When I graduated from college, I found myself receiving several calls a month from staffing companies. Given the career I ended up with, I am almost reluctant to admit that I didn’t call a single one back.
Why would a college grad looking for work not return calls from recruiters? Well it wasn’t arrogance… it was because my impression of a recruiter was more like the negative “headhunter” image, where candidates like myself were just another number on their list. I pictured them calling as many people within an hour as humanly possible. Another reason was that I didn’t see any benefit in it for myself. I thought I was on the right track; I was getting phone screens and interviews with companies on my own.
In reality, using the right recruiter, more than just a “headhunter,” can help you to both better manage and improve the results of your job search.
Since my very first day here at Willory, I have found and continue to find numerous benefits in starting a relationship with a recruiter / staffing company. If you are a serious job seeker and have never considered working with a staffing company (Willory for example), here are several benefits that may change your mind.
Recruiters have direct contact with companies, instead of submitting your resume to the bottom of the pile, have us place your resume on the top and give us a chance to present you directly to the company.
We have insight on what the employer is looking for in a candidate. We can specially prepare you for your interviews – and steer you away from interviews that would be a waste of time.
Sending your resume to us guarantees long-term submission into our Applicant Tracking System, where your resume will be reviewed for future opportunities that may fit your background.
We will work hard for you. We want to help you get the job and at the same time we want to fill the job order for our client.
We job search for a living, giving us ample experience in searching for and finding the right job for the right candidate
Some employers do not post their job openings to the public. As recruiters, we occasionally have a ‘secret’ plethora of available positions that aren’t available to you.
Get contacted for numerous job openings (within your professional skill set) and in return you may have the opportunity to choose your most desired career path.
We want to build a rapport with you, if you aren’t a perfect match for a current job opening, we will know to contact you when other openings arise.
There is NO COST to you. We work FOR YOU, FOR FREE!
Next time a recruiter calls you, remember that they are doing you a favor, the more ‘feelers’ you have out, the quicker you will find a job and the more opportunities you will have to choose from. Listen to them and hopefully they will help you.
*As a side-note, not all staffing companies will be putting YOU FIRST, if they can’t help you, Willory can!*