What do recruiters actually do?
As a job seeker, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the process of finding new work. First you’ve got to figure out what you want to do—then there’s the application process, preparation for an interview, and the need to make yourself stand out amongst a pool of other candidates. That’s where a recruiter can help. Partnering with a recruiter is one of the most valuable things you can do to achieve your career goals. But how does this process work? What do recruiters actually do?
Recruiters keep you in the know
Recruiters provide a free service to job seekers as they are paid by the company who is wanting to hire staff. Because of this, recruiters work directly with a range of employers across different industries—meaning they have inside knowledge on the things you need to know about. Salary information, current projects, and industry insight are all areas that recruiters are up to date with and can give you advice on. This valuable knowledge will help you to make the best decision for yourself and your career.
As the main point of contact for both employers and job seekers, recruiters evidently have a large network of connections. For example, one eighty General Manager Mike Westbury has been in the recruitment industry for 18 years—that’s 18 years worth of employers, industry leaders and other important contacts that he knows. For a job seeker, that’s a huge advantage to have someone who literally knows someone—and often, these vast networks of people mean that recruiters know about roles that aren’t advertised. A recruiter can help you access these hidden job opportunities and put you in contact with the right people.
Recruiters prepare you for your next job opportunity
Job hunting requires a lot of preparation. A CV is a short, but incredibly important document and recruiters know exactly what information needs to be included. A recruiter will help you create a CV that makes your skills and knowledge stand out from other applicants. You can find more CV tips here.
Recruiters also provide coaching to guide you through the process of applying for a job, going for an interview, and accepting an offer of work. Under the guidance of a recruiter, you will be fully prepared to move through the process with confidence. Recruiters can even negotiate on your behalf—allowing you to avoid conversations like salary negotiations, should you choose to.
You can also speak with a recruiter for advice to help you reach your career goals faster. The recruiters at one eighty have specialist knowledge of the construction, architecture, property and engineering industries. Want to work in architecture but don’t want to be a registered architect? A one eighty recruiter can assist you with mapping out a career pathway that matches your skills, interests and goals.
Recruiters find you work
Recruiters work in two ways. The first is they will work with companies who have job vacancies and actively source people to fill that position. Alternatively, if a great job seeker connects with a recruiter, the recruiter will act on your behalf and approach companies that would be a great fit for you and your career. Recruiters genuinely want what’s best for both the job seeker and the employer, meaning that decisions are made with the interest of both parties in mind—you can trust that you’ll always be recommended somewhere that feels like a good fit. You’re also advised to stay in touch with us at one eighty recruitment throughout your career. As your skills grow and you transition to new roles, one eighty can keep an eye out for potential opportunities and assist you should they arise.
Our professional team of recruitment experts are here to help you find employment that’s perfect for you. Speak with a recruiter now to find out how one eighty can assist you in your job hunt.