how to get the most out of working with a recruiter
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This podcast is hosted by Brian Abplanalp from the become Sydney Office, Australia.
What is a typical day in the life of a recruiter?
It is a blend of proactive and reactive work – a day plan is essential
Similar to most jobs, commence your day with emails and admin tasks
After admin, set out your priorities, get that done in 20 minutes
Follow up on applications, get back to applicants
Ensure applicants meet the requirements of the job – not all applicants are appropriate for the roles
Proactive work – actively search up on candidates
Recruitment consultants chat and consult with clients – we advise both parties, clients and candidates, we are the brokers with both parties at heart
We find a happy solution for both, that makes us happy!
One consultant may receive 30 applications over night which is why you need to stand out from the crowd. Your CV should be concise, outlining your skills and how they meet the requirements. Keep your CV relevant to the job and apply for roles that suit and are right for you.
Make your application as visible as possible, this includes ensuring your profile on LinkedIn and Seek, making you more approachable. Add the finishing touches; get a new picture, update your profile with the latest information and experience.
Be concise on your Cover Letter and CV
Build a strong relationship with your recruiter
Make sure you’re applying for the right role
Speak with the right recruitment consultant
Don’t spam your CV everywhere, tailor your CV for that specific role
General applications are fine too but you should be clear on what you want to do
If they haven’t heard back, follow up with a phone call after a few days
Do be careful and patient with receiving feedback from the recruiter
Be proactive in your approach but don’t annoy people by going too far
LinkedIn messages are great for facial recognition, and gives a personal aspect
Your LinkedIn gives the recruiter a quick snapshot of what you do and an understanding of your broader network
Don’t come to the door, don’t show up without an appointment - make a call or connect on LinkedIn is preferable
No errors or spelling mistakes – make sure you proof read everything!
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Summary Take-Home Tips:
Cover Letter – 2/3 lines really highlighting why you are right for the role, help us to understand why
Don’t be too long. Less is more!
Really make sure every word counts
Ensure your phone has voice mail set up and ready to go
Communication is key at all stages of the process
If we couldn’t reach you, call or text back, we don’t want to bombard you
It is a two-way street, use us for knowledge and feedback
Get as much information from us as possible about the role and client
Have open communication and get along with your recruiter
The more you give to the recruiter, the more they give back to you
Make it fun, share stories and articles with your recruiter