One question the Deerfield team regularly hears from candidates is, “Why should I work with a recruiter?” Considering most people’s experience with job searches have been a one-person endeavor, this question is completely understandable. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the reasons job seekers can benefit by partnering with a recruiter like the ones at Deerfield Employment Solutions.  

Getting a new job is a time consuming (and sometimes stressfulprocessFrom finding an available position that interests you to crafting an eye-catching resume to nailing the interview, there’s a lot to consider in order to have a successful outcome. That’s where a recruiter comes in.  

What does a recruiter do?  

In short, a recruiter is the bridge between an employee looking for a job and an employer who needs to fill an open space on their team. It’s their responsibility to find candidates who fit the needs of their client and ensure the candidate is well-suited before they meet for a face-to-face (or virtual in some cases) interview. The recruiter advocates on behalf of the candidateshowing the client exactly why they’re a great match, and makes sure the candidate’s goals align with the goals of the employer.  

There’s another side to the life of a recruiter that isn’t commonly considered – researching and networking. These two tactics combined are what helps makes Deerfield’s executive recruiter’s experts in their field. Our recruiters regularly research employment information, pay history, and more to fully understand the industry they’re servicing. By connecting with a variety of people (employees, owners, managers, etc.) in said industry, Deerfield recruiters can build a network of influential players who become key to matching candidates with employers.  

How does working with a recruiter benefit my job search?  

Partnering with a recruiter can be the extra help you need to land your dream job. Some of the ways they benefit candidates include:  

  • You have someone to consult with during the entire process. As the liaison between employee and employer, your recruiter can answer any questions you have about the position, the company, next steps, and more. Not only that, but recruiters will help you stay on track, creating a more efficient and quicker experience.  
  • Recruiters know about jobs before they’re publicly advertised. Networking allows us to have relationships with clients where they come to Deerfield with their needs before going to websites like Indeed or LinkedIn –– meaning you can be one of the first people to apply before the masses get ahold of the job listing.  
  • Learn how to market yourself and your skills. Our team will provide tips on improving your resume, how to market your skills and experience during the interview, and other consultative approaches to finding new employment. 
  • Working with a recruiter is especially beneficial for passive job seekers (people who are open to new opportunities but aren’t actively searching). Recruiters can keep you and your career goals in their thoughts as they hear of open positions, saving you the time of scrolling endlessly through job listings.  

In a competitive hiring climate, working with a recruiter can be the boost you need to stand out amongst the competition. In addition to the benefits described above, there’s no cost to you, so why not? Contact Deerfield Employment Solutions to learn how we can help you find the right job.