Just because you start working with a recruiter doesn’t mean you’re exempt from your regular job searching responsibilities.
That dogged and persistent approach needs to be maintained once you partner with someone connected to a company. Often, that effort needs to be increased with the recruiter in order to get that next great job.
Chad Oakley is president and chief operating officer of Charles Aris, Inc., one of the largest recruiting firms in the nation, and he says that when searching for a job, timing is everything.
“The biggest reason why job seekers get the cold shoulder from a recruiter is timing,” he said.
Even if you do everything right as a candidate and you’re working with an excellent recruiter, the company will still have a preconceived idea of the right person for the job – and it might be somebody with a slightly different background.