When it comes to finding a better opportunity, everybody wants to increase the odds that they’re going to receive an offer of employment from the company for which they want to work.
Here’s the myth: Being represented by a recruiter will cost the company more money to hire you, and therefore, will decrease your odds of receiving an offer.
Here’s the reality: Being represented by a recruiter actually increases the odds that you’ll receive an offer of employment, and we’ll tell you why in this article.
Although on the surface, it might makes sense to believe that a company would rather save the cost of a recruiter’s fee while hiring a new employee, and to act on that belief, doing so could very well derail your quest for a better opportunity. Here’s why:
#1—The cost of the wrong hire outweighs the cost of a recruiter’s fee.
Companies are really only interested in one thing: hiring the right person for the job, no matter if they’re represented by a recruiter or not. Hiring somebody who’s not a fit—only to release them later and start all over—is extremely costly.
#2—Recruiters have access to opportunities not found anywhere else.
For some positions, companies only use recruiters (as opposed to online job postings or other means) because they want the targeted candidates recruiters can find and present. Not being represented by a recruiter means that you won’t have knowledge of or access to these opportunities.
#3—Recruiters will help get you noticed.
Because of the credibility that recruiters bring, companies are likely to look more closely at a candidate they present, as opposed to one who simply applied for an online posting and/or emailed their resume.
#4—Better interview preparation.
Who knows the company better than the person who recruits talent for it? Almost nobody. They know what the company likes, what the company values, and what the company is looking for, not to mention they know the specs of the job inside and out. They’ll coach you throughout the entire interview process.
If you want to know how polished your resume is, how well you’re presenting yourself, or how you conducted yourself during an interview, a recruiter will tell you . . . and they won’t pull any punches. Receiving unbiased feedback is the quickest way to make strategic adjustments and improvements.
When it’s time for an offer to be made, a recruiter will act in your best interests, making sure that you receive the best offer possible. Since they know the company inside and out, they’ll also know which tactics to use to achieve the most beneficial outcome.
Speaking of your best interests, aligning yourself with a recruiter is definitely in yours. By not doing so, you decrease the odds that you’ll receive an offer of employment and also limit your opportunities for career growth and advancement. Contact us today to learn more.
The Doepker Group has experience placing professionals in the Information Technology and Engineering fields, and we can place you, as well.