How to work with executive recruiters

I recently read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal entitled How To Work With Executive Recruiters. One of the key points covered in the article pertains to taking your decision to make a career change seriously. While this may sound basic, a lot of people begin considering the use of an Executive Recruiter only when they are desperate in their current job. Or they may have already left a job and are looking for a new career opportunity.

While we are able to help find exciting new careers for candidates who are currently “between” jobs, it’s always best to realize ahead of time (before leaving your current job) when a career isn’t working for you and proactively take action to enlist help to make a change. That being said, you only want to offer yourself as a candidate to a recruiter if you’re serious about changing jobs. Are you “all in” on the idea of leaving your current employer for the challenges of something new? Or are you really only “testing the waters” to see if anything better is out there? How comfortable are you with relocation, possibly out-of-state, to accept that new position?

We at Key Corporate Services have in-depth knowledge about the industries we recruit in and existing contacts with leading companies. And we’re serious about matching the perfect candidate with the perfect job. So we often move quickly to find and match you to another position.This is particularly true if you have the experience and talents that align to one of our seven divisions: Chemicals and Chemical SpecialtiesConsumer Products, Horticulture and Agriculture, Pharmaceutical and BiotechOil and GasIndustrial ChemicalsManufacturing and EngineeringFood Ingredients and Additives, and Finance and Accounting.

So “being serious” means taking a careful assessment of your current situation first, before contacting us.  The fact is that we have a great success record in matching candidates to new positions. And, we have many employers currently asking for our help in finding the perfect candidate for open positions. The last thing you want to do is turn down an interview invite or back out on a job offer that a recruiter helped you obtain. If that happened, he or she may no longer be willing to work with you.

The Key Corporate Services Blog Team
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