You’ve made an important life decision: it’s time to look for a new job. There is excitement as you imagine all the possibilities that await, but before you get too lost in that dream, it hits you: you don’t know where to start. Fear begins to eclipse your motivation. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some support, someone coaching and cheering you on is this adventure? We couldn’t agree more.
Have you considered working with a recruiter? While we can’t promise the following points will be true for every recruiter, we can tell you what you’ll gain from partnering with one at Ethan Allen. Here are seven reasons why we believe working with a recruiter is in your best interest.
1. Boost Opportunities
When you work with a recruiter, you become more visible to companies. One person’s network can only go so far, but team up with a recruiter, and your connections more than double. They have working relationships with business leaders, a wide net of open positions, and the inside scoop on jobs that have yet to be publicly advertised. Think of it as getting on the VIP list for job openings.
2. Save Time
Like the White Rabbit scurrying to-and-fro between endless tasks, we always seem to be running out of time, don’t we? While typing a job title into Google can provide a lengthy list of search results, they can be overwhelming.
Job boards don’t always reveal the company or the salary (both major determining factors). Often descriptions don’t paint much of a picture about day-to-day responsibilities, so you’re unsure of what you’re applying for. The whole process depletes both your time and emotions. Too many options plus too little clarity is a recipe for indecision.
However, when you work with the right recruiter, they are ready and informed. They know what opportunities are out there and which positions will fit your skills. Because they know what’s up and coming, they can point you in the right direction from day one. They are your concierge. All you have to do is give a thumbs up or thumbs down on a role.
3. Receive Expert Advice
Recruiters live and breathe jobs. Whether it’s updates on position requirements or brand-new openings, they have a current pulse of what’s happening in the market. Not only do they know the ins and outs of any given role, but they also know what other competitors are offering for similar positions and can forecast industry trends – they give you the details from every angle so you are informed to make the best decision for your needs.
These details go beyond pay and benefits. Recruiters understand you have more factors on your pros and cons list. From company culture to schedule expectations to tenure of the current staff, they know a company’s DNA. That means they can align your goals and wants with the right company.
4. Enlist Confidential Help
As you are looking for a new opportunity, you most likely are still working in your current one. That can make the search process a tad tricky. But good recruiters are the soul of discretion. They understand you are trying to weigh your options and will work with you and your schedule so you don’t need to share any news with your current employer before the time is right.
5. Gain the Right Preparation
Maybe you have been out of the job market for a while, haven’t interviewed in years, or are preparing for your first round of post-degree interviews. Regardless of your current condition, a little practice and coaching go a long way. From updating your resume so your summary reflects how your skills fit a particular role to reviewing common interview questions, recruiters prepare and review all the details with you. We will help you knock that next interview out of the park.
6. Get Free Help & Competitive Pay Rates
Who doesn’t love free? For job seekers, recruiters are a bonus with no financial investment required. Spend a little time and conversation with a recruiter, and you’ll be well on your way to starting a new chapter in your career.
But free doesn’t mean we aren’t concerned about you pay – we are concerned about your salary and committed to getting you top dollar for your skills! For example at Ethan Allen, we conduct thorough research on local pay rates and advocate for competitive wages for our candidates. We want to offer the best possible opportunities.
7. Lighten the Load
As we stated from the beginning, job searching can be an overwhelming process. But you don’t have to do this alone! Recruiters can lighten the load and be your partner in this crucial life decision. By supplying expert resume support, interview prep, continuous training, and a pep talk or two, the right recruiter will always be in your corner. No fees, strings, or catches.
You are embarking on a new journey to find a job you love. Recruiters can make that dream a reality. So, if you’re ready to take that next step, connect with a recruiter today (we know a few good ones). By taking an individualized approach to learn exactly what you’re looking for in your next opportunity, recruiters can remove much of the confusion and stress from the ordeal and locate your ideal job.
Ready to connect with a recruiter? Take a look at our services and or take a gander at our open positions. The Ethan Allen team is standing by and ready to help you in your job search!