They go by names like consultants, headhunters and career agents, but they have one thing in common: They’re always on the lookout for promising talent.
Phoenix job recruiters are the liaisons between companies seeking skilled employees and candidates seeking entry into both emerging and established Phoenix businesses. It’s the recruiter’s job to carefully assess each candidate’s skills, and determine whether he or she would be a good fit for his client company.
A chance to stand out
The jobs offered may be contract, temp-to-hire or full-time placement, but each one represents an opportunity for a jobseeker to demonstrate his education, skills and business acumen to one or more local companies.
It’s a win-win: The employer saves the time and resources associated with advertising, screening and interviewing prospects, while job seekers can bypass an often frustrating job hunt and transition more easily to employment.
If you’re interested in landing your next job through Phoenix job recruiters, you can increase your chances for success by following a few basic steps.
- Polish your resume. Be sure your credentials up-to-date in a carefully crafted and well formatted resume to make the best impression on both the recruiter and the client. This means using active verbs, including key terms and phrases a search engine will recognize, and formatting the resume according to the online or print specifications.
- Create a LinkedIn profile. Phoenix job recruiters work extensively online. Your online profile serves as a mini-resume. Typical profiles include lists of technical skills, degrees earned, and work samples as appropriate. Your profile is a snapshot of you that the recruiter and hiring company can follow up on.
And speaking of following up …
- Stay in touch. Stay in communication with the recruitment firms you’ve heard from and let them know if you are available for work assignments., You may be fortunate enough to land a contract or full-time position. When on assignment at the client’s location, remember that until you’re hired full-time, you’re still employed by the recruiting firm. You can expect some follow-up to ensure that the client is satisfied with your performance; at the same time, don’t hesitate to contact your liaison if you have any concerns about the assignment or the company.
By working together, you and your Phoenix job recruiter can enjoy mutual success.