In today's blog, we will discuss the importance and impact of a recruitment consultant during a job search process for both the candidate and the client.
Recruiters are experts in their areas of expertise and advice, they are a great help to candidates when looking for a job. To begin with, when looking for a job, we can often feel lost and not know exactly where to go in order to make the most of our potential. A recruiter, thanks to their extensive experience and knowledge of the market, can guide candidates and advise them on where to go, as well as suggest new paths and aspects that may not have been considered. In addition, he or she can advise you throughout the process, help you adapt your CV and advise you on how to prepare for an interview.
On the client side, the consultant is a partner of the company as they work together towards a common goal. The recruitment consultant is not only in charge of the search process, but is also able to give insight into the positioning of the company in the market, taking into account similar positions and competitors.
Often, the consultant is seen as an intermediary between the parties, who is only interested in his commissions and numbers and that the selection process takes longer due to the fact that more parties are involved. These myths are actually false because as you will see in the following lines, the recruitment consultant is able to give added value to both parties (clients and candidates) during the whole recruitment process:
The consultant can be a point of reference during a candidate's job search so it is important to share with him/her your expectations (salary, role, type of company) so that he/she can orientate and propose offers according to your needs.
All the tips that the Consultant will give you, to improve your CV, or about the company for which you are applying, are tips based on his/her knowledge of the market, the position and the client himself/herself.
The consultant is a trusted person for the company and they work hand in hand to find the best candidate for the job so it is important to create a bond with the consultant for the relationship between the parties to be successful.
The consultant has an impact when discussing the profiles with the company and the consultant's opinion about the various profiles carries a lot of weight when making decisions.
Consultants help to ensure that the process does not stagnate and that communication flows more quickly between the parties as it is in their interest not to lose a potentially suitable candidate for the position and that the company can meet its needs as quickly as possible.
For these reasons, among others, from Talent our intention and daily goal is to work with professionalism, quality and proximity as we are interested in making you feel comfortable, confident and supported throughout the job search process, whether you are a candidate or a company!