Hear Them Out: A Recruiter Can Enhance Your Career

Hear Them Out: A Recruiter Can Enhance Your Career

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.

At The James Allen Companies, we are ready to help you—contact us today to get a conversation started.

About the Author

Jeff Gipson
Jeff Gipson Sr. is a veteran of the staffing industry, with more than 30 years of experience. He got his start working for an international staffing organization where he focused on information technology placements across the country. In July 1992, Jeff continued his staffing career with a St. Louis based information technology staffing company. There, he was strategically involved in launching the organization’s first branch office — and subsequently three additional branch offices over the next several years. In July 2000 Jeff made another move — this time to launch his own staffing company, continuing his IT focus. In 2003 the organization was reinvented. Relying on his earlier sales career in the insurance industry, the company changed course and began building the firm around the insurance industry. The company continues to put all their energy in the insurance sector filling positions of all titles across the country. Jeff and his wife Carolyn have been married since 1980. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
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