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Navigating your career: Using a recruiter to help beat the competition.

Posted James Hawley, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

Recruiter to beat the competitionGetting your dream job rarely happens by chance. It takes research, effort, and in essence, making sure the right person has a chance to meet you. Working with a recruiter means you have someone on your side whose job it is to do just that. Make sure you’re getting the best out of your recruiter, take a look at the following factors: are all of these part of your job search

Get up-to-date and practical advice:
Unbiased recruiting expertise
Did you know that 83% of employers spend less than a minute reviewing a cover letter? Are you prepared for behavioral testing as part of the interview process? Your recruiter has specialist knowledge of current hiring trends to help you put the strongest foot forward.

The latest technologies in recruiting
What job boards are companies prioritizing? Do employers prefer resumes or online profiles? Your recruiter gets your profile in front of the right hiring manager, using leading edge technologies and social platforms, tailoring your information to showcase your most relevant skills and projects for each individual role.

Benefit from job market expertise:
Specific company knowledge
Make sure you share your target companies with your recruiter and they can give you the inside scoop on hiring activity, succession plans and employer reputation. Recruiters who have good relationships with hiring managers will contact them directly to personally recommend and introduce candidates who are the right skill and team fit, bypassing the traditional processes.

Networking on your behalf
Whether at construction tradeshows, career events or on social channels, a good recruiter will be proactively network with hiring managers and key decision makers to promote you as a top candidate. Speaking directly with employers about you is one of the most effective ways to match you to the right company.

Top projects are in high demand and if you wait for a job to be posted, you might be  too late – at that stage you’ll be in competition with potentially hundreds of other job seekers.  Make sure your recruiter has a solid understanding of what you are looking for and let them do the searching and introductions on your behalf. All you have to do is nail the interview – and your recruiter will even help you prepare for that!

Want to talk to a recruiter about your next career move or how they can best help you? Contact an expert today in your area.

Find out more about James Hawley, Executive Vice President, an expert in Construction & Property.

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