If you’re making the best decision of your career and working with a Recruiter, the most important element to this relationship is honest and open communication. As a Recruiter, our job is to find the best possible job for you. This takes into account not only your skill set, but the best culture, team and industry fit- and it’s what we love most about our job.
We are going to ask you different questions that you might not expect of a formal interview- like “what do you like to do outside of work” and “are you actively interviewing with other companies.” These questions might seem odd- but they have a great purpose. Our clients range in size, work and management style, and certainly culture. If you are a person who loves to wear purple pants, and we have a client that hates purple pants- it’s never going to be a good fit! This sounds silly, but knowing what is truly important to you from your professional life can help your Recruiter hone in on the best possible fit.
In addition, if you are interviewing elsewhere- tell us! This does not mean that we won’t be able to work with you. What it does mean is that we may be able to push urgency on with our clients. Also, in some instances, you might have applied directly to a company that we are working with. Knowing this can help “fast track” your interview process. Remember- we hold personal relationships with our clients, meaning when we recommend you for a job, our customers know that you are the best fit- not just 1 of 1000 resumes in a pile.
Lastly- communicate often with your Recruiter. It’s very possible that the best job for you might present itself a few weeks after your initial meeting with you Recruiter. Have this conversation with us! Call us- tell us you are interested in the job and then we can share the finer points with you. A successful relationship with a Recruiter is really a “help me help you” bond. If you are leveraging this relationship consistently and professionally, it’s only a matter of time before you land the perfect opportunity.
We are here to help! Good Luck