Leveraging Recruiters To Maximize Your Career Opportunities
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Leveraging Recruiters To Maximize Your Career Opportunities

Unlock your remote job potential by harnessing the power of recruiters, building valuable relationships, and optimizing your online presence.
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For everyone looking for remote jobs, do NOT underestimate recruiters!

They can be a valuable distribution channel. They have a significant financial incentive to connect you with companies hiring your profile.

You should use recruiters as your sales team!

I personally don't send angry replies to recruiters.

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Instead, I politely decline their invitations (when I'm not interested). And I add them to a list.

This list of recruiters is like career insurance. I'd reach out to them whenever I need a job.

It's also true that recruiters sometimes abuse a bit their position, and push candidates to move to a new company on the 7th month.

They usually have a "free replacement clause" that exhausts after six months. So they'll aggressively reach out to candidates to move again.

In any case, you should:

  1. Not ignore recruiters.
  2. Find which recruiters are relevant to you (market, role, etc.)
  3. Establish a relationship with them.
  4. Be open to them sending you opportunities.

At the minimum, you'll have a first-hand pulse of the market for your role.

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How do you get recruiters to find you?

A good first step is to optimize your Linkedin profile to show up for the keywords that recruiters search for.

Inb4: Recruiters are hired by companies to find candidates for roles that are difficult to fill.

This means:

  • Senior profiles.
  • Experience in niche technologies.
  • Experience in specific industry verticals, etc.

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