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Once you’ve made your decision to get a new job, finding a
So why do you need a
It takes more than simply creating a linkedin profile to catch the attention of recruiters during online job searches.
Recruiters are really good at selling you as a candidate. Are you the only candidate they are sending to job opportunities? The answer is a big NO, but once your resume is submitted it is really up to your experience, background and the quality of
It is really up to your experience, background and the quality of your resume that will determine whether or not you get the interview.Tweet This
Some tips to consider:
|Pick a Recruiter in your Industry||
Do your research and pick a recruiter who covers your industry or job speciality.
|Know the Recruiter's Terms||
Generally speaking, job seekers do not pay recruiters,
|More is Better||
There is no reason why you should be "exclusive" with a recruiter. There is nothing wrong with leveraging two or three recruiters.
|Demand the Right of Refusal||
Ensure that your recruiter gets your permission prior to sending your resume to a potential employer.
|Be Thoughtful in Your Search||
Don't feel pressured by the recruiter to accept a role (or interview) that does not interest you.
Resources for Finding a
There are many resources for finding recruiters, and most are free. As mentioned above, do your homework on recruiters prior to contacting them. Some of the best sources for finding a
Online Recruiters Directory – This is a great resource for finding a
Headhuntersdirectory – This site provides an online list of headhunters and recruiters that is free to use. The main page leads with an overview of the site and a regional selection page. Select your region to continue. For the US link, the next page lists all of the states down the left-hand side of the page and a graphical map view where you can select your state. Clicking your state leads to a city listing to further refine your search. Clicking on a city leads to a list of recruiters where you can click on their website link to find out more about the firms, how to apply for jobs and additional resources.
TheRecruiterNetwork – This website provides a listing of recruiters and allows posting your profile so that they can find you. The right-hand side of the page has a list of featured recruiters. Click on Job Seekers from the top of the page to link to the sign-on page. Create a free profile that will be used as a way for these firms to find you. Use the featured
Findarecruiter – The title is self-explanatory and their tag line “Find Recruiters • Headhunters • Executive search Consultants • Employment Agencies • Staffing Firms • search Professionals” supports the name of the site. The main page has featured recruiters on the left (click on any of these to be taken to their website). The right-hand side of the page has a search engine where you enter your criteria to find a recruiting professional. Once the engine returns a list, you can view the available jobs for those recruiters. The left-hand side of the page now displays Partner Recruiters (where you can also click to link).
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