In an unhealthy economy with Americans struggling to find jobs, fortunately, many have found luck in obtaining stable employment with the help of a recruiter. But, it’s not just about finding a recruiter to help you in your job search, but knowing how to work with a recruiter.
Recruiters serve to find potential employees who can benefit the company and look for candidates with experience and knowledge in the industry as well as the particular job position(s) they are looking to fill. Recruiters also promote the various benefits and advantages individuals can obtain by working for a specific company.
Role of an executive recruiter
Executive recruiters are individuals who work at executive search firm and are responsible for hiring at the senior level. Senior level positions pertain to executive level positions such as the C-suite. Recruiters may work for the company looking to hire or work for an executive search firm. Executive recruiters are responsible for finding the right person for the open position(s). With deep understanding and knowledge of the company’s history, business needs, obstacles and strategy, recruiters seek individuals who can skillfully complete these duties.
How executive recruiters find candidates
While common job recruiters turn to various resources and tools to find candidates such as social media sites including the professional network LinkedIn as well as Monster.com, Indeed.com and CareerBuilder.com, executive recruiters take a different approach. Candidates must apply within the search firm. The search firm assists in vetting candidates, salary negotiation, market research, interview arrangement, and outlines the job position and the responsibilities entailed for the candidate.
What executive recruiters look for in candidates
After thoroughly examining a candidate’s resume and employment background, executive recruiters take many factors into consideration when examining individuals for a job position. Such factors include determining if the candidate holds the necessary skills and knowledge for the job position, if the candidate is capable of completing the job and responsibilities, and if the candidate fits the job position and will serve as an important part of the company’s mission.
Recruiters look for individuals who are self-motivated with a desire to achieve. Candidates must also demonstrate a passion for the position as well as confidence in their ability to carry out the job responsibilities. In addition, the potential employee should demonstrate a willingness to work independently as well as in a team, and have an interest in expanding their knowledge.
If you are seeking employment or work with an executive recruiter, keep this information in mind.
Jillian Johnson is a content writer who writes blogs concentrating on various topics, particulalry those relating to business. Follow her @JillianLJ87.