Job recruiters make it their business to seek out candidates for sometimes difficult-to-fill open positions, so they can be an important resource to seek our when conducting your job search. When you are applying for jobs in Charleston, connecting with a recruiter can make your search a little easier. Making that connection isnt always easy, however. Recruiters receive hundreds (and sometimes even thousands) of emails a week. If you seek out a job recruiter, here are some tips on how to find one and stand out from the crowd.
1. Start with recruiter directories: there are many online recruiter directories at your disposal. Some of them are free to use, while others will charge a fee. The Wall Street Journal recommends visiting RileyGuide.com, which lists recruiter directors, among other resources. According to The Journal, fee-based directories tend to be more up-to-date and offer better search options.
2. Visit career fairs: job recruiters can always be found at career fairs, which provide opportunities to immediately meet with a recruiter face-to-face. This makes them more advantageous then sending out mass emails. See our Career Fair Strategies article for tips on how to make the best of these events.
3. Be selective: avoid the temptation of submitting emails to every recruiter you can find. Look for recruiters who work in areas you are interested. Dana Leavy, a small business and career consultant at AspyreSolutions.com, says its best to identify one or two recruiters that specialize in your field and start to build relationships with them.
4. Cultivate loyalty: dont build up a relationship with recruiters and then discard or forget about them as soon as youve gotten an interview. Going back to them and building up loyalty will get you farther and help you should you ever need their help again in the future.
By Kyle Wise
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