When a recruitment consultant calls... Answer!

Gina He August 8, 20192 mins read

You are seated there and all of a sudden you receive a call from an unknown number.

You pick the phone up and the person identifies himself as a recruitment consultant. I’m sure many of you have experienced this at some point of your career. What have you done in that situation? Did you decide that call wasn’t worth your time? If you ever felt that way, here are 3 reasons why you should reconsider:

1. Gain valuable market insights 


When we spend a significant amount of time in the same job, there is a likelihood that we can get blindsided by the changes happening around us - as the saying goes “out of sight, out of mind”. By speaking to recruitment consultant, you will be provided with a fresh perspective on what is happening within the industry, what skill sets are high in demand and how your salary stacks up against peers in your industry. The information will be useful for you to decide on your next course of action.

2. Potential life-changing moment 


Given the volatility of the job market, it is always prudent to keep yourself informed of any opportunities that a recruitment consultants may share. Even if your job seems steady now, you will never know what could change in the days ahead. So spare those few minutes listening! It could potentially be a lifesaver. You have nothing to lose!

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3. Access to an extensive network of industry contacts


Regardless of whether you have hiring needs or are a working professional, you have everything to gain by tapping on the vast network that recruitment consultants have curated. A recruiter worth his salt will be able to help you navigate the sea of jobs out there, as well as connect suitable talents with hiring managers. Sure, you can go online and Google the same thing but do you really know how to suss out the relevant from the irrelevant when the search engine throws a whole list of results back at you? Recruitment consultants spend the time trawling the web so you don’t have to do it yourself.

Taking that call from a recruitment consultant can be beneficial for your career. They are your go-to people for all the information you need and what’s more, you get the advantage of a personal touch. If you are keen to speak to one today, feel free to me at my contact details below and we can have a friendly chat about your career.

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