The bad, the good and the…excellent. How to choose a recruiter?

When you decide that it’s high time to embark on your job search, you will soon start speaking with recruiters. So it might be useful to know how to choose a recruiter to work with.

And, since all of us have heard some recruitment horror stories, we’d like to explain how to differentiate between the bad and the excellent recruiter in the very first conversation.

The bad:
  • Talks more and bombards you with information about roles that don’t align with your preferences
  • They make you feel like you’re being pushed and rushed, leaving little room for them to delve into your personality or aspirations
  • They aren’t keen to find out more about you as a person, they’re more focused on selling a position rather than understanding your unique needs

It’s just a transaction.

The good:
  • Actively listens to you and presents roles adequate to your desires
  • Can describe the role in comprehensive depth
  • Will have some general information such as the salary brackets

They are informative but you feel like you’re on your own in this process.

The excellent:
  • Wants to speak about your career trajectory even if you’re not looking to move yet
  • Offers some market updates and helpful advice, they become a trusted partner in your professional journey
  • Will give you some crucial information on the company, knows the team, and can tell you how many candidates they have placed within this organisation so far.

They are an expert in your niche. You want to ask them for help and support. You trust them to guide you. That’s Harvey John. We become more than just a recruiter; we are a trusted partner, ready to lend a helping hand and provide the support you need to propel your career forward. With us by your side, you can navigate the professional landscape with confidence, knowing that you have a knowledgeable ally dedicated to your success.


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