Why a search firm matters when finding your next job

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Are you ready to make the next move for your career? Exploring for new employment opportunities can be both exciting and scary. There’s no joy like finding that ideal job, and no fear like the endless hours you may spend submitting resumes, researching employers, and preparing for that interview. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone. There is a way to get through this entire process more easily with the help of a search firm that specializes in your career niche.

How search firms help you get hired

There is no secret formula to find the job of your dreams. Everyone however wants any edge they can get at finding an ideal career, and that’s where a search firm and its expert recruiters can come in to increase your odds of success. A search firm is a matchmaking service that specializes in helping you discover potential career opportunities, such as current openings, while helping employers identify exceptional talent for their companies and firms. A niche search firm specializes in helping candidates and employers within a specific field, such as tax recruitment. If you’ve never worked with a search firm before when searching for work, you might be wondering what the fuss is all about. Here are some important advantages many candidates gain from working with a search firm during the job search.

  1. You gain a better sense of the market

Search firms are experts at matching highly qualified talent with employers who desire their skills. An ideal search firm to work with offers decades of experience in specific recruitment niches, understanding more than any job description can offer on how well you’d match as a candidate. When you work with a search firm, you can often gain access to niche expertise you need when testing the waters for a new career. Recruiters know the average salaries, years of experience, and other details that can match you with a job you may not even realize you qualify for. They also know what skills are in demand, and what’s worth sharing on your resume to get an edge in the interview process.

  1. You cast yourself a wider net

No matter how many resumes you submit online, a search firm has a unique advantage in the search process. Because a recruiter works with both candidates and employers, they already have direct access to a company or firm and the positions they wish to fill. They also know exactly what the employer wants in more ways than a job posting can describe, and have a proverbial foot in the door. When you work with a search firm, you have the opportunity to be presented to potential employers as opposed to hoping your resumes and job application make it past the HR department. A good recruiter cares about your success and will work to find you opportunities, giving you a wider range of potential jobs to consider.

  1. You get access to coaching and other resources

No one makes a full time job out of being a candidate trying to get hired, but a recruiter is an expert who works full time at helping candidates get hired. A good search firm is one that’s looking out for your personal success and is there to help you at every step of the search process, from discovery, to interviews, and even negotiation. If you’re starting the job search after several years of working, it’s likely been some time since you’ve freshened up your resume, interviewed for a position, or practiced negotiating. Search firms can help you by coaching you through these tasks and giving you essential tips to success during your job search. You also gain access to documents, practice interview questions, and other helpful resources. Boutique firms are especially great since they offer one-on-one consultations and in-depth relationships through the search process. If you’re working with a search firm and they don’t offer these resources or access to coaching, then you may want to consider a different firm.

Get started today with a search firm

It’s essential to have all the tools possible for success in your job search process. We invite you to learn how the Tax Recruiting Specialists (TRS) at the Jay Heino Company, LLC can help you and other tax professionals discover new careers. Call us today at (516) 791-1958 or email us at info@taxrecruitingspecialists.com to get started.

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