Do you feel frustrated in your job hunt? Are your application materials going unanswered? Are your interviews followed by a “thanks, but no thanks” email? Have you reached a point where you want to climb atop the highest building and scream, "Please, someone just find me a job!"
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you need some expert assistance.
Trying to find work on your own can be time-consuming, draining and (let's face it) a little lonely. But when you turn to a top-ranked recruiting agency like Robert Half, you gain a skilled and experienced representative in the highly competitive job market. A recruiter can act as your liaison to hiring managers, share industry information and career resources that support your job hunt, and even coach you on the finer points of assembling your job-search materials. Working with a recruiter is almost as simple as saying, "Please find me a job."
Here are 10 ways a specialized recruiting agency can help boost your search for the ideal job:
1. Connect you with prospects
Robert Half recruiters are tapped into the job market in your area. They know who's hiring (and who's planning to expand), even if those jobs aren't publicly posted yet. If there are openings for jobs that fit your talents and interests, a recruiter can often help get your foot in the door.
2. Act as your personal guide
Many Robert Half recruiters have professional experience in your field, so they understand your passion for your work. Once you register with Robert Half, you'll be connected with a recruiter who's committed to finding the right job for you.
3. Market your talent
Robert Half recruiters do more than share your resume with the appropriate companies. They're also your greatest advocates when discussing your unique talents with hiring managers.
4. Provide industry insight
Robert Half’s industry research and annual Salary Guides provide a strategic context for your job search. They answer key questions about the job market in your area and what kinds of salaries professionals in your field typically earn.
5. Refine your resume
Recruiters can also offer essential advice on how to write your resume, helping you highlight and position your talents and experience in the best way possible.
6. Polish your application package
Even if your resume and work samples are current, they may still need a bit of polishing to catch a hiring manager's eye. Robert Half offers great resources for adding more power to your application package that take little time to implement.
7. Add to your skill set
Robert Half recruiters can help you identify any crucial gaps in your skills. And they'll share free online training courses designed to add highly marketable capabilities to your resume. Armed with this training, you may be able to increase your salary expectations.
8. Offer valuable resources
The Robert Half blog shares essential job search information. It spotlights the hottest (and highest-paying) jobs in your field, reports on hiring trends and offers tips for every step of your journey to a new position, or even a new career.
9. Provide interview coaching
You'll have access to guidance and tips (both online and in person) to help you nail the job interview. You'll get the coaching you need to feel prepared, confident and capable of speaking with ease about yourself and your work.
10. Help you thrive
Once you've landed a job, Robert Half is still there with further assistance. You can get ongoing professional development advice, along with career tips to help you thrive as a successful professional.