3 Things You Can Do to Get Recruiters Attention
As a candidate on the job market, getting noticed can be tough. Especially when, on paper, you do what many other people do but, on the job, you know you’re the person that can do it best.
As a recruitment agency, we hear of many candidates who experience feeling invisible and are frustrated at the process; the hoops to jump through to grasp attention. And we get it. There is a lot of effort that goes into the job application process these days. As the number of job applicants grows, new standards are set to get ahead of the pack.
So how do you get our attention?
Well, it first must be said that the effort is inescapable. It’s as tough for us to identify your differences as it is for you to differentiate yourself. We can’t yet click a CV and gain an immersive experience into the person we are looking at. Hopefully, that’s coming soon, but in the meantime, we need your help to make us stand up, pay attention and give you the concentration you so deserve.
3 Simple Steps to Get Recruiters Attention
We’ve already covered how to make your job application stand out,
where we recommend tailoring each of your applications to the role that you’re applying for. So, let’s assume that you’ve done this with your application and CV, now it’s time to meet and get a recruiter in your pocket.
1. Make a good first impression
First impressions are important, so make it count. The key to this is knowing how to sell yourself. Majority of decision making when it comes to recruitment is based on your cultural fit, and time is of the essence. Have a 30-second elevator pitch ready so we know exactly what it is you’re looking for and what sort of an environment you thrive in.
2. Help us to help you
Enable us to understand who you are, and what your experience has been so that we can present this to a client. As recruiters, we need to be able to identify if your skills match what our clients are looking for. So, help us by telling us why you are the best for the role. Be transparent around all your experience, and what it is you’re looking for in your next role – including your salary expectations. When we have all the information, recruiters can truly partner with you as a consultant and make sure that you are going into a role that matches your experience and more importantly, your career objectives.
3. Have clear expectations
Like most relationships, recruiter/candidate partnerships work best when there are clear expectations on both sides. If there is something you’d like to know, like when you can expect to hear back from us, just ask! It sounds simple but open communication is key. Let us know how you’re going, and we’ll do the same. Keep in mind that as recruiters, we are often the middleman between you and the client. So, if you don’t hear from us, it’s often because the client hasn’t provided feedback or updates yet. But as your consultant, we are always happy to give you an update so stay in touch!