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Top career tip: Befriend your IT recruiter

Posted by David Brown, EVP, Veredus, a Hays Company, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hays Blog: Befriend your recruiterAre you working with whichever recruiter comes along? Or leaving it too late in your job hunt to build a relationship with one? Being proactive about befriending a few IT recruiters in your region could be the best way to get the career you want.

Let someone else do the heavy lifting in your career plan.

IT professionals with in-demand skill sets often receive numerous calls and online connections about job opportunities, and it seems like you have all the options you need. But what if someone else could review the available jobs and find the ones that are the best fit for your skills, goals, and long-term plans?

Whether you’re moving contract to contract, or looking for the full-time job that will give you career growth, befriending a recruiter is the efficient way to drive your career.

Find the best fit
What do you want from a job? The highest salary, the best perks, the biggest benefits, or fast career growth? Your recruiter knows what you’re looking for, and they can make sure you’re only applying for jobs that will meet your lifestyle requirements, and long-term career goals.

Save time
What if instead of reviewing your own resume, weighing job options, and assessing different career paths in your free time, you could have an expert working on your behalf, freeing you up to focus on your current job and skill set? That’s the beauty of having a recruiter on your side – they’ll do that work for you.

Always looking ahead
If you’re a contractor there’s always that awareness of a looming end date. Have confidence that someone else is working on your behalf to help line up your next role – aligned with your career and lifestyle needs – whenever you’re ready. And for those in full-time work, you can give your recruiter the outline of your next career goals and they'll be keeping an eye out on your behalf.

Get the latest market insights
Your recruiter is at the front line of the IT labour market and they can help guide you towards the skill sets and specialization that will optimize your income and career options. From specific market research and reports, to knowing which companies are hiring or expanding, your recruiter can help you understand the bigger picture and navigate your career accordingly.

Save time, be more comfortable at work, and be secure in your future career by building a relationship with one or two recruiters who can work on your behalf, with your best interests in mind.

Want to get the newest market update? Register for the Hays What Employers Want: IT webinar on June 1.

Contact a recruiter today, or apply for one of the opportunities below.

Job TitleLocationJob ID
Systems AdministratorWashington DC1062048
Java DeveloperAtlanta1061098
Network ArchitectTampa Bay1061654
Agile PLM Project ManagerBoston1061664
Solutions Lead/ArchitectNew York1061562
Service DeskRaleigh1061779
Senior Technical WriterChicago1061484

Talk to David Brown, EVP, Veredus, a Hays company about the US IT market

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