Tips on working with your recruiter in the new era of work

Keeping in contact with your recruiter can help your job search stay on track, even if you are working remotely or can’t meet face-to-face. With companies still hiring remotely, utilising recruiters expertise is vital to stay up to date with market trends and opportunities. Here are some tips to keep in mind when working with your recruiter.


  1. Share with your recruiter important information that will help to narrow down the search. For example, areas you have previously worked in, skills you have, the industries you are interested, the kind of culture and organisational size you are interested. Also, discuss with your recruiter about your salary expectations although be willing to take on board the advice given if what you may be looking for is unrealistic or other factors need to be taken on board when considering what you would consider when determining whether a role is of interest or not based on financials. Some may avoid talking about their expected financial package, however for many is an important factor when searching for the perfect job.


  1. In conjunction with the above, share with your recruiter everything they might need to process your applications. For example, an up-to-date or tailored CV for the role/s you’re applying for, your availability to schedule interviews and meetings. Following an interview, provide your recruiter with feedback about what you thought and whether it’s a good fit with what you are hoping to do.


  1. It isn’t always possible to find a job that suits each and every one of your requirements; however, finding something that fits the majority of your needs is. Make sure your recruiter is aware of the things you can be more lenient with and the requirements that are a must. This will guarantee you don’t miss out on great opportunities just because of one or two criterias.


  1. Searching for a job can be stressful, allow time away from your search and focus on your wellbeing. With the pandemic causing widespread disruption in all industries, finding a job can be more challenging and a need for more patience. However, it is important to remember that your recruiter is always by your side if you need guidance or reassurance.


  1. Once you receive confirmation about upcoming interviews, speak to your recruiter regarding the interview process. For example, if it is going to be face-to-face or virtual. In the case of a virtual interview, discuss the video call programme you may need, what level of preparation is required, and any other suggestions the recruiter may have. In any case, make sure to get your interview preparation right as it can be the difference between getting the job or not. Read more on our suggested 4 tips for interview success, which may prove useful in your preparations.