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Top 5 Reasons You Should Care About Your Recruiter Being Candidate Focused

Captivate Talent
August 1, 2019
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When it comes to finding the right job, working with a recruiter can be the most seamless and effective route.

There are a ton of viable recruiters available--some may have already contacted you--but before you begin working with someone, it’s very important to learn about their approach to working with candidates.

What comes as a shock to most candidates is that a majority of the time, you and your happiness are not the main priority.

Most recruiters are striving to appease their client (the companies who hire them to fill open positions).

We started Captivate Talent because we saw a white space in the market to create a recruiting agency that puts the candidate’s needs first. We truly believe this provides the best outcome for the client AND you.

Read on to learn about the top 5 reasons why you should care about using a recruiter who is candidate focused.

Keeping Your Best Interest In Mind

With candidate-focused recruiters, you are their top priority. That means they will go above and beyond to find you a job and make the experience as positive as possible. You can trust that they will only present you with jobs that are a good match. They’re not going to put you up for a job that’s not a good fit just to fulfill a role.

Build A Career You Actually Love

A candidate-focused recruiter’s goal is not to just find you any old job, but to help you find your dream job.

They spend the time getting to know you, your goals and your strengths and they use this information to match you with jobs at companies where they believe you will truly thrive.

Out Of The Box Ideas

After getting to know you better and learning more about your skills and experience, a candidate-focused recruiter can present ideas for jobs that you may have never considered before but are actually aligned with your overall goals.

Become A Better Candidate For Hiring With Valuable Insight

Unlike recruiters who are fulfilling the needs of their client, a candidate-focused recruiter's main goal is to help you, the candidate, succeed.

To do this, they will go out of their way to prepare you for any interviews you have with valuable insight into the interview process and what the company is looking for.

They also understand the importance of providing feedback from interviews so you can improve as a candidate.

Be Treated As A Unique Individual

While many recruiters will send mass emails about open positions, with a candidate-focused recruiter, you won’t just be another number in their directory.

They take a customized approach to your job search, looking for roles that are specific to your individual strengths and interests so that they can find the best fit for you.

Interested in working with a candidate-focused recruiter?

Learn more about the process and how Captivate Talent can help you find your dream job with our “Ultimate Guide to Eliminating the Sunday Scaries.”

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