Hear Them Out: A Recruiter Can Enhance Your Career
By Jeff Gipson | November 25, 2019
Recruiters look for passive, but highly qualified candidates to fill a variety of positions with their clients. Passive means the candidate is already employed in a similar industry and probably isn’t looking to change positions.
The real question is why would recruiters look for passive candidates? Recruiters are always looking for the best talent and usually, that talent is already employed by another company. How should a potential candidate feel about being contacted by a recruiter? How about flattered.
Recruiters are not telemarketers or solicitors who call on you at dinner to discuss some inconsequential offering. They are highly trained and experienced professionals looking to enhance the careers and lives of the many individuals that they work with. Recruiters are the liaison between their client companies and the talented candidates they seek to help.
Professional recruiters are respectful, caring and honest and seek the well-being of all parties involved. Working with a recruiter requires honesty and trust on both sides to build a beneficial relationship.
Remember, professional recruiters will evaluate your skill set, coach, mentor and make the necessary connections for you to confidentially explore potential opportunities. Take the time to hear them out, it might just be the steppingstone that elevates and enhances your career, your life and the life of your family. If you have experience and skills, don’t be surprised if a recruiter contacts you about a potential career change. Feel flattered and give them the opportunity to show you how to move your career to greater heights.