Recruiters sometimes have an unfair reputation. What’s more, the fact is recruiters do get things done: they help companies fill vacancies, and they help candidates get jobs, so why is it best to use a recruiter – and how is it best to use a recruiter?
Guidance and counsel
Niche industry knowledge
Whether you are a client working in a specific field, or a candidate wanting to secure a position in a particular sector, you want to benefit from the knowledge a recruiter has of niche areas. So, from safety & loss control to claims or underwriting, whatever the sector is, it is always best to check that a recruiter has relevant experience of it. If they have, you – as a client or a candidate – can tap into that knowledge and expertise.
Such knowledge really is invaluable. Recruiters will spot suitable vacancies for candidates. They will instinctively know if a candidate might be a good match for a company. Trusted partnerships with hiring managers develop over time also – there are just so many advantages to working with a recruiter who has specific niche industry experience.
As a candidate, another key benefit of using a recruiter is that they will be share their expertise with you. By sharing their insight and experience of a company and its culture, candidates should be prepared for interview feeling confident and well-positioned to excel. Your recruiter is a font of specialist knowledge. Tap into this and use them!
Benefits for candidates and clients alike
Taking a considered and thoughtful approach means that recruiting and placement will be more than just a short term fix – it will be a long term solution. Excellent retention rates are another thing to look for when choosing a recruiter.