Too many candidates worry that the position they are looking at is not their dream job. They are not sure if they can commit to it for the rest of their lives. But why should the choice be so stark? Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good when it comes to considering temporary and contract positions.
Whether your recruiter is helping you find a job in finance, accounting, IT, or human resources, you always need to evaluate how well they can serve your needs. There are some simple yet great questions you should be asking your recruiter from day one. Whether you’re new to using a recruiter or know the drill, these seven questions are key to evaluating your recruiter’s fit for meeting your needs and an indicator of overall performance. Use these questions to figure out whether your recruiter is really looking out for you.
Some recruiting firms have quotas. Their recruiters must meet with the required number of candidates, even if the candidates are outside of their field. I’m not sure why a recruiter would want to spend time with someone they know they can’t help, but I’m certain that it’s not a good use of a candidate’s time. How do you make sure that a recruiter can help you find a job that matches your specific set of skills and preferences? Ask these two questions to make sure your recruiter can actually help you find a great job.
I’m a recruiter. Unfortunately, I’m not a mind reader. Sometimes, I wish I could read minds because it would help candidates avoid the one big mistake they make when partnering with recruiters. Always be completely honest and upfront with your recruiter.
A gap on a resume is a difficult but unavoidable part of being unemployed. Yet, you are in control of just how wide that gap gets. How so? I urge job seekers to try and find meaningful work that helps bridge the gap between permanent positions.