Posted on | August 25, 2010 | Comments Off
Your Employment Agent Can Be Your New Best Friend
Have you ever wondered just how much an employment agent contributes to your success in finding the perfect job?
Actually, looking for a job doesn’t seem to be getting easier. Indications left and right point to the fact that the job market might be getting tighter and tighter.
But with employment agencies on the rise, you have an entire organization sharing your anxiety over finding gainful employment. More importantly, you have a partner of sorts who guides you through the maze that is called finding employment – aka the employment agent.
Being the first to interview you, it is to this person that you reveal your career goals, your best moments, worst too, and most anything that may have a bearing on your job search.
Thus, he or she gets to know through your resume or bio data or curriculum vitae, inside out. More importantly, this job recruiter lines you up for face to face interaction with prospective employers offering jobs that are right up your alley.
How do you best maximize your relationship with an employment agent, then? He or she could be your new best friend, you know.
And if you ask why you want to be best friends with one, the answer is simple: because the employment agent is your primary lead in landing the job of your dreams!
For one thing, letting your employment agent get to know you could augur well for your search. If he or she knows the extent of your capabilities, and your limitations, of course, he or she could do a better job of “selling” your resume to prospective employers.
Forging a casual friendship with your employment agent also gives you the flexibility to follow up and follow through on job leads. Not to say of course, that you will abuse your great rapport with him or her. But being on friendly terms will definitely encourage you to ask more meaningful questions about the job possibilities lined up for you.
Being friendly acquaintances with your recruiter also makes the task of following up, week in and week out, less painful. You could go out for coffee and make it a friendly chat of sorts, as you find out the latest developments on the job openings you have applied for.
Suffice it to say that it will never hurt to be on friendly terms with your employment agent. After all, he or she might know best what job is perfect for you.