Embarking on the quest for your next contract? Wondering if teaming up with a recruiter is the way to go? Well, buckle up as we unravel five reasons that might just change your perspective.
Reason 1 – Greater Exposure to Different Roles
If you think you can find all job openings on job boards or company websites, think again - not all vacancies are advertised. Sometimes, companies work exclusively with Recruiters to find their ideal candidates. You may find roles you never imagined were available by working with a Recruiter. Who wouldn’t want to be the first to know about a great role?!
Reason 2 – More Visibility of Market Changes
While you may think that you know all there is to know about the SAP market, there are still things that you won't know. But.... Recruiters get knowledge first hand from the different clients they work with, thus meaning they have a fairly good idea of what is happening in the ecosystem from different perspectives. When you're looking for your next contract, having a recruiter's knowledge of the market can be very beneficial to you.
Reason 3 – Access to Recruiters Network of Contacts
Not only do Recruiters work with many clients, but they also have a vast network of candidates that they have worked with before you. Sometimes, these candidates have been placed in positions where they are the now the hirer. Due to the great service, they received, they know and trust the Recruiter. If your skills match what the hirer wants, chances are you will be a shoe in for an interview because you were recommended by someone they trust.
Reason 4 – Positive Representation and Coaching – CV/Networking/Social/Personal Branding
A great Recruiter helps you more than just finding a new role – they are there to guide you through the process. Remember, Recruiters know exactly what their clients are looking for, they can help you become the perfect candidate for the job.
Reason 5 – A Recruiter Will Always Be Looking on Your Behalf – Actively or Passively
Yes, Recruiters reach out to candidates for specific roles, but they could also be reaching out to you because they believe that they one day will have something that would be perfect for you. So please, if a Recruiter calls, don’t automatically assume they have an opportunity there and then.
They might not, but they have reached out to you because they think you are a great candidate. They want to get to know you, learn about your skills and what you are looking for in your next contract. Take the time to explain what the most important things to you in your perfect role are, be honest. Become part of their network, and when that perfect role appears – you will be the first to know!
So, there we go, 5 reasons as to why you as a contractor can benefit from working with a Recruiter.
Still not convinced? Not a problem. Give the guys at Focus on SAP a call today and see how they can assist you. You never know, you might be pleasantly surprised and up for your next perfect contract before you know it!