Tips on working with a recruiter

Writen by: 
Nevena Venkova

Nowadays the best way to get a job is by working with a recruiter. They're the people who know the market best and have the connections to find the best position for you, give you advice and save you a lot of time.

So we want to share with you 5 tips on working with a recruiter to make your experience even better:

1. Tell them what kind of positions you are looking for
Yes, they can see your experience in your CV but you may want to make a change in your career path. So tell them! They would love to help you get your dream job but in order to do that, they need to know your preferences.

2. Answer all their questions
Don’t play the “It’s written in my CV” card. Yes, recruiters can read but there’s so much information that isn’t listed in your resume. So give them the details they need so that they can do their job and assist you in the process.

3. Pick up your phone
When you work with recruiters, you should return their emails and calls ASAP because they’re your connection with your future employer. Don’t ignore them. Answer as soon as possible because you can miss great opportunities if you don’t.

4. Don’t contact too many recruiters
It may be tempting because the more recruiters you contact, the more positions you are offered… but this can distract you which means it can even slow down the process of searching for a job. Our advice is to work with one or two recruiters for maximum results.

5. Be polite
Don't be rude to recruiters just because you think their LinkedIn messages are annoying - it's their job to give you information about interesting positions and companies. LinkedIn is the most-used channel for recruitment efforts with 77% in 2018. After all, that's what LinkedIn is for.
So next time you get a message from a person who's offering you a great new job, thank them for their interest in your profile even if you’re not interested in the position they are offering you. You never know when you will need a good recruiter in hand.

These are our tips on working with a recruiter. Is there something we missed? Share your opinion.