Finding, hiring and retaining top employees are among the biggest challenges for any company. Hiring the wrong person can be detrimental to employee morale and turnover can cost precious money and time. Many of the top companies worldwide use recruiting firms to help them secure the best employees in their industries.
With the growth of the internet, the recruiting world has seen an onset of employee databases, job portals and social media networking. However, using a recruiter can help to expedite your job search process. You might post your resume on a digital database and not hear a response for months. Or apply for a job with a large company and never hear from anyone. This is time most job candidates can’t afford to waste.
Recruiters are more focused and more proactive, with the right experience and instincts that can never be replaced by digital tools.
Where do recruiters go?
Recruiters are well-connected people who can use their pre-existing relationships with businesses specific to your industry to help you get noticed. They also use career websites such as Recruiter, ZipRecruiter, Simply Hired, and Glassdoor. Not to mention popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and even Pinterest and YouTube.
Recruiters also have the expertise to access data analytics and product software including candidate job portals, onboarding and off-boarding portals, job boards and employee referral networks. Some even use college and corporate alumni groups.
How do you make yourself stand out?
You can capture the attention of recruiters with a good cover letter that focuses on specific things you can do for a company. Skip over your strengths and weaknesses —those are better discussed in an interview. Instead, use wording from past evaluations and supervisor testimonials. Mention your volunteer work and that you are active and aware of current events in your industry. Always double-check spelling and grammar!
Be active on social media related to your industry. Join online communities, forums, and meetings. Be sure to post about relevant seminars and conferences you attend.
Why Culver Careers?
Culver Careers has more than 30 years’ experience placing qualified workers in top firms. We represent some of the most dynamic, unique and exciting companies around the world. We identify top performers, achievers, producers, innovators and team players and help them take their careers to the next level.
We specialize in learning the specific needs of each organization and finding the perfect match. We’ve been ranked in the top one percent of recruiting firms in North America for four years. For more information on how we can help you secure a position in an environment where you can thrive, contact us today.