Understanding Your Recruitment Consultant
It’s not always easy to understand the relationship between a job seeker and recruitment consultant because they look at job opportunities from very different angles.
Resumes are actually used to screen people out rather than in, so you have 10 to 20 seconds to get our attention. Therefore, work on a concise and easy to read resume, and get your profile and experiences clearly across.
Compensation and salary level is an important variable in determining if the job is a good fit. It is a good indicator of your relative seniority and position in the organisation. It is important that you provide recruiters your current and past compensations (the actual ones) and they will negotiate the best compensation possible for you.
Recruitment consultants will source the best talent in the market and make hundreds of calls to generate an adequate pool of potential candidates for in-depth interviews. From there, they’ll then select 3 to 5 qualified and motivated candidates for the shortlist to the client.
Even if you are not actively looking for a new job, you still need to continuously develop relationships with the executive search community because you’ll never know when the next opportunity comes knocking. The more you talk to recruiters, the more they would remember you, hence a better chance for them to find your next job. You can also refer your friends or colleagues if you know they are qualified for the role. So in this respect, you can see that the best candidates and best opportunities often come through effective networking.
So, are you ready to speak to a recruitment consultant now?