The Dos and Don’ts of Working with a Recruiter

If you’re feeling unchallenged in your current position, you may  want to consider connecting with a recruiter. Whether you’re looking  for critical insights into the job market, new and notable job  opportunities, resume support or career advice, working with a recruiter  can be great for your career development, or career transition.

The key to a lasting relationship starts with understanding  how to work and communicate effectively with recruiters. Here’s what you  should do.

Do: Prepare

  •  Before meeting with a recruiter, take time to understand their  process. When you’re ready to meet, have a set of questions arranged.  Depending on the answers, you’ll know right away whether he or she is  the right fit for you.
  •  Come to your first meeting with an updated resume and LinkedIn  profile, list of accomplishments, notable projects, and why you’re  looking for a change.

Do: Form a Relationship

Experienced recruiters can offer all kinds of benefits – from resume  advice and interview prep, to new job opportunities and salary  negotiations. Building a strong rapport with your recruiter is crucial  to your job search success.

  •  Get comfortable: Meet in person to discuss your career aspirations.  Be open and honest about the job opportunities that interest you, and  the ones that don’t.
  •  Be prepared to learn: BullsEye Recruitment provides personalized  resources, skill development training, and support to help you land the  perfect position.
  •  Find out how things work: Ask about the steps of placement,  representation and the expected on-going communication. Know what to  expect in the beginning, so there are no hard feelings or  miscommunication.

Do: Act Professionally

Always put your best foot forward, even if you don’t get your dream job right away.

  •  Be polite: If you don’t get the job offer you were hoping for,  always thank the hiring manager and keep the door open for future  opportunities.
  •  Don’t complain or lose your cool: A poor attitude will not only  affect your relationship with your recruiter, but it will also hinder  your chances of finding a great job.

We provide accounting and finance professionals with the resources,  skills and support needed to realize their potential and find what’s  next in their career. Find your perfect fit today.

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