Why Should You Take a Recruiter’s Call?

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Most people don’t realize just how much information a recruiter can provide for them if they take the time to listen to them and ask them questions. Whether you are actively looking for employment or happy in your current position, a recruiter can help you find a role that may be a better fit for your qualifications and values. Just speaking with a recruiter may make you reflect on your career choices and make decisions to further your long-term career goals. Why should you take a recruiter’s call? Here are a few important reasons.

Industry Insight

A recruiter who specializes in your area of expertise will know the market inside and out. They will know if the market is good or bad right now and why. A recruiter can give you insights into your geographic area and give you leads about the job market in regions outside of your area. They can provide you detailed information about specific companies and keep you updated about startups—new companies, new products, and new technologies. Great jobs are hard to come by. You can think of recruiters as a confidential partner who can help you find the diamonds in the rough.

Vet the Recruiter

When you take a recruiter’s call, ask the recruiter questions so you can determine if they have the background needed to help you. You want to ask them what type of positions they work with. Do they focus on the executive level? Ask them to explain the market in which they work. You also want them to explain the recruitment process that they use. All of these questions will help you vet the recruiter. In turn, the recruiter will ask you what kind of opportunity you are looking for. Share your resume with them and explain in detail what makes you stand out from other job candidates.

Keep the Line of Communication Open

If a recruiter calls to discuss a specific job opportunity that you feel isn’t a good fit for you, still keep the line of communication open. In this marketplace, networking is always a good thing. Share with them what kind of opportunity you would be interested in and use them as a resource. The recruiter could come across another job in the future that is exactly what you are looking for. There isn’t any harm in forming a relationship that could be valuable down the line.

Access Jobs That Aren’t Public Knowledge

Companies don’t always list jobs on job boards. Sometimes, they work directly with a recruiter to find talent. By talking to a recruiter, you can learn about opportunities you would otherwise know nothing about. These opportunities might be a better fit for you than what you would come across browsing through a job board.

People often ignore a recruiter’s call because they are in a hurry or because they don’t want others to know they’re considering a new job. They don’t realize how valuable a conversation with a recruiter can potentially be. They also don’t realize that recruiters value confidentiality. Recruiters treat their conversations as sensitive information and make sure nothing is ever made public. It’s much more confidential than LinkedIn. If you want access to jobs that aren’t on job board, or you just want to learn more about the job market in your area, your first step should be to talk to a recruiter.

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