If you have ever typed the phrase “job openings in Seattle” in your search bar, you know just how overwhelming and intimidating the results are. As a job seeker, there is no shortage of employment-related search engines and job posting boards at your fingertips. Despite the plethora of online tools to help you find your next career opportunity, there isn’t a substitute for a living, breathing, recruiter.

If you have yet to venture beyond your search bar and are curious of the benefits of working with a recruiter, here are four reasons to reach out for help with your next job search.


1 .  Working with a recruiter will help you to steer clear of the “application Bermuda triangle” where resumes are sent out but never acknowledged or talked about again. Recruiters can use their relationship with the hiring company to find out what you need to work on in order to be a more attractive candidate and secure jobs in the future.

2 . Interview anxiety plays a major role in being able to actually land a job. When you work with recruiters like those at Business Talent Solutions, you will have a contact who can help you to practice interview questions, review and edit your resume and learn about the company and the position that you are applying for.

3 . Finding a job is time consuming, especially when you are already gainfully employed. Rather than stressing about there not being enough hours in the day to search for a new job, alleviate some of the stress by working with someone whose chosen profession is matching candidates with careers. Let their passion and dedication lead you to your next career opportunity.

4 . Seasoned recruiters have built relationships with companies that they have matched candidates with in the past, and those relationships are just what you need to get ahead of the competition. Often times, companies will reach out to their favorite recruiters to find out if there are any possible candidates before posting the job. Rather than finding jobs online, be the first in line to interview for highly sought-after positions.

The next time you are making a career change, don’t conduct a Google search for jobs; instead, search for reputable recruiters in your area.