Relationship building is an essential part of career success — and building a relationship with the recruiters you meet during your job search is no exception. Here are seven ways that nurturing your career connections can help you land the job you’re looking for.
1. Recruiters Can Keep You Abreast of Industry Trends
Staying in touch with recruiters can help you stay current when it comes to developments in your trade. Recruiters can also help you understand your worth and refine your job search strategy accordingly.
2. They Can Help You Find the Right Fit
Recruiters are charged by their employer clients to find potential employees who are a good fit for the company. But as a job seeker, you can rely on recruiters to help you determine if a company is a good fit for you. Because they invest in relationships with clients and candidates alike, recruiters can provide you with honest insight into what it’s like to work at an organization, as well as the questions you’re likely to be asked during an interview. All this information will help you know if an opportunity is worth pursuing.
3. Referrals Build Your Network & Your Reputation
If you know someone who is looking for a career change, your recruiter contacts may be able to connect them with the right opportunity. That helps both the recruiter and the candidate. Networking is about give and take: the more you do to help someone else’s career, the more willing they will be to help yours.
4. Keeping in Touch Keeps You at the Top of Recruiters’ Minds
Staying in contact with recruiters and updating them on your job hunt is a good way to keep yourself on their radar. All it takes is a quick email or message about any changes in your situation, such as a new job or new responsibilities. Doing so demonstrates a track record of progress, which may show a recruiter you’re now qualified for a role they’ve been looking to fill.
5. Recruiters Can Help You Refine Your Search
Your recruiter may be able to provide you with tailored career advice, including possible future career paths. Remember, though, that recruiters work for employers, not candidates.
6. They Can Give You Social Media Suggestions
Recruiters may be able to give you tips on building your personal brand and online profile to make a better impression. This can be of great value in both securing a job and advancing in your career.
7. They Could Provide Future Opportunities
Recruiters who’ve successfully placed you in a role will generally keep in touch with you throughout your career so that you know who to turn to if you’re ever looking for a new opportunity.
Call Our Recruiters Today
Staying in touch with your recruiter and maintaining a solid relationship with them can help your career. And TradeSTAR works with top employers with several offices across Texas for your convenience. To learn more, contact our team today or browse our online job search portal.