5 Reasons Why you Should use a Recruiter to Find Your Next Job.
It’s time to find a new job, and everyone in the tech world knows that there are more opportunities than you can shake a stick at.
What’s the point of using a recruiter?
But where do you start? So many opportunities out there, and so many things to consider: location, remuneration, culture, tech stack, project opportunities, career progression…
While tech jobs are plentiful and employers are desperate for good people, finding the right one can feel impossible.
How can you make sure you’re at the top of the employer’s shortlist if you do find an opportunity you want?
Hiring a recruiter saves you tons of time:
Your recruiter will work with you to understand your career goals and aspirations, as well as what you expect from your future employer. They will then match your requirements with appropriate roles. In the event they don’t have any roles that are an exact match for you, they’ll do their best to find one that is!
After receiving a list of job opportunities, you’ll be able to have an open discussion with your recruiter about the potential employers and do your own research if needed, before agreeing to an interview.
With a recruiter, you won’t have to communicate back and forth with multiple employers to determine the suitability of the role and schedule interviews. This will be handled by your recruiter.
A recruiter can give you access to more opportunities:
There are exclusive jobs recruiters have access to that you won’t find on job boards. Recruiters can provide valuable advice on how to tailor your CV for a specific job, and you can find roles that aren’t advertised publicly.
In order to be successful, a tech recruitment company has to work with a wide range of companies that don’t advertise their job openings publicly.
Their recruiter will save them time; they’ll spend less time on job descriptions, screening applications, scheduling interviews, and negotiating salaries.
A recruiter will have a good relationship with an employer:
Furthermore, recruiters often know the hiring manager and have a strong understanding of the company’s culture and expectations. This means that they can provide you with a greater insight into the role and the company’s values, allowing you to make a more informed decision.
During the interview process, this will also prove invaluable.
Your recruiter will be able to save you a lot of time doing background research on the organisation.
They can guide you towards key resources that will help you prepare for your interview. It is likely that they have worked with this employer before, in other roles, so they can give their own predictions of what to expect during an interview.
Gaining constructive feedback:
You’ve screened job offers, prepared for your interview, and you feel like you’ve nailed it.
Then you don’t hear anything. Getting feedback from employers after applications and interviews isn’t always guaranteed, but after you’ve put in time and effort, it can be frustrating. Sometimes you have to ask for feedback from an organization after an interview, and it might not be constructive.
When you don’t succeed, you want to know why. You’ll need to improve your interview technique or understand what let you down, so you can adapt and improve next time for recruiters, interview feedback is extremely important; they need to know how their candidates perform during interviews, and how their clients conduct their interviews, in order to make successful placements with those organizations in the future.
They will also want to help you improve your technique for future interviews. In addition, they understand that candidates are often in high demand so they need to speed up the process as much as possible.
Therefore, you can be sure that your recruiter will be looking for interview feedback quickly, and will be able to provide constructive feedback and suggestions.
A recruiter can ensure that you’re fairly compensated:
After securing an initial offer, it can be hard to negotiate a higher salary or remuneration package. This is where a recruiter can be a great asset; they’ll be able to negotiate on your behalf with employers to get you the salary and benefits package that you deserve, without having to negotiate back and forth with someone you will be working with.
They have a thorough understanding of the market and can use that knowledge to get you the best salary. Darwin consultants work in strict technical verticals and geographic regions, so your recruiter will be working on a number of roles within your skillset, so can ensure you’re offered a competitive salary.
If you’re looking to take the next step in your career, but are unsure of where to start, get in touch with one of our specialists who’ll be happy to help you. When you work with them, you can be sure that you’re getting the most from your job search.