There are two ways most readers arrive at our blog. Either you click through to it from Walrath Recruiting’s homepage, or find it searching for advice. Either way, you are seeking advice in your job search and career. At some point, you’ve likely asked yourself, “What’s the benefit of working with a recruiter?”. Today, we can answer that question.
The Recruiting Network
The best way of explaining it is that working with a recruiter augments your job search. You may have a killer LinkedIn profile, keyword stuffed resume, and dress for success in your interviews. However, Recruiters have a number of advantages that they can share, compared to you doing a job search at home. Most importantly, recruiters have a vast network. The entire executive recruiting business is based off of companies coming to us to fill open positions. This means we have inside knowledge on open positions within companies. These connections also span across many industries.
It’s also important to note that at Walrath Recruiting, each recruiter specializes in an industry of focus. This means you will be paired up to interview with a recruiter who knows the most about the job market you’re trying to get into. The industries we specialize in are as follows:
- Customer Service
- Human Resources
Although speaking with a specialized recruiter does qualify as an interview, when you sit down with us it is more informational. It is also incredibly important you are honest with us. This includes work history and past salary information. We use all of this to pair you with up with a job offer that matches your needs in every way. Following this informational interview, we will let you know if we have any relevant positions. However if this is not the case, we will you enter you into our database. In the event that we receive a job you are qualified for, we will reach back out.
When You’re Hired
If we have a qualified position for you after the informational interview, we will reach out to the company. They then let us know if they are interested in speaking with you to evaluate your qualifications. After an interview is scheduled, they will make a final decision. Also keep in mind recruiters want you to get the salary you deserve. Compensation is based on the candidate’s first year salary in the new job. However, this in no way affects your salary, which is paid separately. We will negotiate the best salary possible based on your qualifications and skills.
The last thing to keep in mind is that there is no fee associated with working with us for candidates. We hope this gives you a better understanding of how executive recruiting firms do business. If you have any further questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions Page, or leave us a comment.