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Six Tips on Working With Recruiters

It is important to remember that search firms are paid by their clients to source, recruit, and place candidates who fit their needs. Executive search professionals can, and will, assist in recruiting candidates.

When working with recruiters, ask for their advice! They can help you better understand how the recruiting process works as well as advise you on how to create a positive impact throughout the interview.

Here are six tips to keep in mind during your job search:

Listen.

Search professionals will generally provide you with very effective advice and suggestions during the recruiting process. Listen carefully and consider all tips and techniques shared with you by the recruiter.

Respond.

A good recruiter should make himself/herself available to you when requested. In return, when the recruiter has presented you to a client, it’s important that he/she can reach you in a timely manner, and that you return calls promptly.

Be honest.

Always be open when dealing with job search professionals. Advise the recruiter immediately of any change in your employment status, i.e., other job offers and opportunities being considered. When asked by the recruiter, you should provide complete and accurate information regarding your compensation, including details of all components of your compensation.

Full disclosure.

If you decide to work with more than one recruiter, it is important that both recruiters be aware of any presentations being made on your behalf. You must avoid being presented to the same company by more than one recruiter.

Follow up.

A recruiter does not always acknowledge receipt of an unsolicited resume and corresponding information unless the recruiter, or their firm, is involved in an assignment where your skill set and experience are appropriate for the assignment. Follow up with the recruiter immediately after all interviews, discussing your interest level and opportunities. Delays in the response time back to the client can convey the wrong message.

Stay in touch.

Developing and maintaining relationships with recruiting professionals at reputable management consulting firms is an effective component of managing your long-term career development.

Accounting Principals recruiters specialize in employment matches for accounting and finance professionals. Visit accountingprincipals.com to work with us.

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We're Accounting Principals--a leader in finance and accounting staffing. In fact, since 2010, we've been part of Adecco Group, a Global 500 company and leader in staffing services around the world. But this isn't staffing as usual. We take quite a different approach than most staffing agencies. A people-focused approach. We believe in forming real relationships with both our clients and our candidates. We want to understand the needs on both sides.

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