If you are preparing for your first ever interview with a recruiter, you want to make sure you are ready to make the most of your meeting. Many people aren’t sure what to expect when working with a recruiter, but the key thing to know is your recruiter wants to help you succeed and is invested in your success. You just need to give the recruiter the tools and information necessary to help you find the right position for you.

To prepare for your first interview with a recruiter:

  • Get your documents in order: You’ll need to bring your resume with you so your recruiter can get an idea of your past career performance and what your skills are. If you have any certifications that aren’t on your resume or if you have a portfolio of your past work you want your recruiter to look at, consider bringing these documents with you when you go to your meeting with your recruiter as well. The key is to be prepared with everything you’ll need to show your recruiter who you are and why you are a top candidate.
  • Dress professionally: Your recruiter is on your side and will be an advocate during the job search process – but you still need to make a good impression on the recruiter so they will feel confident sending you on interviews with companies. If you don’t make a good impression on a recruiter, you could lose the chance to be hired at companies the recruiter does the hiring for. Make sure you dress professionally, show up on time, and treat the interview with the recruiter just as you would any other interview.
  • Think about your career goals: Your recruiter wants to match you with a company where you will be happy. It is up to you to give the recruiter the necessary information about your career goals so the recruiter can find employers with whom you would be a good match.

SmartTalent makes working with a recruiter easy. Our staffing agency has helped many job seekers in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas to find great jobs. We’ve worked with many people who have never sought job-search help from a recruiter before, and we ensure the process of finding a job with our help is as easy and stress free as it can be. To find out more about how our staffing agency can help you, give us a call today.