101With the job market more competitive than ever, now is the perfect time to partner with a recruiter who can give you powerful insight into the marketplace and ensure a leading advantage in your job search. A recruiter is someone who stops at nothing to understand every aspect of their clients’ organizations, while building strong relationships with unique individuals – striving to match this talent with these outstanding opportunities.

There are a number of benefits to partnering with a recruiter. Understanding how to go about working with one will not only maximize your relationship, but improve your chances of landing your dream job.  

Understanding their Specialized Industry
At ETS our recruiters work in three niche departments; Professional Search, Industrial Staffing and Administrative Recruiting. Before setting up a meeting with a recruiter, it is critical to find out what industry they specialize in. Equipped with a deep knowledge of their field, partnering with a recruiter that understands your skill set value will get you to your goals faster.   

Using your Recruiter as a Resource
Your recruiter maintains a strong relationship with each of the organizations they work with. They know the company culture, responsibilities of positions, benefits, hiring process and more! As you work with your recruiter you will be able to determine whether or not a particular position is right for you based on skills and personality. Don’t be afraid to pick your recruiters brain!  

Be Honest
As you foster and develop your recruiter relationship it is important to always be upfront and honest. It is the recruiter’s job to ask the tough questions and your responsibility to be authentic. This includes topics such as:

  • Experience and skill set
  • Compensation expectations
  • Interest in positions
  • Ability to pass tests and screenings
  • Background Information

Communication is Key
Once you’re contacted by your recruiter about an open position, respond as quickly as possible. Many jobs are time sensitive and things can change very quickly. Don’t delay in getting back to them, as you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity.
Working with a recruiter is a two-way relationship. Finding a recruiter you can trust, understanding how to work with them and putting in the effort will lead to career success.  Ensure a leading advantage, contact an ETS recruiter today!