Candidate 101: What You Need to Know About Working with Recruiters - S8 Expert Recruitment Solutions

Candidate 101: What You Need to Know About Working with Recruiters

Candidate 101: What You Need to Know About Working with Recruiters

So, you’ve taken the leap and decided to team up with a recruiter to find your dream job.  

First off, kudos to you! You have just taken a big step towards realising your career goals.  

Now, let’s dive into what working with a recruiter actually entails. 

Let’s talk money 

Let’s address the elephant in the room right off the bat: no, you don’t pay us to find you a job! 

As a candidate, working with a recruiter doesn’t cost you a cent. We’re here to help you navigate the job market and land that perfect role. Employers pay us to find the perfect staff member, someone like you, who fits their company culture and has the skills they’re looking for. So, rest assured, our focus is solely on connecting you with the right opportunities and helping you succeed in your career journey. 

Getting to know one another 

Once you’ve expressed interest in working with us, we’ll schedule a (virtual) sit-down to really get to know you – and we mean really know you! We’ll delve into your career goals, preferred locations, past experiences, and the type of companies that pique your interest. This deep dive helps us tailor our search to find the perfect fit for you. 

Making resume magic 

Your resume is your golden ticket to the job market, and we’re here to ensure it shines. With years of experience under our belts, we’ll review your resume and provide valuable feedback. Whether trimming the excess or beefing up the content, we’ll help you present your best self on paper. 

You’re on our mind  

Once we’ve got a clear picture of your career aspirations, you’re on our radar. When a role that aligns with your dream job pops up, you’ll be the first person we reach out to. After all, we’ve already mapped out what makes you tick and which opportunities would be a perfect match for you. 

We’re your biggest fan! 

Consider us your personal cheerleaders in the job search journey. When we find a role we believe fits you perfectly, we’ll sing your praises to the hiring manager. Plus, we’ll arm you with invaluable interview tips and provide support every step of the way. 

Crossing the finishing line – together 

When you receive that coveted job offer, we’re not done yet. We’ll help you navigate through the nitty-gritty details of your contract, assist with salary negotiations, and address any lingering questions or concerns. We’re with you until your first day on the job – and beyond. 

So, sure, you could tackle the job market solo, but why go it alone when you can have us by your side?  

Our extensive experience and connections in the animal health industry don’t just increase your chances of finding your perfect job, we help save you time and worry throughout your job-seeking process. 

So, let’s team up and make your career aspirations a reality! 

Shannon Wood, Managing Director S8 Expert Recruitment Solutions. I have over 25 years recruitment experience specialising in the animal health industry across the ANZ region. Areas of expertise include sales and marketing, technical roles (Quality Assurance, Quality Control & Regulatory Affairs) and operational & financial positions. I work extensively in the veterinary, ruminant, monogastric, aquaculture and the pet specialty industries and I look forward to the next 16 years.


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