4 Important Things to Know When Working With a Recruiter
Most professionals have dealt with several Recruiters over the course of our careers. If you haven’t yet, just give it time. Your level of success with a recruiter will depend on how well you understand them and how well you understand their hiring process.
Here are four things that you should know that will help you get better insights into how to work successfully with a recruiter:
1. The type of recruiter you are dealing with
It is important to know what type of recruiter you are working with. There are three different types of recruiters primarily:
- Internal recruiters are employed or contracted by the hiring company and will only have access to and interest in filling their company’s positions.
- Contingency recruiters are employed by multiple clients to work on numerous openings. They do not get paid unless a search is filled, so you may find several people contacting you about the same position. They’re usually conducted for lower-level or non-critical roles.
- Retained search recruiters are given a retainer to complete an assignment up front and they will be the only recruiter actively working on the position. These roles are usually important positions that the client has a serious interest in filling with premium talent. Most candidates prefer being recruited for positions that are “retained”. It is crucial to develop a close relationship with this Recruiter as they will be working closely with you through the entire process and possibly multiple times throughout your entire career.”’