Changing jobs is probably one of the more difficult challenges a person goes through. But it doesn’t have to be as daunting a task and many make it out to be. Russ Bray has been helping people “change jobs” for over 25 years and knows exactly how that experience works. If this is one of your first job changes or you just need a reminder on what to expect be sure to review his job change preparation article.
If you are tired of sending out your resume into a “black hole” it’s time you used a recruiter to help you with the search. Our first task is to speak with you to determine your objective and make sure your objective is a realistic one in our job market today. Working with a recruiter can take a lot of the pressure off you. You are probably employed now and don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to a job search. Knowing how a recruiter works can also make your professional relationship a successful one. Here are a few ‘tips’ to keep in mind.
- Don’t work with more than 1 or 2 recruiters in any one location. Too many recruiters “knocking” on the same employer doors can be a detriment to you. Often times if a resume is submitted by more that one staffing company the client will just drop it from consideration.
- Make sure the timing is right for your job search and that you can be reached in a timely fashion. You need to be able to return a call at least within 24 hours.
- Do not “hide” aspects of your job search from the recruiter. Our clients expect us to know where you are with regards to your search. If an interview is coming up that we did not arrange for you just let us know. Alert us to anything that affects your job search status.
- Do not post your resume to job board sites or if you do ‘privatize’ or ‘disguise’ your resume. It’s never a good idea to alert your present employer to your job search by having them stumble upon your resume.
- Follow the recruiter’s advice. We know you are intelligent and capable but we do this for a living, everyday. Be sure to read Southern Recruiting Solutions’ Interviewing Tips.