Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing the relationship, part of Job Search Strategies.
The best way to start working with a recruiter is to have them come to you.…You should be using your networking and online profile to attract the…attention of recruiters.…However, if that doesn't work, you can approach recruiters directly.…You will want to have a good strategy in place.…The first thing you want to think about the timing of your approach.…You want to establish a relationship with a recruiter before you need them.…Whether right or wrong, recruiters look for people that are currently employed…and happy with their careers.…
You want to approach them while you are still employed but thinking about…leaving your position.…Approach them as if you are interviewing them for your next move, and if they…will be the right fit for your search.…The second key is to have your pitch down of why you are considering…leaving your position.…Good reasons for leaving your position include looking for new challenges,…the potential for advancement, or that the organization is going in another direction.…
Along the way, discover smart strategies to match your interests with your search and manage your time in order to maximize results.
- Valerie's top five job search tips
- Determining which online job boards to use
- Posting your resume online
- Maximizing the impact of your profile
- Improving your visibility with a blog, workshop, or conferences
- Leveraging your network
- Establishing relationships with recruiters