Have you been struggling to look for a job on your own? You’re not alone. In fact, 73% of job seekers say the process of looking for a job is one of the most stressful events in their life. Working with a recruiter could change that significantly. There is a perception that working with a recruiter will cost you money, wasted time, and that they don’t have your best interests at heart. However, in most cases, it’s quite the opposite. A recruiter’s purpose is to help people like you to find a job, so you don't have to do it on your own. That’s not all; working with the right recruiter has more benefits than just “finding your next gig.”
Work with an industry expert.
When seeking out a recruiter, keep in mind that most recruiters specialize in a specific industry. Working with a recruiter who specializes in your line of work will not only ensure they have a full understanding of your skills, qualifications, and experience, but they also have their own library of career knowledge and connections within that industry. Start by seeking out a staffing firm online and confirm through their website if they cater to your industry.
Save time and effort.
It's time-consuming to search for a new job! Between research, reading, applying, and waiting for responses, it can feel like a full-time job in itself. When you decide to work with a recruiter, half of your workload is instantly lessened. It's your recruiters' job to find you the right role that matches both your skillset and preferences. When they’ve found a match, a good recruiter will most definitely speed up the process.
Access opportunities outside of public job boards.
Certain occupations require very specialized skills, leaving your options to be few and far between. If you fall into this category, working with a recruiter will open up access to jobs that aren't even visible to the public yet. Industry-specific recruiters are the first to know about open positions before they're posted on job boards. It's also helpful to know that many companies do not use job boards and exclusively list with a staffing agency. Recruiters hold the keys to land you these jobs.
A network connection for now and for the future.
Recruiters are on your team, not just for now but for your career lifetime. Even if there isn't a position readily available, once you are on their radar, they'll keep you in mind for future opportunities. Recruiters are more than likely to come back to you once a position pops up that suits you better.
A built-in career coach.
Recruiters not only serve as a gateway to ample job opportunities, but they are also there to help counsel and guide you. From a first interview, to dealing with on-assignment issues, and off-boarding, your recruiter has seen it all and is there as a career coach when you need it. Interviewing can be especially daunting, but with a recruiter, you are gaining insider knowledge on what the hiring manager is looking for; they will guide you in the direction of success. The best part? There’s is no price tag—all career coaching is completely free of charge.
If you’re looking for work in different Energy sectors, Per Sé Group specializes in several industries that may suit you. Connect with one of our recruiters by signing up on our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.