Reaching out or responding to a recruiter can be intimidating. You may be used to the good old-fashioned
route of getting a new job, which involves applying for jobs on a career website or a company page. If you’ve received a message from a recruiter or you’re thinking of reaching out to one in your job hunt, here’s what that will look like along with some tips on working with them.
1. Get in touch.
Recruiters are always looking for new hires, so it won’t be difficult to get in touch with one! Search for recruitment companies on Google or reach out on networking sites like Instagram or LinkedIn. If you’re in the healthcare industry, you can get in touch with us here.
2. Set up a phone call.
The first thing a recruiter will suggest is setting up a phone call with them in order to ask some preliminary quest
ions. They do this to figure out what your qualifications are, and get a feel on whether you would be a good fit for the position they’re hiring for. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask for some information on compensation, benefits, and company culture so you can figure out if the position is something you’d like to pursue. If not, no worries! Ask the recruiter if they’re hiring for any other positions or try to get in touch with a new recruiter. By the way, have you met our recruiters? Learn more about them here.
3. Submit your resume & cover letter.
After deciding if the position is a good match, you’ll send over your resume and cover letter to the recruiter. They may offer up some advice on adjusting wording or descriptions to ensure you get the job. If you want to get these in tip-top shape before your job hunt, check out our resume tips here and our cover letter tips here.
4. Make sure you respond quickly!
When working with a recruiter, it’s su
per important that you respond quickly to any correspondence with them. Jobs typically go fast, and if they aren’t hearing back from you, they’re going to move on to other candidates.
5. Interview with the company
Once the recruiter has you all set up and ready to go, they’ll schedule your interview with the company. (Make sure you follow our job interview tips!)
6. Get the job!
After your interview, you’ll find out if you got the job! Make sure to thank your recruiter and get ready for the next step in your career!