What A Headhunter Does, And How They Can Help You Succeed

Job & Career by  Ariana Smith 30 December 2017 Last Updated Date: 28 February 2019

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It’s not always easy looking for a job, and making connections sometimes feel like luck-of-the-draw, nor is it easy for firms to hire the right employees. In the process, a perfectly suitable candidate might go overlooked by an employer looking to hire, a loss for both the employer and job seeker. This is why headhunters are crucial. A headhunter is a person who specializes in matching skilled and qualified individuals with appropriate jobs and positions, the liaison between the firms looking to hire and the people seeking jobs.

There are different types of headhunters:

Some are general, and others specialize in a specific field like legal – which this article will mainly discuss – or medical. The best headhunters are not only trustworthy and reliable, but they have experience in their field of specialty and deep knowledge of their industry. They are very important both to job seekers and employers, as they can recognize a client’s potential and even vouch for their capabilities in case a formal interview goes wrong. And because of their industry expertise, they can help job seekers succeed by offering interview tips, resume tips and information on their potential employers. They have a professional interest in seeing your career blossom and seeing you take steps up the legal ladder, landing better and better jobs.

The Canadian legal scene is home to headhunters who offer high-quality services to both law firms and clients, with some working at established recruiting agencies (you can visit The Heller Group to learn more about this kind of recruiter) or on a contract basis. Especially in the complex legal world, they help both clients and legal firms save energy, money, and time that could otherwise have been spent on more pressing tasks and cases.

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And it’s because of this that they’re as close to the employers as they are to the job seekers, fostering lasting relationships with law firms and individuals by providing the best candidates for the positions and the best jobs for clients, creating trust on both sides throughout the process. Headhunters have a vast of knowledge of the legal profession and the talents of their job seekers, thus providing the best judgment for the potential candidates both professionally and personally.

As mentioned, for job seekers, headhunters can also be a major help when it comes to your interview and resume. They can evaluate whether the resume in front of them matches the individual personality of the applicant, and if it doesn’t, they can offer pointers on how to better it. They also have an intimate knowledge of industry conventions when it comes to a resume, so they can ensure that it’s formatted correctly and professionally. They can also be adept at recognizing attributes and strengths initially unknown to the applicant that they may add to their resume to make it more appropriate to the job.

If you’re seeking employment for the first time out of school, or if you’re looking to advance your career, headhunters are the way to go. And across the aisle, if you’re looking for a job candidate who’s a good fit for your firm or company, headhunters are the way to go. For both job seekers and employers, the path to success is paved by headhunters.

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Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is a freelancer content writer and enthusiastic blogger. She is a regular contributor at The Daily Notes.

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