In numerous articles and blog posts, we’ve addressed the benefits of working with an executive recruiter to help advance your career with exciting new opportunities.
If you ARE working with a recruiter, we’d like to discuss instances when you should contact them for the purpose of keeping them updated.
Remember that this is not just a one-way flow of information. A recruiter will always have information of some kind to share with you about what’s happening in the market or within your industry.
However, when it comes to the information that you should be sharing, below are four instances when you should contact your recruiter:
- When you’re definitely thinking about making a change and seeking a new opportunity, switching gears from “passive” candidate to “active job seeker.”
- When you have a change of contact information. This includes phone numbers, email address, and physical address. If your recruiter can’t contact you, they can’t let you know about a great job opportunity.
- If you’ve updated your resume with a new promotion; with new skills, certifications, or awards; or with anything else that will make you more marketable and attractive to companies.
- Just to “check in.” Do this about once a year, to let the recruiter know that you’re always willing to consider a new opportunity.
The more your recruiter knows about you and your situation, the more they can help you reach your goals and grow your career. So stay in touch with them whenever you can, and certainly do so during the four instances listed above.
Because you never know what opportunities are just around the corner.
We help support careers in one of two ways: 1. By helping find the right opportunity when the time is right, and 2. By helping recruit top talent for the critical needs of organizations. If this is something you would like to explore further, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.