We are in a new year – what’s top of mind for 2023? While a better health regimen or a more wholesome diet are worthwhile goals, you should consider the well-being of your career path as well. Is this the year you need to embark on a new professional adventure and find a different role?
If you answered affirmatively, you aren’t alone. A recent study shows that today’s professionals are willing to trade on average 11.7% of their salary for opportunities that provide upskilling, personal flexibility, and diversity and inclusion.
Maybe those points speak exactly to your strugglers. Or perhaps you are still trying to construct the words and or reasons for your unsettled feelings. In either case, there’s often one common objection to a job hunt: the element of time. You might not have the bandwidth to begin a search, but a recruiter does. That’s why working with one is your best next move. Here are three reasons how the right job-search partner in your corner can make 2023 a year to remember.
Recruiters Are a Sounding Board for Your Ideas
What if you aren’t even sure where to start? Maybe you have some experience in manufacturing, you’ve dabbled a little in management or logistics, you have a handful of years as a sales representative under your belt, but you’re also siloed in your current organization. You want to attempt a more challenging and rewarding role, but you can’t pinpoint what that job would be. The good news is you don’t have to figure that out on your own.
The beauty of working with a recruiter is their expertise and time are free for you (as long as you have desirable skills). And who doesn’t want free advice from someone who has the inside scoop on today’s job market?
What do you want out of your job? What are your make or breaks? At TTS, our recruiters take a deep dive to discover what you want in your next role, and we don’t stop until we find it! After you pinpoint a direction to head in, recruiters do the research and legwork when it comes to identifying the right opportunities for you – just think of them as your secret weapon in your job search.
Recruiters Offer Expertise & Feedback in Your Industry
Important rule of thumb: Find a recruiter who specializes in your field. If, for example, you are a structural engineer looking for a more senior role, you want a recruiter who has connections in manufacturing and logistics plants along with organizations in your target region. This is important on two specific fronts.
- One, recruiters have already built relationships with these organizations, meaning the hiring managers recognize their name and trust their input.
- Two, recruiters are aware of both the going rates for salaries and the ideal benefits for your desired role. They aren’t just focused on hiring for one business. They have your best interest in mind and can guide you in the right direction.
Even if they can’t find you your ideal job today, they can advise you on how to position yourself, so you are acquainted with the businesses and roles once the time is right.
Recruiters Coach You Through the Whole Process
Applications, interviews, job offers – there are many facets to consider in the job process. But remember, with a recruiter, you have a side kick.
For example, you have someone to help you with interview prep. What questions should you make sure to review? What kind of inquiries should you pose to the company in the interview? One company may only require one to two interviews, others may call for three plus. Recruiters will often know those details beforehand. And not only can they offer suggestions on talking points but give you a chance to practice your responses too. Their feedback will give you the confidence boost needed to nail the interview.
And then, once the offer comes, you have someone who will help you translate the pros and cons of an offer or see if there’s any room for negation. This isn’t a recruiter’s first rodeo, so they know what is common or uncommon in an offer and can help you make the best decision for you. 2023 is just underway, a year full of opportunity and forward progress. Don’t delay in getting off on the right foot, and remember, there are recruiters standing by to help you every step of the way.
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