How to Build a Relationship With a Recruiter Before You Need One

How to Build a Relationship With a Recruiter

Some useful tips about approaching recruiters in this new article in the Wall Street Journal:

It is hard to network or overhaul your resume in a hurry, and building relationships with recruiters is no different.

Like much else when it comes to career development, the key is to be proactive, hiring professionals say. Even if you aren’t planning to change jobs imminently, you almost definitely will in the future, and maybe sooner than you think. Building relationships with recruiters now is an investment in that process and a buffer against any unforeseen events that might set it in motion. It can help you recover quickly from a layoff, leave a bad environment or find the best possible fit for your goals and skills as they evolve.

“A lot of job seekers wait until they’re in that reactive panic mode to plant a million seeds, but by the time they come to fruition they’re already frantic,” said New York-based recruiter Laura Mazzullo.

Here’s how to kick off a relationship with a recruiter, even if you’re happy right where you are. Read the full article on WSJ.

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