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Building Trust with Recruiters

Building Trust with Recruiters

Posted on February 2023 By Madeline Rowston

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​Recruiters can be your key for finding the next best step in your career.

It’s essential to know how the process works to benefit your job search.

First Impressions Matter

Our recruiters appreciate candidates that take the time to introduce themselves via email or LinkedIn before scheduling any calls or interviews.

A simple, concise message detailing your previous experience and job search would be helpful for recruiters to understand what type of role you’re looking for and whether you’re better suited to agency or client-side.

Authenticity

Once you have an introductory call scheduled, expect to give a brief elevator pitch about your most recent experience and provide specific details about what you’re looking for in your next role.

Using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method is a great way to explain previous campaigns you’ve worked on. It’s important to be open about your previous roles, responsibilities, results and learnings. For those who need to brush up on interview skills our Guide to Interview Preparation provides a comprehensive list of tips.

Next be clear and honest with your goals. What type of organisation would you like to work in? What salary range are you expecting? How many days in the office? What commitments outside work do you have?

It’s also important to be transparent about where else you have applied for roles. This makes the process easier for recruiters, their clients and you.

Applications and Interview

It’s very important to be patient with recruiters. Often managing many jobs at once, it’s best to be patient when waiting to hear back after interviews.

It might be helpful to ask when or how often you should expect to hear from the recruiter, to manage your expectations. Most often, they will let you know when you’ll hear back.

Many interviews with our clients are back to face to face. This is a great opportunity to network and get to know the organisation, the office you might work in and people.

For virtual interviews it may be more difficult to build rapport but usually the second interview will be in person.

Be Patient

Our recruiters will always stay in touch if they find a suitable role based on your experience. There are many steps between application and outcome. Recruiters have to present candidates, discuss with clients and wait for a response and organise many of the processes for multiple clients. So patient and prepared for multiple interviews.

Based on research by LinkedIn the average job search takes 13 weeks. The process can be frustrating at times. Luckily our experienced consultants are invested in your career and development over the long haul.

Unfortunately, the perfect job match might not be available straight away. So stay optimistic, keep searching and networking on LinkedIn.

Our recruiters will guide you through the process and provide helpful tips on how to prepare for the job search.