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Engaging With Recruiters: What You Should Know

In a world dominated by “easy apply” across countless job boards, it may be in your best interest to use a recruiter if you are not getting the results you are hoping for. Here we will discuss why using a recruiter can be more beneficial and what you should be prepared for if you do choose to engage with a recruiter.

Pro’s of Using A Recruiter

  • Access to Unknown Opportunities: Recruiters often have access to job openings that are not advertised publicly. This gives you access to a broader range of job opportunities, including those that may not be visible on job boards or company websites.
  • Industry Expertise: Recruiters typically specialize in specific industries or sectors. Their knowledge of certain industry trends, and company cultures can be invaluable in finding the right fit for your skills and career goals.
  • Personalized Guidance: Recruiters can provide personalized guidance throughout the job search process. They can offer insights into market conditions, salary expectations, and interview techniques, helping you present yourself in the best possible light to potential employers.
  • Advocate for You: Recruiters act as your advocate to employers. They can highlight your strengths and qualifications, address any concerns or questions the employer may have, and negotiate on your behalf when it comes to salary and benefits. When applying on job ads or company websites, a Hiring Manager knows nothing about you except what is on your resume. In today’s realm of positive culture searches, recruiters can give more insight into your personality when submitting you for a job and let the company know more about you rather than having them base your qualifications off of a single piece of paper.
  • Confidentiality: If you’re currently employed and exploring new opportunities, using a recruiter can help maintain confidentiality. They can discreetly reach out to potential employers on your behalf without jeopardizing your current position.

What To Have Ready

While using a recruiter can benefit and streamline the process for you in many ways, that does not mean you get to sit back and relax during the process. You have to be ready to “sell” yourself and help the recruiter help you throughout the process.

  • Have an Updated Resume: Many recruiters will send your resume to an employer along with a background write up. Make sure your resume is fresh and up to date before engaging with a recruiter. This helps the process move at a faster pace, and shows your dedication to the hiring process.
  • Have an Elevator Pitch: Recruiters are here to help you get a job, but they also need to know everything about you in order to show potential employers why you are a good fit. Have prepared a quick speech about your background, personality, what you like about your current role, what you don’t like, why you are looking, and your salary expectations.
  • Be Readily Available: Recruiters have an array of connections and a pool of jobs that you could be marketed to. Make sure you are easily accessible for them to reach out to introduce new roles if you are actively looking.
  • Do Your Homework: Certain Recruiting Firms may specialize in certain industries. For example, Sudina Search has a focus in Information Technology and Accounting/ Finance. If are looking for a job as a Nurse and reach out to a recruiting firm that specializes in IT, you may not get the results you are looking for. Do your homework and research recruiting firms to make sure they specialize in your industry.
  • Understand The Market: This plays into the “Do Your Homework”  section and make sure you understand the current market. Sometimes the interview processes can be lengthy, and there is only a certain amount of work a recruiter can put in if the employer is moving slow in the process.

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Sudina Search is Maryland’s Premier Boutique Search Firm. Sudina Search offers professionals an unparalleled level of service. With a team of dedicated and skilled recruiters, Sudina Search is dedicated to making your job search a personalized experience. We are a full-service recruiting firm that offers Temporary and Permanent placements in IT, Accounting, HR and Engineering fields. Visit our website at to learn more.