Apr 19, 2012
We all have our jobs to do and we all have varying definitions of success. Recruiters’ jobs are entirely contingent on finding the perfect candidate to suit our clients’ needs. So you can bet that if we’re reaching out to speak with you, you have what it takes and probably more to please our client.
That being said, it requires some honesty on your part, too. We’ve worked really hard to build a relationship with our client and we’re presenting you as a candidate because you represent us well.
So be up front. Your recruiter needs to know why you’re looking for a new job. Are you seriously speaking with any other companies? This helps your recruiter not only know what else you’re interested, but it gives him bullets in the arsenal as well to put a time crunch on our clients, which may speed up with hiring process.
Disclose your actual interest level in the position being offered. Don’t take the interview and go through the whole hiring process if you’re not really interested in the position. Your recruiter doesn’t want you to take a job simply as a stepping-stone to something else. He wants you to be completely jazzed about the opportunity!
If you’re worried about the paperwork involved – especially in the contract staffing world, remember, just like you would sign an employment agreement with your new employer, you have to sign an employment agreement with your recruiter.
First comes the “Right to Represent”, which gives your recruiter the opportunity to present you as a candidate and then you sign the employment agreement, which means that as a contract professional, you agree to TxMQ’s terms and conditions.
And trust me, our terms and conditions are not out to “get you.” It’s simply an agreement that you have chosen to work with TxMQ and it’s standard in the contracting world. We have seen deals lost due to contractors stressing over minor verbiage in the contracts. It’s really simple….complete the terms of the contract as a TxMQ employee and then you can go your own way. That’s the way contracts work.
In permanent hire, instances the only thing I can stress is patience. Negotiations take a while and there is a lot of red tape. If you don’t hear something immediately, it doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t want you, it just means that things are taking a bit longer than you expect. Don’t lose faith. Remember, our client is working with budgetary restrictions as well as several departments including legal, accounting, HR, benefits and more. Patience is your virtue.
And remember this fact. Working with an agency can open doors that would remain closed to you should you be on the job hunt alone. Our recruiters have open positions that were handed to them by their clients that aren’t publicly posted.
So get in touch with a TxMQ recruiter today. Call 716-636-0070 or email email@example.com if you’re on the job hunt.