As a job seeker, before you can receive an offer of employment, you have to land a face-to-face interview. However, before that can happen, someone has to see your resume. In other words, someone at the organization has to know that you are interested in the company’s open position.

Now it might seem logical to think that applying for an open position through the company’s online job advertisement is a way to make sure that you’ve indicated your interest. However, that is not always the case. Depending upon a number of different factors, there’s a chance that your application will not be given the attention it deserves.

That’s because studies have shown that the best way to increase your chances for landing a job is to be referred for the position by someone that the hiring manager knows and trusts. That could be a current employee of the organization or a colleague within the Animal Health industry or Veterinary profession. The reason is that there is an inferred level of trust involved. The hiring manager knows and trusts the current employee or industry colleague, and since they trust them, they’ll be more likely to seriously consider your candidacy for the position.

When you apply through a company’s job ad, there’s no inferred level of trust. You’re simply one of many job seekers who have applied online. Unless you have an outstanding skill set or a tremendous level of experience, it’s difficult to stand out from the competition.

But when you work with an executive recruiter or search consultant, they will refer you to their client for the position. And since the hiring manager trusts the recruiter, they may consider your candidacy more seriously than someone who only applied online.

Recruiters can help leapfrog over some of the bureaucracy involved in the job application process and get the attention of the hiring manager. This can be a tremendous value to you as a candidate.

Thank you for joining me for The VET Recruiter TV. I look forward to seeing you again soon.