We’ve all faced a time when a recruiter has called us and not wanting to get involved, we either ignore their calls or we simply don’t take the time to talk with them for a few minutes. This could be the biggest mistake you’ll ever make in your career.
It doesn’t matter if you’re currently looking for a job or not, there are plenty of reasons why answering that recruiter’s call is a good idea.
The Opportunity for Advancement
Depending on the company you’re with, advancement may be based on time spent with the company, performance or other duty based experience, or it may be an arbitrary process that leaves you frustrated and passed over. Working with a recruiter gives you the opportunity for advancement in your career, even if you’re just fine for right now. Simply building up that relationship and discussing your goals can have a life-changing impact on your career. Even if you never end up needing a recruiter’s help, that simple action of sitting down and discussing your current goals and future plans will have a big impact on how you view your job and your life in general.
Developing Stronger Connections in Your Field
No matter what position you hold, chances are you’re looking for ways to meet people who can help you further your career. Building up your networking connections is a great way to make that happen, but networking doesn’t come easily to you. By working with a recruiter, you’ll be building up a database of their connections and these could benefit you in the future. It’s a short-cut to having the connections you need to succeed in today’s business world.
Even if You’re Not Actively Looking
You may be happy with your job right now and if you are – great! However, it never hurts to have an ace in the hole. We never know where the future is going to take us. What seems like a great job today could turn into a job you have to drag yourself into every day. You may decide that you want to relocate or even lateral into a different field. And when you do, having a relationship with a recruiter already set up will save you more than just time. You’ll also get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have plenty of alternatives at hand.
Remember, a recruiter has a stake in your success – it’s not a bad thing to work with one. In fact, having a recruiter is a lot like having a talent agent. Not only can they match you with a firm where you will love your job, but they can also help negotiate your salary and benefits package.
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