You’re happy with your job and have no interest in moving. It would seem counterproductive to be told that you should consider taking a recruiter’s call. Yet, there could be a real benefit to listening. So, what should you do? Here are some tips on working with a recruiter and making the call successful.

Qualify the Call to Make Sure It’s Relevant

There is not much you can do if the call turns out to be irrelevant to your career field. You should ask yourself and the recruiter if they work in your field and at the level that you presently hold. Are they working with others you know or for the competition?

You want to make sure that the recruiter you are talking to is knowledgeable and speaking on a job that applies to you. It will save you time if they establish that they can provide you with type of position you would be willing to consider.

Know Your “Must Haves”

If you don’t know your non-negotiables, everything they offer may sound good. Make sure you know what you are willing to negotiate on and what is set in stone so that when they ask you what you are looking for, you can tell them right up front.

If you expect a company culture to be a certain way and won’t work in another environment, make sure that is clear from the beginning. They need to know if moving to a job with a different culture is out of the question. Knowing what you want and what isn’t all that important to you will make the partnership much more fruitful.

Communication is the Key when Working with a Recruiter

Hiring someone is not short, nor is it simple. A good recruiter will always be available to answer questions and should provide you with as many updates as is feasible. This doesn’t mean 24/7, but it does mean that they should be reachable and understanding when you have a question about something.

Many mistakes and misunderstandings can be avoided if these details are communicated upfront. Once you have a good working relationship with a recruiter, you’ll be grateful! Even if this position isn’t the perfect fit, once you have a good rapport, you’ll have a long-term connection for future possibilities.

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