For many of us, the job search is a time-consuming process. Finding work takes between 3 and 6 months, according to the FlexJobs job search website, while securing an interview from just one job application is as low as 8.3%, and you may face 10 to 15 interviews before receiving a job offer. No wonder why so many of us find a job search challenging. 

Applying for jobs is a numbers game. The greater volume of applications should equate to more interviews leading to more job offers. However, what if you have applied for multiple jobs and are still not getting anywhere?

Why Recruiters Won’t Find You a Job?

Many people mistakenly assume that recruiters can find a job for them. The reality is companies outsource their recruiting to find suitable candidates. So, they are looking after their client’s best interests, not yours. 

By contrast, a reverse recruiter looks out for your best interests alone. These professionals will search for career opportunities in keeping with your aspirations and experience.

Who Will Help Increase My Chances in Finding a Job?

You may contemplate hiring a reverse recruiter, career coach, or professional resume writer who can all increase your chances of landing your ideal role. Let us break these three services down and define them and how they can help.

  • Reverse Recruiters:These professionals manage your entire job search, from applying for jobs on your behalf to leveraging in-house and outside networks to find relevant opportunities.
  • Career Coaches: They will guide you in making the right career choice, advising you on optimizing your resume and providing interview coaching.
  • Professional Resume Writers:Not only will these professionals advise you on improving your job search resources, but they will also create ATS-optimized resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover and thank you letters.

Each of these services meets a specific aspect of your job search. Let us drill down to take a look at them individually.

Reverse Recruiters

Reverse recruiters provide the most direct answer to the question,”Can I hire someone to find me a job?”. These people could be the ones that you need. Reverse recruiters manage the entire job search process saving you time and stress. 

They are your job-hunting experts. As noted above, these professionals actively apply for jobs and network for you. Unlike traditional recruiters, they are not working for a company to identify the best candidates. Instead, they find the opportunities that meet your specific needs.

Why strain to understand the intricacies of the job search when you have these professionals on your side?

A reverse recruiter can help you with the following:

  • Identifying jobs in your specific industry that address your requirements
  • Performing the arduous task of applying for jobs on your behalf
  • Leveraging their network and contacting outside organizations to engage with key decision-makers
  • Help you prepare for interviews while giving you valuable pointers for improving your self-presentation and confidence

There are a limited number of companies that offer this comprehensive service. Some companies only handle the application process on your behalf, while others provide a concierge-style service.

Career Coaches

Next up are career coaches. While these professionals don’t play a hands-on role as reverse recruiters, they provide valuable advice and coaching to help you calculate your next career move, highlight your strengths and weaknesses, and help you prepare for interviews.

Career coaches require more time commitment from you, as they expect you to come away from each session with homework, such as growing your LinkedIn network or applying for a certain number of targeted jobs. Think of them as your advocate, but like any coach in any other area of life, you’ll need to pick up the slack too. 

They are highly experienced professionals who will help you avoid mistakes during the job search process. This is a good option if you seek expert guidance and have time to manage your own job search process.

A career coach can help you with the following:

  • Advising on your next career move or finding the ideal role that suits your skills and experience
  • Implementing the right job search and networking strategies
  •  Preparing for interviews/interview coaching
  • Negotiating salary and benefits
  • Enhancing your presentation skills and overcoming mental stumbling blocks
  • Encouraging you and serving as your advocate throughout the job search process

Resume Writers

Resume writers are usually the go-to professionals that many people approach during their job search. There are over 50,000 resume writers in the US alone. Considering this, it is not surprising they are the most popular choice. With an ATS-optimized resume, you stand a better chance of getting an interview than without one.

Rest assured, if you find yourself stuck in a job search, Career Agents can provide the key to unlocking real opportunities. By combining 20 years of expert resume writing, career coaching, and reverse recruiting, (professionals who apply for jobs or network on your behalf speed up the job search), and before you know it, you’ll have so many offers that you won’t know which one to take. Yes, we can help you with that too.

A resume write can help you with the following

  • Producing a tailored ATS-Optimized resume with all the necessary keywords
  • Providing a well-written cover letter or thank you letter
  • Creating a LinkedIn profile that maximizes your visibility on the platform
  • Writing an executive bio
  • Providing career advice and the best way to market yourself

Our Career Management Program, Introducing Career Agents

A career agent or reverse recruiter will help you apply for your most desired roles while networking with organizations in your preferred locations. 

Why shouldn’t you have an agent if Hollywood and Sports Stars do?  A career agent can help you with career advice, job search methods, and interview preparation. They are your ideal advocate throughout the strenuous job search process. 

The beauty and value proposition that SuperStar resume brings is combining the skills of two specialist departments, reverse recruitment and resume writing, something very few companies do today. Both teams are accessible for meetings or answering any nagging questions that may pop up. For our selection of packages click here.

A few Takeaways

  • Superstar Resume offers all three services: Reverse Recruitment/Career Management. Resume Writing and Career Coaching.
  • Each of the above services focuses on a specific part of your job search. While reverse recruiters apply for jobs and network on your behalf, resume writers optimize your job search resources, and career coaches guide you strategically through the process.
  • Our Career Agents programs combine resume writing and reverse recruitment expertise to optimize your chance of finding your ideal role.