not publicly advertise their best open positions. They list them strictly through a recruiter who reviews their collection of candidates and matches them with the position. You'll never hear about any of these positions unless you work with recruiters.

  3. Tips for Success
    Working with an experienced recruiter is a wonderful way to understand the market and what employers are looking for. Moreover, they can provide tips for succeeding at interviews and offer helpful insights into corporate culture. You'll stand a much better chance of having a great interview and knowing whether or not a certain organization is right for you.

  4. Connections Matter
    Networking is an important part of the job hunting process. However, if you don't have many contacts, then it's a job search avenue that's closed to you. Recruiters, on the other hand, are networking masters. They know dozens of hiring professionals and these human resources personnel rely on them to provide the best job candidates.

  5. A Personal Cheerleader
    Your recruiting agency makes your resume stand out from the rest. A recruiter becomes your advocate, singing your praises into the ears of the hiring professionals. Prospective employers will be excited to meet with you.


While working with a recruiter can be rewarding, it's important to keep in mind that not all agencies are equally well connected and reputable. Conduct a careful search for an agency that has a solid professional reputation. Online reviews are enormously helpful, and so is the recommendation of other trusted professionals in your industry. A really good recruiter understands that it benefits everyone when you find a great position. The employer gets a great new worker, you get a fantastic new job and the recruiter has the distinction of having put the two of you together.