Common questions

Should I pay a recruiter to find me a job?


Should I pay a recruiter to find me a job?

Recruiters are known as headhunters for a reason. They hunt heads. While there are investments that can be made in your career, paying a recruiter to find you a job should not be one of them. The hiring organization pays the headhunter.

Is it better to apply for a job through a recruiter?

One massive benefit of using a recruiter is that we can negotiate your salary for you. Salary can sometimes feel like a sticky topic as many candidates think that if they ask for more, the client may go with a less expensive applicant. Ultimately, as recruiters it is our job to know the market.

How do I find a headhunter for a job?

How to use recruiters in your next job searchGet on their radar. It’s time to dust off that LinkedIn profile. Find the right fit. If a recruiter does reach out, figure out if they’re someone you want to work with.Prepare for the call. Make a follow-up plan. Pay it forward.

Is using a recruitment agency a good idea?

Recruitment agencies can deliver the candidates that are the best fit for a certain position and role. However, they are much weaker at assessing a cultural fit. In other words, recruitment agencies can help you choose the best candidate for your open position, but not for your company culture and your team.

Is there a lot of money in recruitment?

You can earn some serious money in recruitment in a pretty short period of time. Yes OTEs (on target earnings) that sound amazing get banded around a lot.

How many job agencies should I register with?

One of the most common questions I get asked in a candidate interview is, ‘With how many recruitment agencies should I sign up? ‘ Now, the choice is really up to the individual candidate, and there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to agency sign ups, but my recommendation would be to register with two or three.