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Connecting With Job Recruiters in Gulfport


Job recruiters are in the market to connect those looking for Gulfport jobs to businesses with positions to fill. Therefore, if you're out on the job hunt, connecting with a recruiter can make your search much more effective. Finding a job recruiter to work with, however, isn't always a cut-and-dried path. Listed below are some things to do to better your chances of working with a recruiter.

1. Start with recruiter directories: there are many online recruiter directories at your disposal. Some of them are free to use, while others will charge a fee. The Wall Street Journal recommends visiting RileyGuide.com, which lists recruiter directors, among other resources. According to The Journal, fee-based directories tend to be “more up-to-date and offer better search options.”

2. Visit career fairs: job recruiters can always be found at career fairs, which provide opportunities to immediately meet with a recruiter face-to-face. This makes them more advantageous then sending out mass emails. See our “Career Fair Strategies” article for tips on how to make the best of these events.

3. Be selective: avoid the temptation of submitting emails to every recruiter you can find. Look for recruiters who work in areas you are interested. Dana Leavy, a small business and career consultant at AspyreSolutions.com, says it’s best to “identify one or two recruiters that specialize in your field and start to build relationships with them.”

4. Cultivate loyalty: don’t build up a relationship with recruiters and then discard or forget about them as soon as you’ve gotten an interview. Going back to them and building up loyalty will get you farther. Rebecca Meissner, a recruitment specialist at BranchOut.com, says “The more you go back to them, the faster they'll want to help you find a job.”

By Kyle Wise

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