You’ve been working with a skilled recruiter for your job search, and they’ve found you the perfect placement. Now that you’re placed in an assignment you love, you might be wondering: How often should I check in?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but the general rule of thumb to follow is this: Check in with your recruiter regularly to make sure you’re both on the same page. “Regularly” can mean different things depending on the relationship you have with your recruiter, the assignment, and other factors, but keeping in regular contact is always recommended. Here’s why:
Your recruiter is your career advocate.
That means they want to keep in touch and find out what’s working, what’s not, and what could be improved. Your recruiter wants to know how your assignment is going as you go through it, not simply get feedback from you after the assignment has ended. This helps your recruiter to learn more about your preferences, job needs, and career goals moving forward. Next time you’re ready for a new assignment, the fit will be even better.
You’ll hear about new assignments.
When your current contract is getting close to wrapping up, it’s a good idea to stay in close contact with your recruiter to learn about new assignments you might want to take on. That gives you the best chance of getting your application in early and securing the role. Even if you’re happy in your current assignment and plan on extending it, it’s a good idea to stay abreast of other openings that are out there. You just never know when a great opportunity might come across your recruiter’s desk that you want to apply for.
You’ll nurture your relationship.
Remember: The relationship you have with your recruiter is one of the most important professional relationships you have. It’s important to stay in close contact in order to maintain it. As you learn, grow, and expand in your career, your recruiter is right there by your side, advocating for you and helping you to land the assignments that help you thrive. That’s much harder to do if you don’t speak regularly.
Are you looking for a new opportunity? Interested in partnering with a recruiter for your job search? That’s where Axiom Staffing Group comes in. Contact us today to learn more and get started.