Build a strong relationship with your recruiter!

Building a strong relationship with recruiters can be beneficial for your career growth and job search. Recruiters can provide you with valuable insights, job opportunities, and potentially advocate for you during the hiring process. Here are some tips to help you build a strong relationship with your recruiter:


Be Professional and Courteous:

Treat recruiters with respect and professionalism. Respond to their emails or messages promptly, and be courteous during phone calls or meetings.


Be Clear About Your Goals:

Clearly communicate your career goals, skills, and interests to the recruiter. This will help them understand what type of roles and companies are the best fit for you.


Update Your LinkedIn Profile:

LinkedIn is a valuable tool for recruiters to find potential candidates. Make sure your profile is up-to-date and highlights your skills and experiences.


Networking Events:

Attend industry-specific events, job fairs, or networking meetups where recruiters may be present. Personal connections can help you stand out from other candidates.


Follow Up:

After interviews or interactions, send a thank-you email to the recruiter. This small gesture shows appreciation and keeps you on their radar.


Provide References:

If a recruiter asks for references, provide them promptly. Good references can strengthen your candidacy.


Be Transparent:

Be honest about your experience, skills, and any potential challenges or limitations you might have. Recruiters appreciate candidates who are transparent and forthcoming.


Maintain a Positive Online Presence:

Recruiters often search for candidates online. Make sure your social media profiles (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) present a professional and positive image.


Stay in Touch:

Even if you’re not actively looking for a job, periodically check in with the recruiter to update them on your professional achievements and milestones.


Refer Others:

If you come across job opportunities that aren’t right for you but could be a good fit for someone else, refer those individuals to the recruiter. This shows that you’re willing to help and adds value to the relationship.


Respect Their Time:

Recruiters are busy professionals. Avoid bombarding them with frequent messages or calls unless it’s necessary.


Be Open to Feedback:

If a recruiter provides you with feedback after an interview or application, take it graciously and use it to improve your future prospects.


Remember that recruiters are in the business of matching candidates with employers, so building strong, positive and professional relationships with them can lead to fruitful opportunities in the future.


Are you actively on the look out for new opportunities and want to partner with the best recruiters in the business? Call Clark now on 045 881888 or start by emailing You can also view our open vacancies or register your CV to be considered for future roles which may arise.


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