If you are trying to tap into any and all means for finding employment opportunities, then you should look into job recruiters. When you are applying for jobs in Chico, connecting with a recruiter can increase your chances of at least getting an interview. Making that connection isnt always easy, however. Recruiters receive hundreds (and sometimes even thousands) of emails a week. If you seek out a job recruiter, here are some tips on how to find one and stand out from the crowd.
1. Start with recruiter directories: there are many online recruiter directories at your disposal. Some of them are free to use, while others will charge a fee. The Wall Street Journal recommends visiting RileyGuide.com, which lists recruiter directors, among other resources. According to The Journal, fee-based directories tend to be more up-to-date and offer better search options.
2. Visit career fairs: if you want to immediately meet a recruiter face-to-face, then go to a career fair, where you can do so without scheduling an appointment. This makes them more advantageous then sending out mass emails. See our Career Fair Strategies article for tips on how to make the best of these events.
3. Be selective: save your time and energy by not submitting emails to every recruiter you can find. Look for recruiters who work in areas you are interested. Dana Leavy, a small business and career consultant at AspyreSolutions.com, says its best to identify one or two recruiters that specialize in your field and start to build relationships with them.
4. Cultivate loyalty: after youve build up a relationship with a recruiter, dont discard or forget about them as soon as youve gotten an interview. Going back to them and building up loyalty will get you farther. Rebecca Meissner, a recruitment specialist at BranchOut.com, says The more you go back to them, the faster they'll want to help you find a job.
By Kyle Wise
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