Yes, recruiters can be demanding, harsh and downright strange – but if you want to get a job you need to know what makes them tick, says Graduate Fog.
Graduates have a love-hate relationship with recruiters. You love them when they offer you a job – but the the rest of the time you pretty much hate them.
You spend hours on your application – they never reply. You schlep miles to interviews and assessment centres – they say you lack experience. You fall in love with the idea of working for them – they break the news that you never will.
Job hunting can batter graduates’ self-esteem – and recruiters can be downright rude. Unfortunately, seeing the application process as a battleground between them and you won’t help you get a job. Whereas taking the time to understand them can seriously boost your chances. It can also make rejection easier to deal with, if you miss out on the prize this time.