Have you ever ever obtained a name from a headhunter or recruiter out of the blue? Generally, they’ll name your work telephone and depart a voicemail you weren’t anticipating. They’re recruiting for a brand new place. It’s one you haven’t heard about, however they wish to communicate to you. You don’t even know the way they obtained your identify, or your telephone quantity. The recruiter says, “I’ve a brand new place I’m attempting to fill. I wished to succeed in out to see if you already know anybody who may be .”
It’s all the time an odd name to obtain as a result of it’s such a shock. In case you’re like many individuals, you might begin to run via the record of your folks ‘may be .’ However, right here’s the factor. When the headhunter asks if you already know somebody who may be , they’re actually asking in case you may be . It’s a well mannered method of asking in case you would wish to be interviewed for the job. They solely wish to know in case you have a good friend in case you aren’t .
When you understand the actual query, you’ll most likely attempt to determine which response you wish to give. You might initially wish to say you aren’t . You aren’t searching for a job proper now. Issues are simply nice at work. Or, if you’re trying, you might wish to say no since you don’t have sufficient info. You haven’t seen a job description. You don’t know the way a lot the job pays or the place it’s situated. You don’t know a lot concerning the firm.
However, while you aren’t searching for a job can typically be the right time to seek out one. It implies that issues at your present job are most likely going fairly effectively. And, if that’s the case, you’ll have extra leverage in case you do land a job supply. You gained’t really feel pressured to take one thing that’s not the correct match in case you have a job that’s going simply nice.
Nonetheless undecided if the job is for you? One of the simplest ways to seek out out is to have the interview. When the recruiter asks if you already know anybody, allow them to know that you just want to be taught extra. You’d have an interest to talk with the hiring supervisor. Then, earlier than you interview, ask for the job description and analysis the corporate. In the course of the interview, ask inquiries to be taught extra.
Fairly often, job seekers inform me that they don’t wish to waste the corporate’s time. If the job didn’t find yourself being the correct match, they might really feel responsible. However, why? The corporate will interview many candidates who gained’t find yourself being the correct match. However, they wouldn’t know who to rent in the event that they didn’t interview them. How goes to an interview any totally different? And, how will you already know whether or not or not a job is for you in case you don’t be taught extra?
Among the finest items of recommendation I’ve ever heard is that this: “At all times take the primary interview.” You actually by no means know the place it’d lead you.
Angela Copeland is a Profession Coach and Founding father of Copeland Teaching and might be reached at CopelandCoaching.com or on Twitter at @CopelandCoach.