A developing a relationship with an experienced consultant enables you to keep abreast of the market and knowing activity levels within your sector and future trends means you will be better placed to plan your next career move.
Your consultant can also offer advice on your alternatives by reviewing your career, understanding your goals and advising on strategies to achieve them.
They will review your resume and provide useful tips to make it a better selling document. They should give guidance around your presentation and interview style. They will also advise on salary levels and opportunities you may not have even considered.
Managing the recruitment process is important. This includes arranging meetings that suit, getting key feedback and insights into your progress. It provides you with the opportunity to have honest conversations, pose queries and voice concerns throughout the process.
Often we are too worried about impressions to negotiate our salary. A recruiter will help you close the deal as well as negotiate and co-ordinate the offer process. Essentially, your recruiter can ask the "hard questions".
A recruiter will help you reap the benefits of a career move.
- Belinda Marinucci, consultant in corporate (Vic) at Mahlab Recruitment