What is a Recruiter?
A recruiter finds qualified candidates for a job opening and works to meet the demands of both the employer and the employee throughout the hiring process. The recruiter owns the end-to-end process of talent acquisition. Some of the key responsibilities of the recruiter include:
- Meeting with the hiring manager after the organization opens new job requisition
- Attracting and sourcing candidates, pre-screening and presenting qualified job candidates to the hiring manager
- Serving as the employee brand ambassador, while internally and externally soliciting employee referrals
- Serving as the main point of contact for all parties throughout the collaborative hiring process
- Conducting reference checks and background checks
- Managing the job offer process
- Delivering an exceptional candidate experience
- Participate in employee on-boarding to ensure the new hire is prepared to begin work.
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A company’s HR department can be overrun by resumes and applications, keeping it from making any substantial progress in its search for qualified candidates. Executive recruiters take care of almost everything, meaning that company officials can devote more time to their everyday tasks, increasing their productivity.
A quality recruiting firm will partner with a company throughout the entire recruiting, interviewing, hiring, AND on-boarding process to ensure a successful hire is made. A recruiter’s work is far from done once the candidate accepts the company’s offer of employment. That makes the company’s job far easier to accomplish.
While active job seekers aren’t necessarily bad, chances are good that passive candidates aren’t going to apply to online job postings. In fact, some of them aren’t even really looking for a new job. However, they would be open to considering a new opportunity . . . IF that opportunity was presented to them. Executive recruiters know where these passive candidates are and how to present such opportunities.
Connected to the Industry
Executive recruiters work “in the trenches” day in and day out. They know what’s happening in the employment marketplace overall and their clients’ industry in particular. They know what the top talent is doing, and they know what the top companies are doing. This is all information to which companies want to access, and they have access when they partner with a recruiting agency.
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Recruiters save you time…
How many hours do you spend searching job boards and sending applications? By using a recruiter, you split the workload. Recruiters spend eight hours (at least) a day trying to find candidates for their clients. Recruiters know what jobs are out there. They know you’re out there. And, they devote a large amount of time to making sure those jobs are filled. You have other obligations in life that keep you from job seeking. You might work for your current employer until a new opportunity comes up. You could also be in school or taking care of your family. Using a recruiter saves you time on your job search.
You can network on a larger scale…
Think of your current job-search connections — past employers, former college professors and administrators, friends, and family. Even if that group is large, it does not match the number that recruiters can reach. Take advantage of a recruiter’s connections to get the most out of your job-seeking efforts. When you send a resume to an HR department, you rely on that document to be considered for the job. But if a recruiter thinks you are a good fit for their client, you have someone in your corner. Recruiters spend a lot of time making connections through databases, phone calls, and face-to-face networking. By using a recruiter during your job search, your network grows exponentially.
Recruiters help you through the process…
A good recruiter strives to provide the best candidates for their clients. Many will prepare you for the job placement process, from applying to accepting an offer. If you choose the right recruiter, most of your questions will be answered. You can also improve your resume, portfolio, and other applicant documents with the help of a recruiter. They can coach you on interviewing techniques, and, after your interview with the employer, the recruiter can give you feedback.
Recruiters want to place candidates.
Cash is king when it comes to who is more driven to get you hired. For recruiters, your acceptance of a job offer means they get a paycheck, so closing more candidates is the name of the game. Therefore, recruiters are competitive about placing candidates that will satisfy clients. That drive can only help you in your job search.
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