How a Tech Recruiter Can Help You Get Hired in Your Dream Job

Are you looking for your dream job? With more tech opportunities arising all over the world, people looking for a career in tech are spoilt for choice. So whether you are looking for career progression or considering a change in profession now could be the perfect time.

The increase in tech job vacancies and the accompanying lack of people to fill them is known as the tech talent gap. It can be broadly attributed to three factors: the rise of home working as a result of the pandemic, which effectively removed borders for highly sought-after opportunities, as well as people to fill them; the rapid growth of digital; and the Great Resignation, which saw unprecedented numbers of people leaving roles amid increasing demand.

According to leading tech recruiter Motion Recruitment, the tech talent gap does not necessarily make it easier for people to land their dream job. It’s all about choice and sometimes, too much choice isn’t a good thing. Too much choice can lead job seekers to unconsciously leap to the first opportunity, or be swayed by seemingly too good to be true packages. A tech recruiter can help to redress that balance, offering you a little perspective in your search and helping you to find – and land – your dream job.

Industry insight

You might subscribe to online job ads, or keep an eye on LinkedIn. Or you may be new to tech recruitment and be at the beginning of your journey to find your dream job in tech. Whether you have relatively little or a lot of insight and understanding of the tech world and its recruitment opportunities, we can guarantee that your knowledge is a fraction of that of a tech recruiter. It is your job to do your job, whatever that may be. It is your recruiter’s job to know your industry inside out, from a recruitment perspective. They will know of the current and upcoming trends in tech recruitment.

Blowing your trumpet

There is a fine line between arrogance and confidence and people usually tend to be cautious so that they don’t tip into arrogance. With tech recruiters, you don’t need to worry about being humble. It is their job to showcase your skills and emphasise to clients that you are the right person for the job. Once they have demonstrated your suitability for the role, it is your job to secure the position via the recruitment process.

A recruitment agency will also offer an honest assessment of your skills and employability. From social media profiles to your CV, they will be able to give you an objective opinion on where you sit on the employability scale, and what you can do to boost your opportunities.

It’s in your interest to land you your dream job

Consider recruitment like any other hospitality or customer service job. If you go to a restaurant, the staff aren’t just there to prepare and serve you food and drink because they enjoy it. You are paying them for the meal and service, and if you rate your experience, you will tell others about it and come back another time. As a result, they get more customers, get to serve more great food, and most importantly, generate more income.

It is the same with tech recruiters. If you pick the right recruiter, they will undoubtedly love their job, be brilliant at it, and take great pride in it. However, that is not the only reason why they want to get you the best job. They need to get you the best job as it makes them look good. And if they look good, and prove that they are great at their jobs, they will get more clients. So, it is in their interest to not just land you a job, but help you to get a job that you will be good at, and stay in.

You are not alone

Even in situations where there are plenty of job opportunities arising at the moment, applying for a job can be stressful and intimidating. Plenty of people don’t feel comfortable putting themselves out there and having to not only sell yourself but prepare for potential rejection can be tough. By going through a Salt Lake City recruitment firm, you know that someone has your back. You will naturally feel more confident, because a particular role or organisation has been matched to you by your recruiter based on your skills and ethos. What’s more, because your recruiter will be familiar with the organisation that you are applying to, they will be able to give you a heads up on things that are likely to help you to stand out among your competitors.

It’s not what you know…

Well, maybe it is what you know, but it helps who you know, too. The best way to find a great new job opportunity is through networking with friends, family and colleagues. But if you don’t have connections, it can be hard to break into a new industry or organisation. A tech recruiter can do that for you. They will have an ear to the ground for upcoming opportunities from companies that are great to work for. They will also have a good insight into the companies that have quicker staff turnover and less reasonable demands on their employees.

Recruiters don’t just know what is going on in the industry, they know organisations well enough to know what they expect from their employees, and vice versa. This means that if they handpick you for a job, you can be sure that it will meet your needs, and that you can fill the role with confidence.

The recruitment agency route may be useful for people who are new to the tech industry, or those who have been in the same company for some time, so who may be a little rusty. Whatever situation you find yourself in, there is nothing to lose from approaching a few tech recruiters and talking to them about how they work, and what opportunities they envisage being out there for you.

If you are not satisfied in your current post and considering a move, remember that there is no obligation to take a job. However, if you don’t have a look and see what is around, you may miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.