Typically, developers looking for direct-hire or long-term gigs work with a recruiting agency. However, a freelancer can benefit from working with a recruiter as well. Recruiters are often aware of positions and jobs before they are posted for the general public. They place both contract and permanent employees and can help connect freelancers with a project manager looking to hire.
Recruiters can provide access to contract work
When a company has an open position, they usually post an application to a job board. However, sometimes a company doesn’t need to hire for a permanent position, they only need to fill one immediate need or complete a specific project within the company. When this happens, the business will often turn to a recruiting agency. Rather than post an application and weed through thousands of applicants, they work with recruiters to find qualified candidates. Freelancers can take advantage of this by developing a relationship with a recruiter that specializes in their field.
Recruiters know what both freelancers and companies are looking for
It’s all about relationships. A recruiter builds a working relationship with both parties and can find the best match for each. Recruiting agencies will often work with the same freelancers on more than one occasion, and in some cases will hire them directly, providing a more stable income source.
Recruiting companies can provide more opportunities than job boards
It can be difficult for freelancers to find contract work with companies. There are 12 million registered freelancers on Upwork, so many businesses don’t post applications for contract work on job boards, and those that do are quickly flooded with applicants. With all that competition, it can be difficult for a freelancer to secure an in-person interview. However, freelancers and recruiters make an excellent team. The recruiter has access to qualified contract workers and freelancers have an advocate, actively seeking contracts on their behalf.
Working with a recruiting company saves time and money
73% of job seekers state that job hunting is one of life’s most stressful activities. This is understandable as it is not only difficult to look through so many job postings, but it takes up a lot of time. It’s no different for freelancers. As they move from one job to another, there is often a sense of urgency to find work. Working with a recruiter can help save time by shortening the process.
How Can TechBridge Help?
Our goal at TechBridge 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 ready to start the recruiting process, contact us today