Being on the job search can be a challenging and difficult time. We have all been there in some way or another and it certainly can be frustrating and time consuming. Many people have a fear or misconception about recruiters and staffing agencies. But recruiters are there to help and truly want to find a career that is a long term fit for their candidate. Working with a recruiter can take away some of the stress and make looking for a new career an enjoyable process. My greatest joy from being a recruiter is when I get a call, text, or hand written note from a candidate who I have helped find their next career move. There are many benefits to working alongside a recruiter to help you in your job search, but here are my top three!
1. We want to help you. When you succeed, so do we!
When we say we have your best interest in mind, we truly mean it because when you win so do we. I like to think of myself as an advocate for my candidates. We both are investing time into creating this partnership with the same goal. We want you to find the best possible job for you! This takes time and effort on both ends. I want to get to know the details of your work history and your interests so I can do my best when looking at positions with your skill set in mind. I always want my candidates to find a job that is not just another position to clock into, but a place where they can be long term. We also want to help you be sure your resume and interview skills are ready to go so you feel confident and prepared when you go to your job interviews. Remember, we are on the same team!
2. We help expand career opportunities.
There are many job opportunities that you may not even know exist. Not every job is posted on job boards or advertised. Some jobs are being filled confidentially so the only way to know about them is through a relationship with their HR Managers. Luckily that is what a recruiter can do for you! We work closely alongside our Account Managers who have strong relationships with the decision makers in companies. This is the time where I can be an advocate for my candidates again by presenting their information in the best way possible. Working with a recruiter will expand your options and give you even more opportunities for your job search.
3. We can save you time and money.
One of the most common misconceptions that I hear as a recruiter is that candidates will have to pay to work with us. The answer is that our services are completely free to you! Working with a recruiter will not cost you a dime and could end up saving you time and money long term. Once you meet with a recruiter, we do the work of submitting you to multiple positions. This takes away the long process of filling out applications online. Working with recruiters can even decrease the overall time of your job search because we will get your resume in front of the decision makers quickly. HR Managers see dozens of applications and standing out can be a challenge. Our job is to be sure your information gets seen and heard. This will all end up saving you time and money in the long run!
Working with a recruiter is an added benefit to your job search whether you are about to graduate college or are thinking about making a career change. Connect with me on LinkedIn or apply to one of our jobs and let’s partner together to take your next career step!
Beka Larson, Celebrity Staff
Beka grew up in Henderson, Nebraska and went to Nebraska Wesleyan University where she graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. Beka joined Celebrity Staff in October 2019 and is currently a Recruiter. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with candidates and helping them find and utilize their talents in their career. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and hitting the gym!