People often have the misconception that as a recruitment firm we find jobs for people.
ACTUALLY, our role is the other way around. We find the right people for specific positions in our client’s organizations.
HOWEVER, it is true that we do connect with many people, and that is where career seekers come into play. When people who are looking to make a career move reach out to us, we may not be able to connect them instantly to an open position, yet we may be a good source just as they may be a potential future candidate for us should the right opportunity arise.
As a recruiter I make a commitment to my clients to help them secure a candidate who will meet their specific requirements for the position and fit well within the organization. When I source potential candidates, I also make sure that the role and the organization will meet the candidate’s expectation.
CAREER SEEKERS HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES TOO!
To be successful, people looking for new career opportunities need to make sure that the role they are applying for actually meets their expectations and that the organization’s mission and culture fit with their values.
Over the years, I have developed a list of questions that potential candidates can use to remind themselves of the big picture and to better market themselves for the right position.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Although this list is by no means exhaustive, it should help candidates focus their career search and sharpen their résumé, while providing some answers that we will be looking for undoubtedly. This in turn, will help the us, the recruiter, better understand the career seeker and when approached, it is the right opportunity to make a career move.