Often times we get jobs seekers in the local market who submit their resumes to our firm for specific positions, but they’ve never taken the time previous to the job listing to actually post their resume with us. This causes us to ask ourselves why job seekers are not doing a better job of contacting companies like ours that specialize in sales and marketing recruiting.
If you are looking for a new job or starting a new career search, make sure that you take the time to research all of the local recruiting firms that specialize in sales and marketing positions in your local market, and that you systematically contact each one of them in order to get your resume into their database.
Also make sure that you’ve had a personal discussion with whoever it is who’s responsible for talking to candidates. Why is this? Well the fact is, that recruiting firms tend to review candidates that are in their database first, relative to positions they have open and only start sourcing candidates outside of their database after they’ve already looked at those internal candidates. Also, they tend to give preference to people who they’ve met face-to-face and are impressed with. So you want to make sure that as a job-seeker, your resume is on file and that you’re personally known to each sales and marketing recruiter in your local market. This will give you a much better chance of being considered for the opportunities that recruiters are working on at any given time, and it’ll multiply your chances of short-term success in finding the job that you’re looking for.