As the industry leader of staffing agencies in Houston, every year Clayton Services works with thousands of job seekers in Houston. Our Houston recruiters have compiled a list of things they recommend job seekers doing during their job search to increase the likelihood of landing their dream job.
Honesty Is Always The Best Policy
This seems like an easy one but it's a common mistake candidates make. Everyone has this idea they need to be 'perfect' candidate in order to find a great job. That is not the case and it's our recruiters job to help you look your best on paper. They can't do this if you'r providing them with false information. During the interviewing and throughout the qualifying process it is absolute vital to be as honest and transparent as possible. Don't sugarcoat or mislead recruiters regarding the reasons you've left past positions, employment gaps or your short/long term goals.
Maintain Constant Communication
Since not every applicant is placed in a job that same day, week, or month, it's extremely important to maintain a strong line of communication with your recruiter. Things to keep your recruiter updated on are: changes in your employment status, planned vacations, interview availability, etc. Not only will this help your recruiter personalize your job search but it also keeps you on the top of their mind.
Always Be Prepared To Phone Interview
The most important thing during a job search is making sure you're always ready to do a phone interview. We don't expect everyone to be able to interview in-person in a moments notice, but we do expect candidates to be able to do a phone interview. Whether you're working with a staffing agency to find employment or conducting your own job search - always being prepared to interview will pay dividends in the long run. You never know when you will be presented with a job opportunity that you don't want to pass up. The best way to prepare is to make sure you thoroughly know the content on your resume and to practice answering commonly asked interview questions. A simple search on Google can help you find some of the top interview questions employers are asking job seekers.
If a recruiter calls you with a job opportunity and you are unsure if you want it or not - be honest with them. Instead of not showing up to the job or ignoring your recruiters phone calls - be upfront and let them know if the job they're presenting to you is actually one that you want or not. It's better to decline a job opportunity than to not show up on the first day or leave an assignment early. No showing will often put you on a recruiter's 'Do Not Call List' - a place no job seekers wants to be.
As one of the most experienced staffing agencies in Houston, Clayton Services knows a thing or two about matching job seekers with great job opportunities at thriving companies in Houston. If you're stuck in your job search or simply don't know where to start, apply today at www.claytonpersonnel.com. Our Houston recruiters are ready to help!