What Does a Recruiter Do for Job Seekers?

If you are a candidate looking for employment, a recruiter can be another resource in your job search that will help expand the job market for you, offering opportunities you might not find on your own. Looking for a job can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially when you may not have all the pieces to the puzzle searching on your own – that’s where a recruiter can come in and be of assistance!

Who do they work for?

It should be no mystery that a recruiter, like any other employee, works for the person that pays them – the client. The client is always the company that reaches out to a recruiter with a job that they wish to fill. However, this does not mean that as a candidate seeking a job you are unimportant. It is actually quite the opposite. While a company is reaching out to fill a job, you are the candidate that could potentially fill that job. The relationship between a company and the recruiter is one of employee and employer, while the relationship between a candidate and the recruiter is more mutual success. When a recruiter places a candidate in a job, both parties win. The recruiter fills the job for their client, and the candidate gets the job!

What can they do for you?

As a candidate, a recruiter is another resource that can open up a world of possibilities. While the recruiter does not search for jobs for each candidate, they do have jobs for candidates to be placed in.

Most of the time when a company reaches out to a recruiter, it is because they do not want to go through the stress of recruiting on their own. This means that by going through a recruiter, a candidate may have opportunities they could not have found by searching job boards on their own.

Also, as a candidate you have your resume to speak for you initially when you apply through job boards and directly to companies. However, when you search with a recruiter in your corner, you have an advocate that can help sell you to a hiring manager.

This does not mean that you should rely solely on a recruiter in your job search, however. Rather, you should look at a recruiter as another road in your job search that could lead to an opportunity.

If you are looking for a position, give a Frazee recruiter a try to see what opportunities we might have for you!