Business Networking: Using a Recruiter

Using Recruiters for Business Networking
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Executive recruiters have become an important resource for job seekers interested in gaining a competitive advantage over their peers. Today, nearly half of all job seekers get hired because of who they know. Recruiters are professional networkers; they spend all day talking on the phone to people in your chosen industry. The savvy job seeker uses a recruiter as the hub of a multi-tiered networking wheel, because they know that building these relationships can make a real difference in today’s intense job market. Recruiters are a great repository of career advice: If you’ve been in the same role for a long time or are just beginning a new job search, a talent scout can help you road map an effective process that will make you stand out in today’s fast-paced market.

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For HR managers, building a networking relationship with a talent agency is key to keeping pace with what’s happening in your industry. Top notch agency recruiters actually have a better understanding of the dynamic shifts affecting your business before anyone else. In fact, success in their job requires a nimble aptitude for staying ahead of employment trends in order to better serve their clients. Talent scouts are industry-specific, which means they also intuitively understand your business. Recruiters are also well-connected via social media groups. When you find a recruiter in your industry, look for them on LinkedIn and see which groups they belong to.

Professional recruiters know industry insider information such as:

  •  The latest industry news
  •  Where the jobs are and what they pay
  •  What your competitors are doing to attract top tier candidates
  •  Who is currently in the marketplace, or who is considering it down the road
  •  The strengths and weaknesses of specific candidates
  •  Company-specific information like strategic goals and financial growth

No one is more connected to your industry and the work world in general than a recruiter, which makes them a unique and vital resource for both HR Managers and job seeking career professionals.

The talented team of of executive recruiters at Artisan would like to get to know you. We’re seeking the best client relationships and the most qualified candidates from the creative world. If you have a business looking to find project-specific freelancers or full time creative talent, our Account Managers can work with you to define your goals and fill the roles. If you are a job candidate, you will not find a better search agency focused on finding you the right fit for your future. Contact us today.

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