Today’s IT Professionals have a multitude of means to find their next career opportunity, but a large percentage will require the use of a Recruiter at some point in the process. Whether you choose to work with Talentporte on your next search or a different firm, we hope some of these quick pointers will help you in your search.
Be Transparent – Open and honest conversations regarding your career aspirations, the types of environments you work best in, the roles you are targeting, commute and compensation will help your Recruiter understand your motivations and help align you with the appropriate role and company. Our consultative approach to recruiting facilitates those discussion points, but you may run into newer recruiters during your search that are still learning but may have access to really interesting opportunities.
Be Organized – If you choose to work with multiple Recruiters, it is extremely important to know where your resume is being submitted and by whom. Being submitted by multiple firms into one client or for the same role is embarrassing for both the candidate and Recruiting firm. Some clients are so averse to dealing with those situations, they eliminate the candidate from consideration all together.
Ask Questions – Be sure to ask plenty of open-ended questions about the process, the client, the role, etc. If there is a topic that is important to you, do not be shy. A good Recruiter may not have all the answers, but as your partner in your job search they should be good listeners and interested in finding the information you need to make a knowledgeable decision.
Walk away – If the firm you choose to work with is not hearing or listening to what is important to you, do not hesitate to end the relationship and find a new partner. If they continually try to talk you into the wrong roles or spend a minimal investment into understanding you, they may be only interested in a commission versus a mutually beneficial, long-term partnership.
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