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A (Good) Recruiter Will Not Cost You Money . . . Nor Waste Your Time

By now, you should know that there is a severe worker and talent shortage in the United States, including within the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession. You should also know that as a result of these conditions, there is plenty of opportunity for career growth and advancement, especially within the Veterinary profession.

These are the exact conditions under which an experienced and reputable recruiter can help you to consider and explore the right employment opportunities for you. Once again, though, you might be asking yourself this question: “Why do I need a recruiter if the job market is so good?” I answered that question in a recent article. To recap, there are five good reasons why you need a recruiter, specifically to:

  1. Be informed of opportunities of which you would not have known otherwise
  2. Save time and energy on your job search
  3. Gain valuable insight and information about employers
  4. Gain an edge with salary negotiations during the offer stage
  5. Stay abreast of what’s happening in the profession, industry, and marketplace

There are, of course, more than just five reasons to use a recruiter to help advance your career. Two more reasons are they will not cost you money and they will not waste your time.

A good recruiter will not cost you money

There are many types of recruiters and search consultants in the world. However, the ones with whom you do not want to interact are those who charge candidates a fee for finding them a job. In the world of recruiting and executive search, that is simply not the way it’s supposed to work. A recruiter is paid by the client (or employer) that hires the candidate. The employer pays the recruiter a fee for helping them to fill the position with the best candidate possible, namely because the employer was not able to find and hire that person on its own. Employers know that the best candidates have to be recruited and that is why they are willing to pay to get the best people.

Right now, you might be thinking to yourself, “That’s right. The employer pays you, which means that all you care about is your commission check. You don’t care about me or my career.”

It is true that some recruiters may only care about their commission check. Those are the recruiters who don’t typically last long in the recruiting business. But good recruiting firms that have a stellar reputation and years of experience DO care about the careers of the people they place. That’s because they know that every placement must represent a win-win situation for both the candidate and the employer for that placement to be a success. That means both the candidate and the employer must be happy and satisfied with the situation. If both are not happy and satisfied, then it means the situation is destined for failure.

Think about it for a minute. What recruiter, in their right mind, would want to brand themselves in that fashion? On the one hand, you would be branding yourself to candidates as someone who only cares about a commission check and not the candidate’s career. On the other hand, you would be branding yourself to employers (your clients) as someone who does not present candidates who are a good all-around fit for the position and the organization.

That sounds like a great way to make your recruiting career a short one. The VET Recruiter, on the other hand, has been helping professionals and employers in the Animal Health industry and Veterinary profession enjoy win-win placement situations for the past 25 years. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Click here to read our testimonials on the VET Recruiter website.

A good recruiter will not waste your time

On the flip side of this coin, a good recruiter will not waste your time. That’s because a good recruiter knows that time is one of the most valuable commodities that a person has.

For example, when an Animal Health or Veterinary recruiter reaches out to someone about an opportunity, that opportunity is typically better than the job that the person currently has. That’s because the recruiter knows that the person is not likely to be interested in an opportunity if it’s not better. That’s just common sense. (And it also illustrates why a good recruiter is NOT only interested in a commission check.) That recruiter knows that the candidate will not be interested in making a lateral move for an opportunity that is not clearly better than the one they have now, especially if they’re a passive candidate, so presenting that same opportunity they have now will only be a waste of everyone’s time.

A good Animal Health or Veterinary recruiter will not waste their own time, and they know that if they’re wasting the time of a job seeker or candidate, then they’re wasting their own time, as well. And that’s how you know that a recruiter who has reached out to you about an opportunity is not wasting your time, and that’s because they’re not in the habit of wasting theirs.

There is no downside to working with a recruiter, especially during this current job market in which opportunities are so abundant. However, that does come with a caveat. That’s because there is no downside to working with an experienced and reputable recruiting firm. Not all Animal Health and Veterinary recruiting firms in operation right now are experienced or reputable. This is partly a byproduct of the hot job market and the severe shortage of veterinarians in the profession, both of which have prompted some people to start their own recruiting agency during the past five years.

The VET Recruiter, by contrast, has been in operation since 1997. We’ve been helping Animal Health and Veterinary professionals and employers enjoy more success for more than two decades, as evidenced by the testimonials referenced above. All us to guide you through the employment marketplace so that you can take full advantage of the leverage and the opportunities that the current job market is offering.

If you’re looking to make a change or explore your employment options, then we want to talk with you. I encourage you to contact us or you can also create a profile and/or submit your resume for consideration.

We help support careers in one of two ways: 1. By helping Animal Health and Veterinary professionals to find the right opportunity when the time is right, and 2. By helping to recruit top talent for the critical needs of Animal Health and Veterinary organizations. If this is something that you would like to explore further, please send an email to stacy@thevetrecruiter.com.