The Four Tips Job Seekers Should Know About Working with Executive Recruiters

Executive recruiters provide a useful service by determining the best candidates for open positions. This process helps businesses identify candidates who can fulfill the job, are dedicated, and will fit within the work environment. When seeking a job, it is important to look at executive recruiters as partners who can give you a leg up when climbing the ladder of opportunity. Use the four following techniques to dramatically improve your chances of employment while using an executive recruiter.

View the recruiter as a long-term partner. When working with a recruiter, it is important to understand that this process can take many months to complete. By establishing a relationship, job seekers can receive important information that is fundamental in establishing him or herself as the premier candidate.

Learn the environment of the employer. Recruiters have an intimate relationship with employers. They are able to give candidates an inside view of how the business operates. Job seekers who know how the business and its employees operate are already positioning themselves for contributing to the team, giving them greater promise over other candidates.

Gather feedback. While working with a recruiter, it’s important to maintain active involvement and participation by regularly asking the recruiter for feedback. This demonstrates to the recruiter that you are dedicated and eager for the job, but it also provides insight as to whether it is more prudent to seek another position.

Be honest. Always maintain honesty and integrity. By establishing an integrity-based connection, you will build a network within a business or industry giving you access to broader opportunities.

Executive recruiters provide businesses with a specific service of filling job roles with the best candidates. Job seekers can establish themselves with recruiters and create a strong relationship. This relationship helps job seekers to work in partnership with recruiters to find their best job with the greatest opportunity.

Have you used an executive recruiter before? What was your experience like?

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About Charlotte Weeks - Executive Career Coach / Executive Resume Writer / Outplacement Consultant

Prior to founding Weeks Career Services, Inc. Charlotte Weeks worked in human resources at a national association, where she experienced the hiring process from the other side. She's also the past president of The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA). Charlotte specializes in providing C-level executives (CEO, CFO, CMO, etc.), association executives, executive directors and senior-level professionals (director, VP, SVP, etc.) with comprehensive career coaching services and high-ROI resumes. She is author of "I Want a Job in an Association -- Now What?? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society" and featured author of "101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career." Additional book contributions include "The Twitter Job Search Guide," "Resumes That Pop!," and "Step-by-Step Cover Letters." As an internationally-recognized expert, Charlotte provides programs and documents tailored to each individual’s needs. To ensure that each person is given the highest quality of attention and service, Charlotte works with a limited number of new clients each month. For more information about Charlotte, please visit her Web site at www.WeeksCareerServices.com.
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One Response to The Four Tips Job Seekers Should Know About Working with Executive Recruiters

  1. Mark Lyons says:

    This is an excellent article with a lot of useful information, especially for new job seekers who may erroneously believe that the job of a recruiter is to find them a job.

    I myself have worked with recruiters, and while I have not found employment through them, I am always happy to maintain a relationship with them. I always encourage them to send me the positions that they may be having difficulty filling, which I will then pass along to my network to see if I can help them find a suitable candidate.

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