6 Guidelines to Working With Job Recruiters

Breaking into the world of creative digital, marketing and design can be daunting, whether you’re a freelancer or are looking for a permanent position. If you’re stuck in a rut or just don’t know where to get started, here are six reasons you should contact a specialized recruiter today to jump-start your career:

1. They build careers.

Ideally you want to work with a recruiter who is not just about filling positions. You want to ensure your talent is perfectly matched with the right partner. Great opportunities are available with Fortune 500 companies, digital or public relations organizations, as well as government and multinational advertising agencies. A specialized recruiter who facilitates matches that last is who you need to deal with to make this happen.

2. What can they offer?

In addition to the standard compensation offer, do they have perks such as BikeShare or memberships to fitness centres? What about referral bonuses if you bring a successful candidate to them. Check to see what level of industry experience the recruiting firm has to make sure each opportunity presented to you is the best possible fit.

3. Look for a company with diverse opportunities.

Does the recruiting firm have positions available in Marketing & Communications, Content Development, Social Media, Account Services, Creative & Production and more? If they have a diverse assortment of positions at the ready, you’re more likely to find your perfect match. Do you want to be a Copywriter or can you offer digital expertise? Maybe you’re an art director looking for a new gig? Highly trained recruiters can provide assistance in moving your career in the direction you want it to go, regardless of whether you’re new or an experienced veteran.

4. How many people have they successfully placed?

The numbers don’t lie. Companies who have placed a large number people in jobs suited to their talents and skills are who you want to be with. An innovative approach to job placement gives you a better chance at success, than with an organization who doesn’t understand your business goals.

5. Do they have positions available for every type of employment?

Do they have freelance opportunities, permanent positions, contract jobs or executive level positions? Make sure you register with a company with the type of employment you want. Don’t sign with an agency who doesn’t offer freelance work, if that’s what you’re really looking for. Make sure they have experienced staff who will work with you to find exactly what suits your needs and career goals.

6. Are they entrepreneurs at heart?

A lot of successful careers and businesses started because of a belief in the entrepreneurial spirit. With your best interests in mind, your recruiter will match you to not just the best position available, but to the company most closely aligned with your personal goals.

Find a recruiting agency that is at the top of its field, with top-notch staff to help you on your way. If you’re looking for an opportunity to move your career forward, now is the time to get started.

Kelly Young is a writer born and raised in Toronto. Proud of her simple and cozy life, a perfect evening for Kelly would be to snuggle up in bed with her cat and a well-written historic memoir.