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How To Communicate Job Expectations With Your Recruiter

Your recruiter has a tough job. They’ll be working hard to find the best fit that meets most or all of your expectations. The best way to ensure a strong job match is to clearly communicate what you need from the next stop of your career journey. Here are a few tips to get your plans together. 

Get Clarity On Your Short and Long-Term Needs

When you picture yourself in your next role, what is your greatest need? Compensation? Benefits? Another rung on the ladder of your upward path? Or will this be your final career resting place? Make sure your recruiter understands your overall goals to facilitate the best possible match.

It can be challenging to continue waiting out the storm if you need a job change with a quick turnaround. However, it’s important to calculate what you need later in the equation. If you’re looking for a specific position that meets your needs now but falls flat in a year or two, you’ll be back at square one. 

Set Expectations

We know it’s important that your time, experience, and skills are paid what they’re worth. Be honest and transparent with your recruiter about your needs regarding salary, benefits, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), health coverage – everything. This avoids wasted time with applications, interviews, and meetings for jobs that don’t fit the bill. 

A Culture Match Matters

If your dream role is offered in a company with a culture that isn’t aligned with who you are, you’ll find it hard to succeed. The likelihood that you’ll stick around drops exponentially in these scenarios. Emphasize with your recruiter the importance of the type of place you want to work and trust them to keep looking until they find it.

That’s what we do at IDR! Matching IT professionals with their perfect-fit roles. To learn more, contact our team today!

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