Looking for any job is hard enough, especially when you’re currently unemployed, but it can be even more difficult when it is a more specific industry, for example, the finance industry. Even though you may be qualified, it is no guarantee of employment, especially when you’re looking for a job on your own. It would be great if there was someone else who kept their eyes peeled for you, wouldn’t it? Well, this is what finance recruiters can do and it can pay off in a most handsome way. Here’s why it would be better to work with recruiters in trying to land your dream job.
1. Local Or National Recruiters
Whether you decide to go with a local or national recruiter is entirely up to you. If in the past, you were earning around $60,000 a year, most people who earned around that tend to go with a local recruiter. Those who earned significantly more tend to go with a national recruiter. It also depends on whether you are willing to move to land a job or not. Some people prefer to stay in the same city while others will gladly move hundreds of miles to get that job.
2. Niche Markets
It would be ideal if you could find a recruiter that deals in a specific niche, for example, the one you’re in. Some recruiters may be a jack of all trades outfit and there’s absolutely nothing wrong in that, but it could help your situation to work with a company that is a master of one. Even if they do focus on a lot of niches, perhaps they focus more on your particular niche. It can still be a perfect fit. You can check the classifieds of trade publications to look for recruiters whose main focus is the niche you’re in. You can also ask friends if they’ve worked with someone before and if they would recommend them.
3. Recruiters Know The Right People
Recruiters are always looking for the right candidates to match them with the right opportunities. Recruiters know a lot of people in the industry. They also know employers and candidates and what each is looking for. This is all they do and they are very experienced in it. It is easier for them to land you your dream job, or at least one that comes close, than if you tried on your own. They have the resources and the contacts and a wide network. On your own, you can never come close to what they possess.
4. Huge Timesaver
A recruiting agency will save you a lot of time. This is basically because you only need to apply once and you’ll have the access to many opportunities over and over. Instead of submitting resumes and applications and posting or emailing them endlessly and stressing yourself out, all your information is readily accessible. The recruiting agency can handle the rest as they go back and forth with prospective employers while keeping you in the loop.
Recruitment agencies can help you in other ways, such as improving your resume or giving you advice on interview techniques. They can also put you in touch with companies you’ve never heard of but may be a perfect fit. If they find a job for you, keep in touch. Perhaps give them names of people that are looking for jobs. This helps them as well. You never know; if you send business their way, perhaps one day in the future, you may need them again and they will overdeliver for you.