YOUR QUES­TIONS AN­SWERED

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A big part of the job of a re­cruit­ment con­sul­tant in­volves build­ing re­la­tion­ships with em­ploy­ers so that we have ac­cess to the mar­ket’s best job op­por­tu­ni­ties. This in­volves spend­ing time in em­ploy­ers’ busi­nesses, which is why we are not al­ways at our desk to re­turn phone calls im­me­di­ately. Re­cruiters want to speak with suit­able job­seek­ers, so ap­ply for jobs that are rel­e­vant to your skills and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Re­cruiters can some­times be in­ter­view­ing all day, leav­ing only a small win­dow to re­turn calls. We have a com­pany pol­icy that every caller gets a re­turn call within 24 hours, even if it is a mes­sage from some­body else to ac­knowl­edge the call and ad­vise of a de­lay. Very of­ten, there is more than one per­son work­ing on a file, so there may ac­tu­ally be oth­ers able to as­sist with your in­quiry. While it can be dif­fi­cult to re­ceive a call back, try and make your­self known to them in other ways. Rather than call­ing, ap­ply to a role they are re­cruit­ing to en­able them to view your ap­pli­ca­tion or com­plete an on­line can­di­date regis­tra­tion via the com­pany web­site. Through LinkedIn, en­gage and con­nect with re­cruiters al­low­ing them to view your on­line pro­file. Above all else, al­ways be pro­fes­sional.

While un­com­mu­nica­tive re­cruiters is a dis­ap­point­ingly com­mon com­plaint, rep­utable firms will re­turn calls within the day or, if the con­sul­tants are in back-to-back in­ter­views or pro­cess­ing large vol­umes of in­quiries, by the next day. You can ex­pe­dite the re­sponse by be­ing very spe­cific about your query and the job to which it re­lates.

HOW CAN I GET A RE­CRUITER TO RE­TURN MY PHONE CALLS?

THE EX­PERT ALEXANDRA ROSSER HEAD OF OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONAL PSY­CHOL­OGY CON­SULT­ING, STILL­WELL MAN­AGE­MENT CON­SUL­TANTS

EX­PE­RI­ENCED

LISA MOR­RIS

SE­NIOR RE­GIONAL DIREC­TOR, HAYS

MID-CA­REER JUSTIN HINORA EX­EC­U­TIVE CON­SUL­TANT, HENDER CON­SULT­ING

UP & COM­ING BELINDA SHADIAC

TAL­ENT AC­QUI­SI­TION CON­SUL­TANT

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