In many instances, a recuiter can move you to the front of the line if your skills are a good match.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
When it comes to a job search, a group of top creative talent recruiters say working with a 'personal trainer' for your career can improve your curbside appeal with employers, but only if you know how to get the most from a recruiter. Top recruiters from 24 Seven, a leading global recruiting agency in the fashion, retail, marketing, advertising, creative services and entertainment industries, give insider do's and don'ts and tips on the best ways to get attention and stay at the front of the line for top positions. Their new online resource, called 'Confessions of a Recruiter,' offers how-to tips on navigating through the job hunt and advice from top hiring pros on what it takes to land a job. The step-by-step job hunt guide is available to view online at http://www.24SevenTalent.com/confessions.
Carmelina Pagano, Vice President from 24 Seven's New York office and co-author of 'Confessions', says expertise and flexibility are critical to a successful relationship with a recruiter. "Recruiters have strong relationships with hiring managers and a direct connection to jobs that are not posted or advertised," says Carmelina Pagano, Vice President at 24 Seven's New York office. "In many instances, a recuiter can move you to the front of the line if your skills are a good match."
- Choose a recruiter that specializes in your field
To cut through the clutter of resumes, Pagano says job hunters need experts in their field who are working on their behalf with the right contacts. Choose a recruiter or recruiting firm that is closely aligned with your business and known in your industry.
- Be flexible and open to advice
Do you have realistic goals for a job in this environment? Are you unwilling to take less pay or handle other tasks that may come with your new job? Are you open to the advice your recruiter has to offer? Pagano says flexibility and openness have a direct effect on how well a recruiter can work on behalf of a candidate.
- Tap into your recruiter's expertise
How long has it been since you searched for a job? If a few years have passed, you may need to brush up on the basics before you line up interviews. Recruiters can offer a treasure trove of free information that will help you get your bearings in your job search. Ask your recruiter for pointers about resumes, cover letters, interview techniques and other matters.
"Remember, a recruiter's number-one job is to get you hired! Your success is literally your recruiter's reward," says Pagano.
'Confessions of a Recruiter' helps candidates review skills, personal and creative flexibility, work style and financial issues when considering a leap from full-time to the freelance world. The online resource also guides readers through the process of interviewing and landing a freelance position in today's competitive marketplace.
In addition to the online guide, 24 Seven Talent offers career enhancement services such as specialized training, educational seminars, industry news, events and workshops and discounts for career and personal services. For a listing of candidate services and events, visit http://www.24SevenTalent.com/events.
About 24 Seven:
24 Seven provides leading companies with creative talent with expertise in all areas of the consumer experience and every phase of the product life cycle. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Seattle and London, the company is a global clearinghouse for recruitment and workforce strategy among the most successful hiring managers in fashion, retail, marketing, advertising, creative services and entertainment industries. A certified Women's Business Enterprise, 24 Seven is the recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Business Services category in the Metropolitan New York area. For more information about 24 Seven, visit http://www.24seveninc.com.