Whether you are a job seeker or hiring manager, there are a number of misconceptions that exist about working with finance recruiters.
These myths can lead to misunderstandings and lost opportunities.
To ensure you get the most out of your relationship with a finance recruiter DON’T believe the following.
Myth 1: You will get a job right away
It’s possible that you might get placed right away, but chances are it will be a lengthy process. The recruiter may not have an opportunity that is suitable for your skill set and ambitions right away. This preconceived idea that things will move quickly to resolution, is the most common cause of candidate frustration. Touch base with your recruiter periodically. Keep him/her abreast of any changes in your situation and be patient.
Myth 2: Recruiters are only in it for the money
Good recruiters understand that to be successful at their job they need to pursue win/win placements and invest in the relationships they build. This means the candidate’s skill set must be a fit for the role and the company must be a fit for the candidate’s career aspirations. But more importantly it’s about understanding what makes a candidate a cultural fit for the job. Candidates who feel that there is a core value fit between the way they work and the way a company does business stay, and this benefits everyone. At the end of the day, the best recruiters want to help others succeed and will put in the time and effort to make sure they do.
Myth 3: Recruiters can find the perfect candidate
There is no such thing as the perfect candidate. A long, laundry list of job requirements paves the way for disappointment. Good recruiters will sit down with you and identify the must haves on your list. Success lies in compromise so determine what skills or qualities you can live without. Be open to looking at candidates with solid transferrable skills. Doing so will increase your chances of success.
While there are other myths about working with recruiters it is these three that are most responsible for some of the misunderstandings and frustration that candidates and clients experience.