Job Applicant QuestionsCategory: ApplicationWhat do recruiters do?
Alena McConnell Staff asked 8 years ago

I was going to apply for a job, but it looks like I have to go through a recruiter first? What do they do, and is this going to help me or hurt me?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 8 years ago

Job recruiters are often hired by large companies to assist the company find qualified applicants. They act as a go between for job seekers and the company themselves so that management at the company has a better candidate list when it comes time for interviews. It’s basically a way of screening applicants to make sure that only those that are best suited for the job get in-person interviews. Going through a recruiter will neither help nor hurt you, but because it adds an extra step to the job search, it might slow down the process of getting hired a tiny bit if it is a smaller company. Big companies find that it actually helps them find better candidates faster, though.