Reasons Recruiting Rules
A serious investment requires the inside knowledge and advice of someone experienced. If you wanted to buy a house, you probably wouldn’t just look at pictures on the internet and make a blind purchase. You want someone who can tell you about a faulty foundation, who your neighbors are and what’s great about the house that you might not realize on your own. That’s why home buyers use a realtor.
Job-seekers use a recruiter for the same reason.
Unlike a realtor, a recruiter provides a range of services completely free of charge. A good recruiter can present you with multiple opportunities at different companies that you wouldn’t find on your own.
Developing relationships with recruiters can be advantageous, as they may think to contact you whenever they land a job search assignment that matches your background. But don’t wait until you’re ready to change jobs to get to know recruiters. Like with most relationships, building good ones can take time.
Here are some tips for getting started:
Tell the Truth
Be honest about what kind of job you’re looking for, and be honest about whether you’re interested in a job you’re pitched. If you’re not interested, say so. This will help refine the kinds of jobs you are approached with. If you’re employed, only offer yourself to recruiters if you’re serious about changing jobs.
Talking to a recruiter can help you define career goals before you go in for an interview. They will help you prep before an interview so you know what your goals are, how they align with what the company wants and how you can sell yourself. A recruiter will not send you on an interview unless they believe you are qualified for the job, which should also give you some confidence once you’re there.
Some job hunters say they’ll take any position they want when they don’t really mean it. Make sure you are upfront with your recruiter about geographic locations, salaries or companies that are off limits for you. At the same time, you don’t want to narrow your boundaries so much that you miss great opportunities.
One great benefit of working with a recruiter is that they will help negotiate salaries for you. For most people, this can be hard to do on your own. Know what your limits are when it comes to salary in order to make this easier for the recruiter.
Show up for Interviews
If for some reason you have to cancel after you are granted an interview, make sure you let your recruiter know. Not showing up for an interview will damage your reputation with the recruiter and will ensure that you are not approached with further opportunities.
Explain Your Rejections
If you’re approached with a job that isn’t a good fit, explain why. Is the pay too low? Are the hours too weird? Do you not like the company? Explain your reasoning so that the recruiter won’t approach you with similar positions, and will approach you with positions that are a better fit.
Check In and Be Patient
If you’re waiting to hear about a position, be patient, but check in with your recruiter every so often if you don’t hear back.
Stay in touch with recruiters so you can stay on their radar and build a relationship. This will increase your chances of being approached with opportunities further down the line.
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In a recent interview, one of our candidates asked –
“Why do companies hire Pyramid Consulting Group if they already have an HR Department? What is the benefit?”
In addition to partnering with various brands to assist in scouting the best candidates for their open positions, our team is also representing the brand. Once one of our candidates have met with us, face to face, our recruiters will divulge the name of our client.
When acting as the “middle man” between candidate and client, it is crucial that cords of the telephone never get tangled and all communication is smooth, quick, and effective.
As representation of client and candidate we want each party to have a positive experience with the other through Pyramid Consulting Group.
In No Time
In the time it takes to find a candidate with an internal HR Department – Pyramid Consulting Group can send numerous resumes with the candidate’s availability for an interview. Working with an agency is a time saver!
Quality vs. Quantity
We understand that it is more important to send quality candidates than inundate a client’s inbox with resumes “just because.” The candidates that we send for consideration meet a majority of the qualifications in the job description.
We also pride ourselves in bonding with our candidates. We spoke with them frequently, placed some of them previously (as temps) and received feedback on their performance. We are also familiar with their personality thereby making our decision to send them for an open position based on how well they will blend in with the company culture.
If You’re Small – Go Big
Some small businesses cannot afford to permanently employee a Human Resources Department. A great option for small companies who aren’t always hiring is to meet with Pyramid Consulting Group to go over their candidate needs and to work with us on a project basis. This saves time and money.
The bottom line is that Pyramid Consulting Group and its clients are working towards the same goal. We want to hire the best candidate for the position, in a timely manner, for the least amount of money. Save on your search!
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Have you ever been contacted by a recruiter while at work? Did you turn the call away because you were happy where you were?
Although you may love your current job and are not active in the market, do not assume that what the recruiter has in store for you now (or in the future) won’t be the job of your dreams – or the dream job of one of your friends. (We have a great referral program!)
Here are some reasons why you should take the recruiter’s call:
- Nothing Is Official – Yet!
- While the recruiter might be calling you for a potential opportunity nothing is set in stone. Take time to listen to what the job has to offer. If it’s not for you it may be a good fit for someone you know.
- Stay Active While Inactive
- Even though you are currently happy where you are it is still beneficial to update your knowledge of the job market within your industry of interest while you’re not searching. You never know when you will desire a change or need to find another job in a hurry.
- Build Relationships
- Building relationships and networking can only help you in the future. Practice staying in touch and following up! Keep your recruiter in the loop and they will continue to contact you in return.
Do not shy away from new opportunities and relationships just because you are happy at the present time. Change is inevitable and nothing is permanent. Take the call!
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