Should You Work with a Technical Recruiter?
The job search process can be daunting. To find the best career possible, you must update your resume and network heavily. Even more, it’s a good idea to professionalize your LinkedIn profile and write a solid cover letter. Some people opt to work with a technical recruiter to help alleviate some of the pressure involved with the job search.
Mac & Fulton Talent Partners is the leading technical recruiting service in the hydroponics and horticulture industry. With years of experience in these fields, we have conducted searches for countless technical positions – including Greenhouse Designers, IT Specialists, and Horticultural Lighting Engineers. Even more, we have placed many technical salespeople in the industry.
If you work in a technical field and are unsure if you need a technical recruiter for your job search, we wanted to walk you through some important criteria to help you decide.
What is a Technical Recruiter?
If you were not aware, recruiters generally work in a 3rd party capacity to help businesses find new employees. To illustrate, a hydroponic equipment company might reach out to M&F Talent to have us search for a new salesperson. Upon placing a candidate with our client, we make a small fee on the hire.
Looking at technical recruiters, these individuals specialize in specific technical areas such as engineering, chemistry, science, and information technology. In order to be successful, technical recruiters must be experts in the fields within which they work. Especially in highly specialized fields like engineering, recruiters much match extremely specific hiring criteria with certain candidate aptitudes. Needless to say, this is not an easy job.
The staffing services at M&F Talent are spearheaded by our Principal and Lead Recruiter Mike Ruane. Before starting M&F Talent, Mike worked as a technical recruiter in the engineering field for over 10 years. Today, he is widely regarded as the top technical recruiter in the hydroponics, horticulture, and cannabis industries.
How Well Do You Explain Your Skills?
If you are unsure whether you need to work with a technical recruiter, you should consider how well you describe your talents to others. While many people are good at their jobs, they aren’t necessarily great at explaining their background on a resume or discussing their strengths and weaknesses during an interview. This notion is particularly true for more introverted people who tend to work in engineering or IT.
A technical recruiter will give you fresh eyes on your resume and help you craft it to better match your job search. Even more, they will work with you to help you “flesh out” applicable skills that you might have forgotten to include in the first place. All things considered, technical recruiters can be a huge help when it comes to understanding and explaining your most sought-after competencies.
Are You Good at Networking?
Finding your dream job takes more effort than simply posting your resume on a job board or completing an application. Especially when you start getting into higher-level positions, getting out there and “shaking a lot of hands” is critical in finding the right position. However, many more technically-minded people don’t have the type of extroverted personality needed to effectively network.
Partnering with a technical recruiter is a great way to get help with networking on the job search. The best recruiters are great with people and have a knack for sales. As such, they can alleviate much of the anxiety that comes with the job search.
How Competitive is Your Field?
A final point to consider is the competition in your given job market. Importantly, if you are looking for a new job in an oversaturated market, you probably need all the help you can get.
A good technical recruiter will give you the advice needed to help you stand out against your competition. Not only will a recruitment specialist help you with your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile, but they might even give you a personal recommendation.
Contact M&F Talent
Mac & Fulton Talent Partners is the premier technical recruiting firm in the hydroponics, horticulture, and cannabis industries. If you would like to learn more about our business, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.