Absolutely, the process of job search involves a lot of research, planning and preparation. In fact, you should be ready to impress each contact that will lead you to a job of your interest. But who’s the first point of contact? Well, the recruiter that you choose to work will be the very first connection to looking for a job and landing one.
Sadly enough, many jobseekers don’t take recruiters very seriously. If you are not careful and professionally ready, you could easily leave a bad impression on recruiters you connect with.
So, you should act professionally.
Here are a few tips or points that you should pay careful attention to so that you make a good impression on recruiters.
Tell the Truth
In a desperate attempt to attract the recruiter, you may feel tempted to lie about your skills and work experience. How long do you think pretending something will help you? Don’t look for shortcuts. Always showcase yourself as you actually are. If you tell lies you’ll not only ruin your credibility with the recruiter but also with potential employers.
No matter what industry you belong to, finding a job of your interest is not child’s play these days. Apart from having the right skills, you’ll need to beat out the competition on the basis of your intelligence and persona. While working with recruiters, the process of finding a job may be delayed due to genuine reasons. That doesn’t, however, mean you should get irritated and blame it on the recruiter and behave unprofessionally.
Have patience and don’t forget manners.
Due to the fact that you are meeting with a recruiter, you should not dress inappropriately or unprofessionally. How do you dress when you plan to meet recruiters at a job or career fair? Recruiters themselves want to see you in professional clothing. The idea is to help recruiters envision you in the role for which they want you to get hired.
Once you have got in touch with a recruiter and are told to wait, you shouldn’t chase them like a bunny. Even when you follow up, it’s important to correspond with professionalism. Calling your recruiter everyday or every other day sends a wrong signal. Even if you keep on sending too many emails, it reflects badly on your part. Don’t let yourself look desperate.
Get the Basics Right
A well-targeted resume is your most powerful tool. Before you approach a recruiter, you should make sure you don’t use a generic resume. In fact, you should create a resume that’s crafted really well, focuses on your key strengths and skills and is free of any kind of language errors.
It’s extremely important to connect with recruiters on a professional level. Any mistake on your part could easily ruin your reputation. The worst part is that displeased or angry recruiters could also relegate you to the NDC (Non-desirable Candidates) list. So, be careful!
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