There are so many options for Recruiting firms out there, we understand that you want to select a great partner in your job search. This post should serve to alleviate any hesitation on aligning with a Recruiter, as the process can be unclear for those working with a Recruiter for the first time. Below, we walk you through the process and show how working with an On Cue Hire Recruiter can benefit you in landing your dream job.
What is the purpose of a Recruiter?
The Recruiter is your liaison between the hiring manager/company and the job seeker. The Recruiter can help you improve upon your resume, give you interview advice and preparation, and assist you in negotiating compensation.
What does the process look like?
Your On Cue Hire Recruiter will set up an initial conversation either by phone or webcam. The purpose of the initial call is to get to know you, understand what brings you to the job market, review what types of roles you are seeking, and have a thorough discussion of your skills while reviewing your resume. Once that call is complete, you will send work samples and/or previous employment references to the Recruiter. Next, your Recruiter will schedule an interview for you with the hiring manager. This part of the process can take anywhere from 24 hours to 2 weeks depending on the urgency of the position. After each interview, the Recruiter will call you to gain your feedback and also relay/prepare you for next steps in the interview process. After the interview process is complete, your Recruiter will provide final feedback – if the hiring manager wants to proceed with an offer, then we assist with the negotiation process (start day, compensation, benefits, etc.).
What are the benefits of working with a Recruiter?
Often, when applying to a role via a corporation’s job posting, we find that resumes end up in a heaping pile of both qualified and unqualified job seekers. As a busy hiring manager with many priorities to juggle, it becomes quite a task to review each and every applicant. When this happens, the chances of each resume actually getting viewed are very slim. The benefit of working with a Recruiter is that we really identify your strengths and experience as it relates to the role via our one-on-one communications, so once the hiring manager receives your resume, there is already a high level of confidence that you could be a great fit for the position. By partnering with an On Cue Hire recruiter, you become more than just a resume applicant, increasing your chances of an interview.
When do I stop working with my Recruiter?
After your first day at your new job, your Recruiter will check in to see how everything is going and continue to maintain communication. Your recruiter is always going to be your partner in the job market and someone you can go to with referrals or feedback, even after you are happily working in your new position.
If you have any questions, we’d be glad to review the process with you!