Hiring SpecialistWorking with a Hiring Talent Specialist can help increase your chance of finding the opportunity you want. Many employers work directly with Hiring Specialists to find candidates. When you hire a specialist who already has relationships established with employers you’re interested in, you can get in front of those employers more professionally. But, for this to work, you need to know what to look for in a hiring specialist and how to set the tone for a working relationship.

Find a Talent Specialist in your industry

It’s to your advantage to work with a hiring specialist who specialises in your field of work. These specialist should have worked in your industry previously. These specialists will have the connections to get you interview opportunities with the companies you’re most interested in. Find such a specialist by asking friends and colleagues in your field for a referral. Your contact may have direct experience with the specialist and can give you valuable insight. Also refer to Blogs, LinkedIn and social media with article submissions by specialists or articles on the industry in which specialists are writing currently.  Spend time searching for those who have the credibility in the industry.

Maintain Contact

Specialists go through many candidates each day. You can be forgotten if there is no regular communication. You can also Sms, Facebook Message, Email, Phone your specialist anytime. Suggest to the specialist a weekly update where he or she can share open opportunities they are working on or so you can bring up opportunities you’ve come across that are interesting. Most specialists will have a  regular job update sent to you weekly on what’s happening in the current market. Regular contact keeps you on the specialist’s mind and it provides them with a better understanding of opportunities you are seeking.  It is also critical to speak with your specialists before interviews to gain insight on the employer, to perform your best.

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