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As a resource to all current and prospective students, Allied Schools, Inc. has developed this blog to provide relevant information to students, job-seekers and professionals alike. Use this blog as your "career guide," turning to Allied Schools for industry updates, career trends, and job search advice. We thank you for visiting!

Career Guidance: Recruiters Get the Job Done

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. We’ve spent countless hours pouring over newspapers or searching Internet job boards in an attempt to find the perfect job. With hundreds of other candidates doing the same thing, it’s hard to make yourself stand out.

Recruiters can help by doing the legwork for you. Basically, they market your skills on your behalf. Their job is to get your résumé and qualifications in front of the right people. Think of recruiters as matchmakers. Their goal is to successfully match your needs with the needs of a company. They do this with no out-of-pocket costs (although some recruiters do charge for their services).

    The Benefits of Using a Recruiter
  • They know the current marketplace and industry trends.
  • They have a large database of contacts.
  • They have access to unadvertised positions.
  • They provide tips on how to strengthen resumes and improve interviewing skills.
    The Process
  • Doing your own job search takes a lot of time. Recruiters can make the process easier by:
  • Evaluating your experience, qualifications and interests.
  • Matching your qualifications with a suitable company.
  • Scheduling interviews on your behalf.
  • Helping you negotiate a salary and benefits package.

Remember to be up front with recruiters about your expectations for a job. By being honest, they will know your likes and dislikes. They will use your job histories, interview answers and references to make a good match for you. They will be informed to make better choices for your future.

How do you find a recruiter? There are recruiter firms and online networks available to everyone. Simply pick up a phone book or source the Internet to locate the one nearest you.

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