Reasons for working with a recruiter #4: An expert salesperson sells you

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At Key Corporate Services, we help place quite a few top-flight professionals in positions all around the country–and the world. So we know a lot about the job search and its pitfalls. One interesting phenomenon we run into is that professionals who are good at their jobs are often not very good at selling themselves.

The reason is simple: Top professionals are so good at what they do that they don’t do job searches very often. Certainly, a reasonable amount of self-promotion is required in most jobs–but it’s nothing like what a job interview requires! A lot of people simply forget how to sell themselves. They lose the knack for speaking confidently about their career accomplishments and connecting their abilities with job requirements.

In such a case, a good recruiter is a lifeline! In fact, good recruiters are usually better at talking about and selling you than you are. Here’s why:

  • It’s always easier for someone else to say good things about you, since saying them yourself can feel like boasting.
  • Recruiters talk about candidates every day. They’re not shy!
  • Recruiters also know how to talk about you efficiently, pointing out the skills and accomplishments that are likely to get a hiring manager’s attention.
  • Good recruiters will take the time to establish relationships of trust with their clients, who know that the recruiters will not oversell candidates.

It’s a big relief to have someone on your side! If you are interested in working with some of the best recruiters in the business to find your dream job, please contact us.

The Key Corporate Services Blog Team