At JeffreyM, we have the opportunity to connect job seekers with our clients to help them achieve their business goals. We’ve worked with a wide range of talent – from recent college grads to experts with 30+ years’ experience. At JeffreyM, we specialize in the areas of social media, marketing, channel and business operations. Some of our clients include: Microsoft, McDonalds, Pro.com, and Synsor. Through that vast experience, our team has interviewed thousands of eager candidates and have gained a wealth of wisdom along the way. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. We wouldn’t dare keep all that insight to ourselves, so if you are ready to make recruiters fall in love with you and you are ready to finally land that dream role, check out these pointers:
- Do your research. When you meet with a recruiter, be sure to showcase that you’ve done some homework. This extends beyond research on the job opportunity, but also look into the company’s vision and background in general. Be able to speak to why you would not only be a good fit for the role, but what made their company stand out from the others.
- Come prepared. When you finally nail that initial interview, have at least two questions prepared for your time together. Well-thought-out questions show your genuine interest in that particular company and role. JeffreyM Talent Coordinator Rebecca Millar agrees, “When a candidate shows up with zero questions, it comes across as if they are unprepared or uninterested.”
- Be nice and flexible. On your job seeking journey, remember that kindness goes a long way. Sometimes there can be hiccups or delays in the recruiting process due to circumstances beyond the recruiter’s control. JeffreyM Talent Manager, Lauren Smith, believes this is important for job seekers to understand. “Don’t be annoying! There is a fine line between following up and pestering! Recruiters love to see that you are excited about the job, but no need to check-in with them every other day via email, telephone, and LinkedIn. Once a week is usually a pretty good rule of thumb for sending a follow-up email if you haven’t yet heard back.” While you are in communication with recruiters, showing that you can go with the flow and be gracious about the process is a huge plus – and they’ll remember it for the future.
- Get social. Always connect with the recruiter and their company on social media. Following them on LinkedIn, liking their Facebook page and leaving comments on their blogs and Instagram photos can go a long way. I met a recent college graduate at a career fair and he quickly connected on LinkedIn and gave us kudos on our blog, which really made him stand out. When an opportunity became available, he was the first one I thought of because his social actions showcased to me his passion and interest in the opportunity. We hired him two weeks later!
- Give thanks. Don’t forget to send a follow-up email or call them up just to say thank you. No matter the outcome, gratitude is important in the recruitment process. Sending a digital animated card via email is a simple and creative way to express your thanks and impress a recruiter!
- Keep selling yourself. Don’t be afraid to reach back out to recruiters that previously passed on you due to lack of experience. You should periodically check in with them and let them know what new skills, experience or certifications you’ve acquired that now make you a good fit for the role. Keeping them updated on your progress so they can update your profile could be key in finally landing that dream role.
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