How did it go? You just had your first conversation with a recruiter – now what? Whether it went great or not-so-great, there’s always something you can do to maximize the potential of that conversation and put yourself in the best possible position for future interviews. If you just had your first conversation with a recruiter, here’s what you need to do to make sure you’re getting the most out of that contact, as well as what you need to be doing before and after that meeting to better prepare yourself for upcoming interviews with hiring managers and recruiters alike!

Hello, future job-seeker!

We’re glad you’re here. In this post, we’ll talk about the first conversation you had with a recruiter and what happens next. Specifically, : 1) Send an email thanking them for their time.

How to follow up with a recruiter

It is important to follow up with the recruiter after your first conversation. The best way is by emailing them and thanking them for taking the time out of their day to meet with you. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and showcase yourself as a knowledgeable candidate, because it shows that you are serious about the position. Keep in mind that recruiters are usually very busy so following up quickly demonstrates your interest in the company. If they respond with another meeting then follow the same steps until they make a hiring decision. If they tell you there is not going to be an interview then thank them and wait until they contact you again if there are new openings.

Things to avoid doing when following up with a recruiter

-Don’t be a pest. There is a difference between being persistent and being annoying. Be persistent, but not a pest.
-Don’t be overly personal. No recruiter wants to hear about your weekend plans or the status of your love life. Stick to the facts: what you are looking for and why you would be an excellent candidate for their position.
-Don’t beg or plead your case constantly. If the interviewer needs more time or has questions they need answered, they will contact you when they’re ready.
-Don’t assume that recruiters know how talented you are just because they didn’t call back immediately with a job offer. Remember that there might be several people vying for one open position and it could take some time to work through all those candidates before deciding who to hire.

So, now that you have a better understanding of what recruiters do and what they’re looking for, it is your turn to be prepared. Make sure you’ve done your research on the company for which you are interviewing, know what questions they’ll ask you in the interview, and have an idea of some questions that may be asked as well. The more information you can bring with you when meeting with a recrucer, the better off you’ll be.


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