Working with recruiters like us at Nicholson Glover gives you access to opportunities that you might otherwise not have discovered. It benefits recruiters to help you because your success becomes their success and helps them to build their reputation. If you decide to work with us, the relationship you have should allow you to find and apply for some of the most relevant roles for your career goals. Knowing how to get more from your recruiter ensures your time and effort, as well as theirs, doesn’t go to waste.
Your recruiter can only help you if they have an accurate picture of your skillset and your work history. Although it might be tempting to exaggerate your abilities so that you look more attractive to employers, it’s unlikely to help you in the long run. Taking a position of honesty allows your recruiter to assist you by offering valuable advice and finding the right roles.
Help Them to Help You
Working with a recruiter is a two-way street. They can help you to find a new job, but only if you do some things to make it easier for them. You need to be willing to cooperate and to provide them with some essential information so that they can do everything possible to match you up with the best available positions.
Take Their Advice Onboard
Receiving constructive criticism isn’t always easy, but listening and making changes to how you do things is often beneficial. Your recruiter can offer you valuable advice on your CV and other ways that you present yourself to an employer. Being willing to listen to them and consider changing your approach to your job search can improve your chances of success.
Keep Track of Your Activity
It’s helpful for both you and your recruiter if you keep a diary of your activity when you’re looking for work, especially if you work with several recruiters. It can be difficult to keep track of everything, but you don’t want to be taken by surprise by a call about a job that you don’t remember applying for. Staying on top of everything makes it easier for your recruiter to make you look good.
Stay in Touch
Communication is important when you’re working with a recruiter. They don’t want to have to keep ringing you about the same thing or have to email you multiple times. If you’re proactive with your communication, it’s better for both you and your recruiter. Make it a priority to check in and to quickly respond to any communications.
Build a Trusting Relationship
Building a relationship with your recruiter is key to getting more from them. It pays to work with the same recruiter during your job search so that you can get to know each other. The longer you work with them, the more they can understand what you’re looking for and you can learn how to present yourself in the best way. Working with a recruiter can help you find better roles faster, make sure you register with Nicholson Glover to get jobs delivered straight to your inbox.