How to Get Recruiters to Come to You

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In an uncertain job market, it can seem impossible to get your foot in the door of a company you are interested in working for. Even for experienced job seekers with an impressive array of skills and experience, it can be tricky to get recruiters interested in what you have to offer. How can you boost your chances of being found by a recruiter who might have the perfect position for you?

According to a recent article in Fortune.com about “passive” job hunting many employees have indicated that they are staying where they are in 2014. These means that employers need to utilize new technologies to find the right candidates. Recruiters have become more proactive about looking for appropriate candidates, rather than waiting for the applicants to come to them.

Whether you plan to stay in your current position, or are interested in exploring other companies and options, an updated online presence is vital to the success of attracting job offers.

Techniques to locate candidates include data-based search tools and keywords in online resumes to find matching candidates. Instead of posting a generic online resume, customize it with strong keywords that recruiters would be interested in. Many companies use computer scanning software to screen resumes for keywords, so using the wrong keyword could mean your resume is not seen by human eyes. It is also important to publicize any side projects or special interests that would make your candidacy more appealing.

According to Shon Burton, CEO of HiringSolved, the emphasis of your job search should be on making it easier for recruiters to find you. “As a potential candidate, think about how you can showcase online what’s special about you” through an updated LinkedIn profile, a website, or a blog. Recruiters routinely use the internet and social media to identify potential candidates.

Even if you are not actively searching for a job at the moment, having an updated profile that showcases your unique skills can get you noticed and might result in a great job offer that you just can’t refuse.

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