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  • Writer's pictureGreg LaMontagna

Advantages of Working with a Specialized Recruiter

You may think that recruiters are simple matchmakers, drawing from their pool of candidates to find an applicant that fits a job description. While that is partly true, recruiters are so much more. Their expertise extends well beyond looking at resumes and finding a person that might vaguely fit.

Recruiters are experts in their chosen industry, working tirelessly behind the scenes to find the best of the best when it comes to talent. They educate, inspire, and guide all parties through the hiring process, encouraging everybody to make smart hiring and career decisions.

Recruiters focused in a specific industry are even more useful because they have intimate knowledge of the industry, all the way down to what makes a candidate successful in the field to what qualities will best serve an employer. There are many benefits to working with a recruiter, and even more with a specialized recruiter in your niche. Here are some of those top benefits.

1. They are knowledgeable and insightful about industry trends.

Specialized recruiters are always striving to understand the space that they work in and are uniquely knowledgeable about the trends and challenges faced by employers and employees in the niche. They can guide and direct you as you go through your search and provide the best advice because they work in the industry day in and out. Their insight allows them to help you strategize and develop a concrete plan to help find a solution that meets your needs.

2. They are selective and have access to behind-the-scenes opportunities.

Recruiters don’t work with just anybody. They hand-pick candidates that are the most talented and have a personality that will match with their employers. It is the recruiter’s goal to create a symbiotic relationship between employer and employee to establish long-term success for both parties.

The truth is that not all jobs get posted online, and recruiters can help candidates access hidden job opportunities that might fit their experience better than posted jobs. This is why it’s always valuable to meet with a specialized recruiter to see what they have available that might match your personality and goals.

3. They work with your interests at the forefront of their minds.

Whether you are an employer or a candidate, specialized recruiters have expertise that they are quick to share, including tips and tricks when it comes to negotiating, interviewing, and hiring.

They work hard to understand what you are looking for, so they only set up an interview with individuals who are a natural fit for the established goals. This level of scrutiny makes the search even more efficient because nobody is wasting their time pursuing a company or candidate that doesn’t fit within the set values.

4. They prepare you for every aspect of the hiring process.

It’s important to have an advocate on your side, and recruiters act as your advocate and walk you through the steps of hiring. Sometimes finding a candidate can be a long and tedious process. Recruiters keep you confident and encouraged the entire time. They know the unique challenges of finding candidates in a specific industry, and they are prepared to do whatever it takes to find the top talent. They aren’t satisfied with just putting any candidate in a position, and they will be happy to explain that to you.

5. They value quality over quantity and patience over speed.

Recruiters possess intrinsic values that they demonstrate over and over again. They pride themselves on finding quality talent, no matter how long it takes. When a company has an open position, it can be tempting to hire a somewhat qualified candidate to fill the position. After all, every day that passes means the employer is losing productivity by not having a full team. However, it can be detrimental to place a candidate that doesn’t fit the employer’s culture or meet the requirements needed to perform the job at the highest level. Recruiting professionals are acutely aware of this trap, and will do anything to avoid placing warm bodies just to fill an open position.

6. They eliminate stress, maintain continuous communication, and help you have fun!

Finding a candidate or a position can be a long, arduous experience for both the employer and the candidate. A recruiter can take some of that stress away and help throughout the entire process, acting as a cheerleader. That designated advocate will always be on your side and provide candid advice along the way.

Specialized recruiters can deliver unmatched service and advice to help you find the best fit for your unique needs. When it comes to an industry like pharma advertising and healthcare marketing, quality candidates with experience in science and communications can be hard to find.

The expertise of recruiters at GLE Creative Talent can help you with all your hiring needs. Our recruiters are uniquely trained and value honesty and integrity when it comes to every single job opening. At GLE Creative Talent, we work to solve problems and create opportunities. Our focus and innovative approach to talent acquisition help our clients find, attract and retain the best people. Our sweet spot is bringing our clients and candidates the best possible hiring experience with the sole purpose of helping to build agencies with talent, not just staff.

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