How to find a recruiter that’s right for you

Wednesday 29. 2018

It’s not uncommon to come in to contact with a recruiter or recruitment agency in your lifetime. In fact, 2017 saw a whopping 9,000 more recruitment agencies set up in the UK. With so much choice you may find yourself in a ‘kid in a sweetshop’ situation; questioning – “which recruiter is right for me?”

Luckily, TMI Resourcing are on hand to clear your head and settle your concerns. It can be hard to find a recruiter that’s suited to you and your needs, so we’ve put together our top recruiter-finding tips to make the job all the more easier. But first, what is a recruiter?

What is a recruiter?

A recruiter is someone who does exactly that – helps employers to recruit you. They’ll initially gather your details and sum up what kind of position you’re looking for. Then, they’ll match you to a relevant employer.

Not only this, but recruiters will also ensure that you’re prepared for the job search and the final stages of recruitment including selection processes and interviews. It’s this kind of support and assurance that’s second to none. You won’t get that through executing your job search alone.

Recruiters are renowned for taking the strain off the infamous and greatly dreaded job hunt, as they effectively do the work for you. They may even set you up in a job you never knew was available! Basically (and to cut a long story short), recruiters are always good to have on hand because they…

  • Do the searching and matching-up for you, eliminating any stresses or worries you may have.
  • Can match you up with jobs you may not have known were even on the market.
  • Are able to find jobs tailored and suited to you meaning you’re the best possible candidate for a client (which greatly improves your chances of securing an interview and then the job.)

However, herein lies the problem: with so many recruiters all promising different things, how do you find one that’s perfect for you? It’s time for some role reversal because before you let a recruiter find you a job, you’re going to need to recruit the right recruiter first.

Our top tips for recruiting a recruiter

So, with plenty of choice how do you find a recruiter that’s exactly what you’re looking for? Here’s how.

Make sure they are specialised in your field of expertise

You’re likely to find a job much more suited to you if you opt for a recruiter that specialises in the area that you’re hoping to become employed in. So, if you’re seeking a job in PR for example, it’s best to hunt down a PR recruiter. Or if you’re seeking a job in digital or marketing – come to us! We have over 16 years worth of experience in the digital, marketing and creative industry so rest assured if you’re seeking a job in this area, we’ve got you covered.

Make sure you can converse with them

It goes without saying, but you’re going to want to find a recruiter that you can talk freely to. Partnering up with someone who takes days and days to reply to an e-mail, or who you aren’t conversational with can seriously damage your job search. What you want is someone who you can talk to about your prospective employment, who will update you on the regular and most importantly – who will respond to any queries you may have in a reasonable amount of time. If you’re seeking a friendly team who always put you first, chat to TMI Resourcing today.  

Make sure they’re transparent

Before taking on the assistance of a recruiter, you want to ensure that you know everything there is to know about them. No, we’re not talking star signs, pets names or where they grew up – we’re talking about reputation. If a recruiter isn’t open and honest about their history and background within the profession, then you may want to ask yourself why. Luckily, here at TMI Resourcing we’re open about our 16 years of A-class experience and are on hand to answer any questions you may have, just get in touch with us to find out more.

Make sure they have what you’re looking for

And finally, you’re going to want to take on a recruiter that can give you what you need. A few recruiters will have a database of positions that aren’t on show. This tactic may work for some, but not for us. We prefer to showcase our clients and the vacancies that may be available to our candidates. It’s this kind of translucency that puts us at one with the people who enlist our help; whilst demonstrating what we can offer at the same time.

For more on the world of recruitment, head over to our blog. Or, to start your recruitment journey with TMI Resourcing; contact us today.