Would you walk into your doctor’s office to announce your diagnosis and dictate a prescription? Not likely. Even if you suspect what the problem is, you still want input from your physician. What’s the latest treatment? Are there alternatives? Is there any new information that you should be made aware of?
Your recruiter can offer you the same kind of up-to-the-minute advice and direction… but only if you listen.
Recruiters have their pulse on the job market. They know what the best candidates are looking for and how to find them. They also know what’s happening within their client companies and can tell fairly quickly if a candidate is a good match.
The next time you speak with a recruiter, ask them some really pointed questions about the job market or employer expectations in their area of expertise . You may be surprised at their level of knowledge — and it just may bring your relationship up to the next level.