Many people are nervous about contacting a recruiter, which is totally understandable. Of course, if you’ve never spoken to a recruitment consultant before, the thought of that initial conversation may be a little daunting. If the thought of reaching out makes you feel nervous, keep in mind that it is a recruiters job to offer advice and guidance. Moreover, having a good recruiter on your side can help you get more out of your career than you ever could alone.
That said, knowing who to contact and how best to go about it isn’t always obvious. To help get your relationship off to the best start put together our top tips on how to contact companies for recruitment.
Want To Contact A Recruiter But Unsure Of The Best Method?
A Simple Phone Call
If you’re confident and comfortable with an old school phone call, pick up the phone, we’d love to hear from you!
We suggest having a browse of the website and locating the ‘Team Page’. Here, most we advertise the contact details of our team along with their job roles. This way, you can connect straight through to the recruiter who is best suited to help you.
Secondly, we also suggest that you do some form of prep before your phone call. This might include prompts or little reminders to ensure you get the most out of your enquiry.
However, we understand that making that first contact by phone can be a little nerve-wracking. If you feel that way, here are a few alternatives that will help take the stress out of that first introduction.
Contacting a Recruiter Through Email
Finding the right words can be difficult. Especially when putting on the spot in situations such as, during a phone call. For this reason, we suggest that writing an email may be a great first step.
It could prove effective for you to write a summary of what you want to say to the recruiter. This may help to alleviate some anxieties. For example, you won’t forget to ask or mention something, as you have the tool of proofreading!
Sending an email to a member of our team is as easy as the click of a button on a computer, or the tap of a finger on your smartphone. Again, you will find our consultants details on our Team Page.
Contacting a Recruiter on LinkedIn!
Research suggests that the telephone is no longer our biggest tool for communicating. Due to the rise of social media and online networking, the way in which we communicate with one another has changed.
Forbes wrote a very interesting article highlighting how our methods of communication have changed. In it, they explain
“there are relationships that exist almost entirely by text: We meet by text, communicate by text and occasionally see each other in real life and then, the cruellest part of all, we break up by text.”Quora – for Forbes
Through the LinkedIn application, candidates are able to find jobs, find companies and most importantly, find recruiters. LinkedIn strikes the perfect balance between formal communication and conversation. Unlike with email, this Social Media channel implores an instant response to your query.
If you have a query that you feel may not warrant an entire phone call, we suggest taking a look at LinkedIn.
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In July 2018, we posted a very helpful blog post entitled, “Introducing an Easier Way to Contact our Recruitment Specialists” detailing our very exciting installation of Wildix Technology. However, since then, we have experienced a vast amount of growth and change. Our recruiters recognised that this information no longer detailed the latest methods available for contacting a recruiter.
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