Accounting and Finance

Tips for building a successful relationship with your recruiter

- February 14, 2020

Recruiters not only give you information on job briefs but also provide you with tips on how to improve your chances of landing yourself in your next job. Here are some tips that will help you build a great relationship with your recruiter.

Video meetings vs face-to-face meetings

If you are really keen to build a relationship with a recruitment consultant but find it challenging to take time out during working hours, ask for a video meeting. In this time poor society, many recruitment consultants utilise modern technology to provide candidates with the option and ease of video meetings. It is a great option to get conversations going which can then be followed up with a face-to-face meeting.

First impressions are the best impressions

Whilst candidates take all the effort to present professionally in a face-to-face meetings, they often take a lighter attitude when it comes to video interviews. Remember, your consultant is your pathway to some excellent job prospects, this is your opportunity to bring your true personality and skills to the table so your consultant can rightly promote your candidature. Take video interviews seriously, be as well presented and professional in your dealings as you would in an employer interview.

Ask questions

Chances are that your consultant is a specialist in your industry; which means they will have a wealth of knowledge around the current industry trends, how jobs are shaping up with changing economies, which skill sets are higher in demand, salary trends, etc. Ask as many questions as you would like as it will not only help with your current job search but also provide you with an insight into future career planning.

Be honest and transparent

Honesty has to be a two way street for any relationship to be successful. Be honest and realistic about your expectations regarding the role, location and the salary you are seeking and what you definitely will not settle for. Often companies directly advertise vacancies and / or multiple agencies work on the same role, be honest if you have already applied for the role. Your application being presented via multiple avenues could make the potential employer question your principals.

Stay in touch

Be in regular touch with your consultant either via a phone call, email or through Linkedin. We often hear candidates complaining that they don’t hear from Consultants after their first meeting with them. Building a relationship and keeping in touch is equally important from candidates’ end as well. Consultants share strong relationships with many of their clients and often work on roles on an exclusive basis. Not all roles get advertised so it is important to stay in touch and keep consultants updated on your job search, changes in expectations if any, etc.

Job search can sometimes be a tedious exercise; by making the right conversations with the right people it does get easier.

If you are actively looking for your next opportunity or would like to have a chat about the current market trends within Accounting and Finance feel free to contact me.

If you are actively looking for your next opportunity or would like to have a chat about the current market trends within Accounting and Finance feel free to contact me.

Monal Kapadia
02 8825 6604




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