It’s important to choose the right staffing partner for you. After all, your recruiter holds your future in his or her hands! Your goal is to select a recruiting firm that will work with you to find your ideal job placement. To do this, follow three important search rules.
Your perfect match: rules for finding a recruiting firm
Keep these three tips in mind when shopping for your staffing partner:
- Choose a firm that puts you first. In your job search, you are the star of the show! Your recruiter should spend time getting to know your unique skill set, your short- and long-term career goals, and what will help you grow in your career. Your recruiter should ask you detailed questions in an attempt to gather all of this information, rather than a brief five-minute phone conversation. A good recruiter will also offer you resume writing and even interview tips to help you give your very best when meeting potential employers. Remember, it’s all about you!
- Make sure the recruiting firm is familiar with your industry. Anyone can search for general job postings online or through social media; the reason you partner with a staffing agency is to gain the benefit of their industry connections. Also, a recruiter familiar with your industry can best represent you to potential employers because they understand job requirements, industry lingo, etc. Once you have the names of a few staffing firms, call and speak with a recruiter. Ask about the types of jobs they usually place and with what companies.
- Trust your instincts. You must rely on your recruiting firm to orchestrate an important part of your life: your next job. So it’s important that you feel comfortable with the firm you choose. What are your instincts telling you? When you speak with the recruiter, does he or she seem friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable? Do some online research, as well. The firm’s website, LinkedIn page and other social media pages should be professional and well-maintained. Look for comments on these sites from current clients to determine the satisfaction level of others.
It’s worth it to take a little extra time to find your best-fit recruiting firm. When you’re happily employed at a new job you love, you will be thanking yourself for your effort!
MedPro Staffing offers job placement for therapists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals. If you’re looking for an experienced healthcare staffing company that puts its candidates first, contact a recruiter today!