4 Signs You’ve Found The Right IT Recruiter

IT recruiter in Toronto finding the right one.

The IT industry is still moving at exponential speed, so an IT job candidate can afford to be selective about what positions and offers they accept. The right IT recruiter can connect you with the best employment opportunities, but partnering with the wrong one can land you with a company that just isn’t a good fit for you. How do you know if you’re working with the right recruiter before you find yourself in the wrong position?

  1. Industry Experience

Before you’ve even spoken with someone from the recruiter’s office, you can see what kind of results they deliver from those who have worked for them. In this market, IT recruiters who make poor matches between professionals and companies don’t last long. If your recruiter is well-established and has companies and employees willing to vouch for them — it’s a good sign.

It’s quite possible that some of your connections have direct experience working with the recruiting company you’re considering. Reach out to find someone who can tell you about their personal feelings and experience with the IT recruiters. Ask them if the recruiting team listened to their goals, was honest about the hiring company, and if the recruiter respected their time.

  1. Stress-Free Communication

You probably have received messages from recruiters on all kinds of platforms. From the moment a recruiter talks to you, it should be clear that they have your best interests in mind and aren’t just trying to meet their quotas. They should care about you as an individual.

The right IT recruiter isn’t a hassle to speak with. You should never feel pressured to choose them, or to attend an interview you don’t think is a good fit.

You should also never be pressured to make a decision before you’ve had time to weigh the pros and cons for yourself. If you feel a position doesn’t align with your goals, your recruiter should always respect that.

The right IT recruiter will understand that your decisions dictate the next few years of your life, and in some cases, make-or-break your career. They will want what is best for you in the long-run because that is ultimately what is best for their business too.

  1. Honest Feedback

Usually IT recruiters have long-standing relationships with the client or employer they’re working with. So, they should be able to tell you a lot about the company, its culture, and the position’s details. After an interview, they should follow-up and be able to tell you the company’s feedback.

The right IT recruiter will also accommodate any adjustments from you. If your goals change, you shouldn’t be afraid to let them know. When you both speak honestly, you can trust each other, and that makes for the most productive partnership.

  1. Open to Competition

Every IT recruiter knows that IT professionals are inundated with opportunities. They should never try to stop you from working with other recruiters or from entertaining outside offers. That could negatively affect your career growth, and good recruiters will always want to heighten your career — not limit you.

That’s our strategy at Live Assets. We’re confident that our honesty and experience will win your trust, and connect you with an employer who truly views you as an asset. If you’re ready to take your next step, contact us or call (416) 572-1020. Check out our online job board or send us your resume to tech@liveassets.ca