The IT job market is hot, so chances are a technical recruiter or two has probably reached out to you. And maybe you thanked them and said you’re not actively searching for a job. Or maybe you’re trying to decide whether or not you should respond to their message. Aren’t you interested in knowing what’s out there?
Talking to recruiters doesn’t mean you have to take them up on their current offer. It does mean that your skills and experience might be marking you as a hot commodity. It also means you might be making a connection that could be important to you in the future. Here are four reasons it can’t hurt—and might help—for you talk to an IT recruiter even when you’re not looking for a new job:
Choosing the Recruiter That’s Right For You
Don’t feel you need to work with the first recruiter that contacts you. Do a little research before establishing a relationship with one. Make sure the recruiter specializes in your specific area—your industry, your discipline, and your geographic area if you’re not interested in relocating. And don’t be afraid to ask questions or express opinions. Make sure he or she knows exactly what you’re looking for.
The next time you get a phone call or email from a recruiter, why not consider answering and seeing what develops? Or if you’re interested in starting a relationship with an experienced IT recruiter who will provide support throughout your career, call the team at Triumph Services today!