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How To Work With A Recruiter

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jun 27, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Kirsten Agnello-Dean


Need help with your job search? You've come to the right place! There's no one better to help with finding a new position than a Recruiter! Recruiters have good insight when it comes to open roles in all kinds of companies. They also have insight into specific talent Hiring Managers are looking for, so you can put your best foot forward in the interview.

Recruiters can be a great resource to help you find your next job, but they do need a little help from you to do so. Here are some tips on how to work with a recruiter so they can help you find the perfect role.

Make Yourself Easy to Find

Make sure your online profiles are discoverable by Recruiters and future employers alike. Create a website or creative portfolio and social profiles, and keep samples online so your Recruiter can better promote your skills.

Pro Tip: Do your best to keep your profile names consistent. Need more personal branding tips? Click here.

Include an Intro Letter

Whether you're connecting on LinkedIn or via email, a short introduction paragraph highlighting your skills and sharing why you’re interested in a specific position is a good way to get yourself noticed. If you have a website or online creative portfolio, don't forget to share the link.

Build a Relationship

Even if a Recruiter isn’t able to place you into a specific role, or you find a good gig on your own - keep in touch. Maintain the relationship and check in on occasion. You never know when a Recruiter will be able to help you out or find the perfect job for you in the future.

Pro Tip: Connect with your Recruiter on your favorite social media platforms to keep in touch.

Need a Recruiter to be friends with?

Submit Your Resume

Let Them Know You're Interested

See a job on your Recruiter's LinkedIn profile or website that sounds great? Send them a quick note to let them know you're interested. Conversely, if a Recruiter reaches out about a position you're not interested in, a referral to a talented former colleague is always appreciated.

Invest in Success

Recruiters are invested in your success. When you succeed, they succeed. As long as you know what you want and how you best fit into a job, it’ll be easy for a recruiter to assist you.

Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to a new job in no time! Have questions we didn't answer? Contact us today.


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*Hat Tip to our Sister Co. Artisan Creative for inspiring this article. See their original version here.

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