To use a recruiter or submit on your own?
How do you select a recruiter you can trust?
When it comes to changes in your career, you want the best possible chance to get in front of the hiring professionals of the positions that will maximize your potential the most. To do this, you need inside information that is impossible for you to gain on your own.
So often I hear complaints from candidates about recruiters and agencies that have failed them. I am sure that I have failed some along the way as well. The truth is that recruiting can be a “dog eat dog” industry; one of fierce competition in which people are willing to harm each other in order to succeed (per definition). Since recruiters make money when they make a placement, this can be at your expense if the relationship is not managed properly. But with the right knowledge and tools, a good recruiter can be as loyal as the best dog you’ve ever owned.
I have owned several dogs, but this one is extra special. He is so soulful. I am certain he understands everything I say to him and I am always touched by his attentiveness and genuine concern for everyone he meets. I often think about how unconditionally he loves and what an example dogs are to humans. He has taught me a lot about relationships and in particular, a few of his traits are particularly applicable to the recruiting industry.
- Dogs Sniff Out New Opportunities – It’s in your best interest to sniff out new opportunities, even if you are happy where you are.
Don’t shortchange yourself. Knowledge is powerful. Know your market and what may be available to you at all times. It’s just plain smart and good business for you to keep your options open with a full understanding of different viewpoints, objectives, and pros and cons to determine the best path for yourself. The most optimal time to do this is before you actually need to.
- Dogs Trust Their Instincts – You have instincts, too.
Gather information on all the recruiters under consideration, look at their recommendations from others like you, and have candid conversations with them individually. Do NOT give your resume to anyone until you are certain you feel comfortable working with them and that you can trust their knowledge and motivation.
- Dogs , especially Zeke, are loyal to the bone – You deserve a loyal dog and a loyal recruiter.
When you do your homework and align yourself with a reputable recruiter you can trust, you have nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain. I am willing to earn your trust. This paper is my first step. I strive to be like Ezekiel every day, and I want to represent candidates who are like-minded.
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