We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, a job search is not the highlight of anybody’s day. There’s no denying that it’s like adding a full-time job to your already full-time life, and we’ve never heard someone use “easy,” and “job search” in the same sentence. Though the pandemic may seem behind us, the aftershock is still in full effect and some people are still out of a job or have the burning desire for a new one and they’re struggling with where to begin. This is the time when you should definitely be taking advantage of the FREE services, we can offer you. Using a recruiter does absolutely nothing but benefit your job search and your future as our recruiters strive to build a lasting relationship with each of their candidates, and they will not hesitate to present future opportunities if they see fit. Below we will dive into 5 signs that it may be time to use a recruiter so if this applies, stick around.
1.SENDING APPLICATIONS WITH LITTLE TO NO FEEDBACK
Though it may seem obvious, we feel necessary to address this situation. If you are submitting application after application and receiving no phone calls or interviews, you can safely assume that there is a reason why. It could be due to your lack of experience in the positions you are applying for, or it could be due to something as little as an unprofessional email address that is plastered at the top of your resume. Regardless, there is likely a reason and if you don’t know there is a problem, how can you fix it? This is where contacting a recruiter can help. We can look at your resume and advise you in your job search to receive the best opportunity possible. Sometimes, if a company is working with a recruiter, they don’t see fit to also post their open positions on multiple job boards so your perfect fit might be under our noses.
2. LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE
Studies show that over 70% of all working-age people are actively looking for a job change. For starters, this means that the candidate pool is at large, and you are now competing against hundreds of other people for the same roles, and I don’t know about you but for me, that calls for backup. Using a recruiter is like having another tool in your belt, or better yet, it’s like having a fully locked and loaded second tool belt. If you’re looking for a career change it is likely that you also have already established a lifestyle with your current income and though you may have a Master’s Degree in Education, and have years of experience work experience, you are considered entry-level for your desired Human Resources position. Being an entry-level candidate usually warrants an entry-level pay rate which may not be conducive to your lifestyle. This is the perfect time to pick up the phone and dial your local recruiter who can help dissect your skillset to guide you in a direction where your skills could be useful in a new environment.
Let’s say your partner was offered a new role that they couldn’t say no to, but it was going to cause you to relocate, and maybe your employer will not budge on letting you work remotely. What do you do? You have no contacts in the new area or even an idea of what your job market looks like there. Call a recruiter. Talk to them about your relocation timeframe, background, and job requirements and they may have just the role for you!
4. YOUR COMPANY IS DOING LAY-OFFS AND OUTSOURCING YOUR DEPARTMENT
A survey of over 1,000 small business owners and managers showed that 90% plan to outsource business tasks if they have not already. Though you may think you’re in the clear, you’re not. Businesses plan to outsource services from IT to legal, and right down to finance. If you find yourself in this predicament, now on top of an already saturated candidate pool, you are competing against Bob, Joe, and Tina from your same department, who share the same qualifications, and are likely looking for new employment in the same region. Again, this is the perfect time to pick up the phone and dial a recruiter.
5. COLLEGE GRADUATE
Let’s be honest, you’re not only competing against your potentially hundreds of classmates but also, you’re coming into the workforce with little to no experience. You have a lot to prove, and you cannot afford to narrow your options. Submitting your resume to a recruiter can open up a world of options for you as these first few years of your career can be so crucial in setting the tone for your career. You want to use the degree you will be paying off for the next 30+ years, but you are also now out of your cozy dorm and expected to jump into this crazy life and you need income. Though it can be easy to settle for a paycheck, you will thank yourself (and your recruiter) later for gearing you into the right position.
If you fall under any of these categories and you haven’t already, pick up your phone and dial (518) 275-4816 where we are happy to help you through these toughest of situations. Being in a job search may be one of the more vulnerable moments in your life and we are here to help!
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