As of February 2021, job openings rose to a two-year high. As we proceed to recover from the toll of the pandemic, job creation will continue to boom through 2023, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon. With the U.S. economy adding 916,000 jobs in March, the market is quickly becoming competitive. To beat out your competition and secure a job that satisfies your career goals, it may be wise to partner with a recruiting firm. If you are looking to make a move over the next couple of months, here is how to find a recruiter that can make it happen.
Ask for recommendations
If you are wondering where you should look to find a recruiter, ask for recommendations. Do you know anyone that recently worked with a recruiting firm? Ask them about their experience! If nobody comes to mind, ask your professional network on LinkedIn or even your more personal connections on your other social media profiles. Asking for recommendations is a simple way to get some advice from those that you know and trust. Hopefully, this will lead to some solid suggestions and help you avoid some of the not-so-great recruiters.
Search online and check online reviews
After you requested some recommendations, it’s time to do your own due diligence. Head to Google and do a few searches of recruiting firms that specialize in your industry or area of expertise. Once you have found a few that look like a good fit, check out some of their reviews. There are a handful of reliable sites to read reviews on potential recruiting firms. Glassdoor, Indeed, testimonials on the company website, and even Google are all easy places to research different recruiters. Checking online reviews is a surefire way to get some input from others’ experiences and make an educated decision yourself. Just remember, like any other product or service, to take some reviews with a grain of salt.
Let the recruiters come to you
If you want to work smarter and not harder, let the recruiters come to you! Head over to your LinkedIn profile and ensure you are letting recruiters know you are open to new opportunities. There is a setting you can activate on your profile that signifies that you are open to hearing about new jobs. If you have this setting turned on, recruiters can easily find your profile to share new opportunities with you! Plus, you can add a nice profile picture banner that visually shows you are “#OpentoWork” and actually lets you pick your ideal positions. It’s that easy! If you want to find a recruiter, turn on this fantastic setting and let them come to you.
If you want to show recruiters that you are open to work on LinkedIn, here’s how to turn this on.
Ready to get started?
These are the three easiest ways to find a great recruiter that can help you make a career transition happen. If you are ready to get started, we are here to help. JSG has over 35 years of industry expertise with thousands of happy candidates across North America. If you are looking for a solid recruiter that cares about your career success, reach out to us today or take a quick look at our job board.