Most people who have reached adult age know how difficult it is to search for a job. It is challenging to find a position that fits your industry of choice, but it is also challenging to find a job that perfectly matches your skills. Employers do not promote the positions they hire recruiters to fulfill. Those positions are higher paying and executive. Job hunters may find it beneficial to create relationships with recruiters who specialize in their niche. It is crucial for job seekers to remember that recruiters are working in favor of the employer, so recruiters will operate in their best interest as long as the employer is paying them. The truth is that recruiters who specialize in your area of expertise are not easy to find and trying to remain in contact with them is even more challenging.

Finding A Recruiter

Asking professionals who work in your industry to refer recruiters is the most productive way of finding connections. These professionals were candidates at one point and should be happy to help an upcoming professional. Also, zoning in on a specific organization can lead you in the right direction. Asking that organization which recruiters they use can help to narrow your search. And of course, asking friends who work in the same industry will provide some information regarding contacts or websites. The list may be short. Most recruiters who specialize in a particular area work with all the big names, so gathering a small list for networking purposes is not only normal but can be somewhat of a relief.

Looking at recruiter directories can be fast and effective. Some job search sites have a list of directories, many of them are free to navigate and use. But many directories charge a small fee, and those are more up to date with recent information. Free recruiter directories include onlinerecruitersdirectory.com and searchfirm.com. A job seeker can also search for profiles online. LinkedIn has 90,000 recruiter profiles, and most of these recruiters cater to a niche. More menial tasks may include, perusing through message boards on networking sites and staying up to date with the press.

 Staying In Touch With Recruiters

Finding the right recruiter is hard, but recruiters do not sit at a desk all day skimming through your resume. It is essential to stay in contact with recruiters, so when jobs become available, they will call. One way to do so is to refer eligible candidates for open positions they are trying to fulfill. Make sure you do not qualify for these positions. But also, be sure that your referrals are good.

Getting the Job

After putting in all of that hard work to find the perfect job, it is vital to get the job. Many people get nervous before the interview, mostly because they are unprepared. But the right outfit can take all of your worries away. Heather Tranen, the founder of Schtick, describes what to wear to a job interview and claims that dressing for the job shows the effort that a candidate is willing to put into themselves, it also explains the effort they put into learning the company. Indeed, looking the part can calm a hopeful’s nerves. Tranen believes in the old saying, dress for the job you want, but she says job seekers should also dress for the company they want as an employer. Finance and law industries are super traditional, but startups are beginning to prefer a more relaxed dress code.

Heather Tranen suggests looking on the company’s website and social media for clues about the work atmosphere. Asking people you may know, that work there, for advice is always a good idea. Overdressing a step above their dress code is a safe option, be sure to look polished and pay attention to the little things. No one would hire someone with a wrinkled shirt or dirty shoes.

 

by: Dennis Hung