How to Find a Job with a Recruiter – 2017 Edition

Finding a job can be challenging at the best of times. Leveraging a recruiter to help find a job can save you time and grief.  Using a qualified recruiting agency will offer some advantages that you may not be able to obtain on your own.  With a recruiter, you gain a skilled and experienced representative that will assist you in the highly competitive search for jobs. A recruiter can act as your liaison to HR managers and has access to resources and industry information that they can share with you to support your job hunt.  In 2017, the question is why wouldn’t you use a recruiter to find a job?

There are a number of benefits in using a recruiter in your next job search.  Here’s a few important things to look for in using a recruiter in 2017.  A recruiting agency can help you find a job by assisting you with the following:


Recruiters can help coach you on the finer points of assembling your job-search materials. From resume and cover letter writing to compilation of asset statements, a recruiter can help you polish aspects of your job search. When selecting a recruiter, check to see if they offer the ability to help with your resume and other job search materials.

Labour / Market Information

A well-organized recruiter will be able to provide you with relevant and up-to-date information specific to the industry in which you are searching for a job.  Information may include salary trends, insight into employment trends, certifications requirements or other prerequisites that may be required for the position being applied for. Knowledge is power right?  The more information you have about the job, the employer, job requirements and expectations, the better your chances of securing employment.

Market your Skillset

Recruiters can help you identify any crucial gaps in your skills. When preparing your resume and cover letter they can help you add highly marketable capabilities and skills to your resume. As a result, you can better market yourself which can lead to increased compensation offers.

Reference Advocate

As recruiters often act as a liaison with the hiring manager, building a strong relationship with a recruiter can turn them into one of your greatest advocates which in turn can prove beneficial when the recruiter discusses your unique talents with hiring managers.

Working with a recruitment agency will assist you in finding a job by helping you:

  • Be more prepared for the interview process
  • Gain industry knowledge and insight that can give you a competitive edge in the job search
  • Maintain confidence as they help build your arsenal of job search material including resumes, accomplishment statements and cover letters
  • Understand/Communicate why you are the best candidate for the position

Leverage an employment agency to find the temporary, part-time, or full-time job that you’ve been looking for.

Looking for a recruiter to assist in your job search?  Need some recruiting assistance? Contact Aspire Recruitment Solutions at 778-484-0161.

Aspire Recruitment Solutions is the leading human resource solution and employment agency provider to clients in Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Northern BC and Alberta. We connect great employers with the best candidates every day.