Let’s be honest. Even though engineers are in high demand, finding a great job isn’t easy. Job searches are time-consuming, especially when you are employed. They are also incredibly frustrating. Employers can be unresponsive, scheduling interviews can be challenging and it can be impossible to accurately evaluate whether a job is really right for you. But working with an engineering recruiter to find a job can take a lot of the stress out of your search.
Here are five great reasons why you should partner with a recruiter to find your next engineering job opportunity.
Engineering Recruiters Save You Time
How many hours have you spent sifting through job boards and filling out lengthy applications? Recruiters remove this hassle immediately. You’ll likely have to go through a formal application process with the recruiting firm, but after that, it’s smooth sailing. Recruiters spend their entire workday matching engineers to job opportunities so you don’t have to.
Engineering Recruiters Focus on Fit
As a candidate, you don’t have to pay an engineering recruiter for their services. Their bills are paid by their client companies, but those clients are only happy when recruiters accurately fill positions. That means they are incentivized to match you with jobs that align with your skills, preferences and priorities. It serves neither the recruiter, nor the employer, nor you to simply present you for any job opening they have. They win when they find you a job that is truly the right fit.
They Have Access to Unadvertised Jobs
Many firms work with engineering recruiters to fill roles that they have not advertised to the public. Searching on your own, you’d never find these hidden opportunities, many of which could be the right fit for you. Working with an engineering recruiter instantly opens the door to a host of great new jobs.
Engineering Recruiters Can Make You a Better Candidate
A great engineering recruiter will help you polish up your resume, prepare you for interviews and will provide feedback after interviews so that you can continually improve. This type of advice is invaluable and it is something you’d otherwise have to pay a career coach to help you with.
Recruiters Actually Use Their Candidate Databases
How many times have you heard from employers that you weren’t right for a specific job but your resume will be kept on file? While they may actually keep it on file, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has ever received a separate offer after being rejected for a job. This is not the case with engineering recruiters. If they don’t have a job for you immediately, they do keep your information in their database. They regularly consult that database when a client has a new opening, so your profile will always remain active with an engineering recruiter.
Are You Ready to Find a Great New Engineering Job?
If you are looking for a new engineering job and you’re ready to partner with an expert recruiter, search our current engineering job openings or contact PEAK Technical Staffing today to learn how we can help you achieve your goals.