Finding the right job takes strategy, effort, and patience. Making the decision to work with a recruiter to augment your candidacy is a wise decision that typically pays dividends. Whether it’s a decades-long industry network that you can leverage, or opportunities that have yet to hit the job boards, recruiters have access to a wide variety of resources that can better your chances of finding the “right fit.”
When you partner with a recruiter, you are investing in a professional relationship that will hopefully serve both parties well. From our 25 years of experience helping hundreds of candidates find the right jobs, here’s our advice for making the process smooth and seamless.
As your advocates, we will be shopping your resume to our industry contacts and effectively knocking on doors on your behalf. Be upfront and truthful about your experiences, skills, and most importantly, preferences. Taking a moment to reflect on what you truly want out of your career can save you years of headache down the road. Throughout the process, make a commitment to be honest with your recruiter and with yourself. You’ll be glad you did.
The labor market is as wild as ever. Sometimes, opportunities arise at a moment’s notice and require prompt communication. Losing what could be a dream role simply because you failed to respond to an employer’s request for information hurts even more than being denied outright. To get the most out of your relationship with your recruiter, stay on top of your inbox and voicemail throughout the search.
Trust Our Track Record.
In your professional life, you’ve probably heard the trope, “trust the process.” In your job search, the advice holds true.
Finding the right role for you involves canvassing employers for vacancies, filtering out adjacent but imperfect opportunities, and tapping into new markets. These things take time. Have patience, and know that we are working hard to set your career in the right direction. We are on your team, from first contact to final offer.
Whether you are comfortable in your current position but open to new opportunities, or fresh out of school looking for your first break, we can help you find the job that’s right for you. Get in touch with me today, and let’s get started.
Alanna is a Placement Director for the Administrative Division of AP Professionals. She focuses on contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire administrative/office support and marketing positions within the Rochester area. Alanna joined the company in 2011 as a Payroll and Placement Coordinator and stepped into an administrative recruiting role in 2014.