Knowing when it’s time to ask for help with your IT job search
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Do you need to be persuaded to use the tools that are available? There’s a story about a person who owned a wonderful exercise tool called an elliptical trainer. It sat in her garage for three years under a tarpaulin. A friend asked “Why don’t you sell that or give it away?”
The owner replied that she walked her teacup poodle around the block twice every day for exercise. The machine was for the day she decided to step up her game.
“You know, if you were ever going to use it,” her friend observed, “you would have done so already.”
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Frank Sinatra reached some incredible highs in his life, but also experienced some profound low points. Everything that happened was entirely on him because he refused to ask for help. Whatever occurred, for Frank it was always “My Way”.
There is no shame in utilizing the resources that are available to you. In point of fact it shows perspicacity, fortitude, and wisdom to recognize an advantage when it is presented to you. Winners don’t ignore clout, leverage, tools, or assets because of vanity—that’s why they’re winners.
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Dallas Technical Jobs
The Dallas technical job market may be booming but that doesn’t necessarily mean that jobs are advertised. Most companies will not trouble themselves with advertising, sorting through candidates, organizing interviews, or even engaging in this whole elongated, tedious process to find a new team member.
Companies consult professional recruiters because they have a ready supply of qualified candidates. Not only does this free up HR personnel for the company, but the recruiter only sends three or four highly qualified candidates, so the recruitment process is substantially shortened. This saves a company the cost of covering the position while the search is ongoing, and gets them back up to full capacity more quickly. It is a win-win scenario.
If you work with a recruiter for a technical job in Dallas, this becomes a win-win-win scenario. Your search will be over sooner, and you’ll have a great job that suits you personally, and a corporate culture that matches your style for increased job satisfaction.
It costs nothing to use the services of a recruiter. The companies doing the hiring foot that particular bill so this is a free service for you.
Another consideration is that you probably still have a job that consumes 40 hours or more per week of your time. How much energy do you have left at the end of the day to dedicate to your job search? Wouldn’t you rather receive an e-mail or phone call from the recruiter saying that they had a position they thought you would be suitable for? Of course you would.
A recruiter’s recommendation also carries a lot of weight. In a large crowd you are not very distinctive. If a recruiter says “this is the person you ought to look at”, you are getting an interview, and possibly a job.
Additional advice from a recruiter will let you know the best approach, and the expected salary range, so that you don’t sell yourself short. They can even negotiate on your behalf.
If you’re looking for a technical job in Dallas, technical recruiters are the way to go. Check it out today.