Posted By : Peter Learn
March 5th, 2017
Working With A Recruiter
As a passive job-seeker your hours spent searching job sites and looking for suitable jobs is not high on your priority list. There are some things that you can do to help make sure that you don't miss a position that could be great for you.
Keep your LinkedIn profile as up to date and detailed as possible as this is a network many recruiters rely on to find top talent that may not be applying to their postings. Connect with recruiters in your current area and in any prospective area you are seeking to relocate to.
Be honest with recruiters about your current role, your education and what you are currently being compensated at. If your resume is on monster but you want to keep yourself confidential make sure there is a contact number or email that a recruiter can use to reach you.
Having no name, company information or contact information on your profile can delay your chances of getting in front of a hiring manager before any other candidate. As an active job-seeker you may be working with multiple recruiters as well as spending a lot of your time searching job boards, job postings and applying online. If you are working with a recruiter and you see another recruiter posting similar to the one you are discussing, contact your recruiter first to verify that it is not the same role.
Having your resume sent by multiple recruiters for the same position with the same company sometimes is a disadvantage to you. Don't follow-up with the hiring manager directly if you are working with a recruiter. The recruiter is the liaison between you and the hiring manager and all questions or inquires should be directed only through the recruiter unless otherwise directed.
Following up with a recruiter after submission of a resume to a company is appreciated. Delays happen and more commonly now clients are being extremely vigilant in their hiring processes. This can delay the process for initial interviews from one week to three weeks and the processes following an interview from two weeks to six weeks.
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