Working with an accounting and finance recruiter can help you find jobs that are an excellent fit and provide you with insightful advice. But to make the most of this relationship, you need to do your part too.
Here’s how you can best work with a recruiter to get a job:
Ask good questions.
To start a good relationship, you need to ask the right questions. This helps you find out if the recruiter can really help with your job search. Here are some questions you could ask:
- “Do you help find jobs in the area I work in?”
- “How often do you find jobs that need my skills?”
- “Do you help sell me to employers? How does that work?”
- “How can I look better to employers?”Check out this blog post to learn more about what recruiters like to see.
Be clear about what you want.
Tell the recruiter what you’re looking for. Are you looking for short-term work or a full-time job? Do you want to work from home? The more they know, the better they can help.
Also, be honest about how much money you’ve made in the past and what kind of jobs you’ve done. If you have a lead on a job, let them know.
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Don’t expect recruiters to do everything.
Recruiters can give good advice, but you still have to do the work. For example, they can tell you what kind of resume is best, but you have to write it yourself.
Recruiters can also give you a clear idea of your chances to get a job. It’s your job to listen to their advice and act on it.
Be open about money.
It’s okay to tell the recruiter how much money you want to make. It’s their job to find a salary that works for both you and the company.
If you’re not sure how much money you should ask for, check out the JFS Partners Accounting and Finance Compensation Guide. This can help you understand what’s fair for your skills and location.
Remember, your recruiter might suggest some jobs that aren’t exactly what you wanted but could still be a good fit. Keep your mind open and invest in the process.
Keep the lines open
. It’s good to keep talking to your recruiter even after you’ve started a job. They can help you deal with any problems. If you get a full-time job, stay in touch with your recruiter. They can help you or your friends find new jobs in the future.
Being honest and quick to respond are the most important things for a good relationship with any recruiter.