Four Myths about Recruiters
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Whether you are looking for a job or not, there is a good chance you’ve come in contact with a recruiter. They may have reached out to you about a job they feel fits your qualifications or maybe you’ve applied to a job they are recruiting for. However, sometimes job seekers might not be thrilled to be working with a recruiter instead of the direct hiring manager because of some misconception. Let’s debunk some of these myths.
MYTH 1: Your salary will be lower if you work with a recruiter.
FACT: Most recruiters work on commission and get paid by the hiring company. (This doesn’t come out of your salary.) Typically, it is a certain percentage of your annual salary, so they will try to get you a great offer. However, it’s not up to the recruiter to make those final decisions, so if the recruiter is extending the offer, remember it’s not up to them. Most likely they fought for the best salary they can get for you, but in the end, it’s up to the hiring company. If you don’t want to budge on your compensation needs, it’s okay to pass the job on. Most recruiters won’t try to pressure you into a job you don’t want.
If you want to avoid too much back and forth on compensation, make sure the recruiter knows your salary range before you get an offer. The recruiter should know the client’s salary range, so they will be able to determine if you and their client are on the same page in terms of salary.
With that said, you should also be realistic in your compensation needs. Do your research before you start job hunting or before the interview to find out what the average salary is for the position you desire.
Working with a niche recruiter, such as Plaasbestuurder.co.za is a bonus. After all, we understand what your skills are worth and what it will take to hopefully get you that great offer because we are in tune with compensation in the industry.
MYTH 2: Recruiters only care about filling the job
FACT: While it is usually true a recruiter doesn’t get paid until they fill a role, they want to make sure it is a great fit for both the hiring company and the candidate. A good recruiter is like a matchmaker, they want both parties to be happy.
In the end, if the candidate enjoys their new company and job, the client will be thrilled to have a happy, engaged employee. The client will be impressed with the recruiter’s abilities to find the right match and will likely work with the recruiter again in the future.
Also, recruiters benefit greatly from referrals, so if a client is happy with a great new employee, they’re going to tell their co-workers and friends about the great recruiter they worked with. Which will hopefully provide more great new clients.
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