Working with a recruiter is an excellent way to find your dream job. Staffing agencies connect candidates looking for work with companies looking for top talent. If you’re considering using a recruiter to help find your next job, you may be asking yourself, “what does working with a recruiter look like?”
Each staffing and recruiting agency is unique, and the hiring process may vary. However, there are some common traits that you can expect from almost all recruiting agencies. If you’re considering this option, here’s what you can expect!
Meeting a Recruiter
The first step is to meet your recruiter. Once you reach out to a staffing and recruiting agency, you will be contacted by a representative from the agency. They will likely schedule an interview to get to know you and your work history. Be prepared to provide information like education, past experience, goals for the future, etc. Recruiters use this information to match you with open positions that you would be a good fit for. Once they have spoken with you and feel you are a good fit for placement, they will move on to the hiring process.
The Hiring Process
While the hiring process may vary between recruiters and companies, here are some common steps you can expect from most recruiters during this time.
Submit your resume
The first step is to polish and submit your resume. Most recruiters will offer insight on how you can optimize your resume and help it stand out to the company to which you applied.
Set up an interview
Once your resume is submitted your recruiter will likely coordinate with the company to set up an interview.
Prep for the interview
Some recruiters are very high level. Since you’re likely not using an agency to apply for an entry-level position, they will help prep you for the interview by going over some main talking points related to the business.
Discuss the interview once it’s over
Many recruiting agencies will send you a reminder about your interview, as well as call you afterward to discuss how it went. This will give them a little more insight into exactly what the company is looking for and how you can meet those needs.
Set up additional interviews
Provided you make it through the first round of interviews, the previous steps will repeat as you prepare for additional interviews with various representatives from the company you’ve applied to.
Negotiate salaries and start dates
If the second interview goes well, recruiters will help set up negotiations for salaries and start dates. This is particularly advantageous because staffing and recruiting agencies have a lot of insight into what positions should pay. This will ensure you’re not underpaid for your services.
Sign all pertinent paperwork
They will help sign everything and make sure everything is in order before your start date.
Follow up after your first day
Most recruiters will follow up with you after your first day to verify it’s what you expected and to see how you enjoyed it. They may continue following up through the additional weeks and maintain their relationship with you to ensure you are happy in your new position and that things are going well.
While this list is not exhaustive, and details may vary, it provides a general understanding of what you can expect from working with a recruiter. If you have any questions or would like to know more about working with an IT staffing and recruiting agency, reach out to Techbridge to find out how we can help you today!
How Can Techbridge Help?
At TechBridge, our goal is to bridge the gap between business and employee, matching qualified workers with the companies who need them. If you have any further questions or you’re interested in our staffing and recruiting process, contact us to,