Why work with a recruitment consultant such as Metis Global Recruitment?
So what is it that recruiters actually do? Recruiters and recruitment consultants are different from in-house/corporate recruiters. They are hired by companies and firms to support internal recruitment for several reasons such as time, money, resources, and expertise in the market. Recruitment consultants support all or few phases of the recruitment process but their aim is usually the same: to connect the best fit candidates to the hiring company.
Recruiters often get a bad reputation in the market, due to the actions of recruiters who unfortunately lack empathy, emotional intelligence, and the understanding of the industry. If you come across one, stay clear. A good consultant will not only look out for the interest of the client, but also the candidate. After all, success comes from finding a match that makes both parties happy on the long term. A good recruiter will be able to guide you through the recruitment process and help you understand whether the position is a good fit. If you are the right candidate, they will coach you and consult you on the technicalities of your application to give you the best shot at the job opportunity. They also help smooth over misunderstandings and can aid negotiations.
How to work successfully with a recruitment consultant?
If you do happen to land on an interesting job opportunity advertised by a consultant from Metis Global Recruitment or another agency, below are some tips to working together successfully:
Apply once at a time.
Try to stay away from spamming recruiters by applying to multiple job openings. If you have identified a position that raised interest, apply to one and mention your interest in other opportunities.
Prepare for your interview.
Make sure you prepare for an interview or discussion with a recruiter just like you would for a company. Recruiters are trying to find a good fit for the client, if you start the cooperation seeming not prepared or professional, most likely the recruiter will not want to promote you to the hiring company. Read through the job description thoroughly, think about your own experiences, motivations and what you bring to the table. Run through interview questions.
Be honest and open.
Be up front about what you are, or are not, looking for: job spec, your motivations, salary needs, locations etc. Communicating openly provides the recruiter information they need to represent you accurately and effectively to the client. A good recruiter will also be honest and direct with you about your chances or if the position is not a good fit.
Make sure to get back to recruiters ASAP so you don’t miss out on opportunities. Use the communication methods will also save time and effort. You can also voice your preferred medium of communication e.g., vie email, telephone, or LinkedIn.