Why You Should Work With a Recruiter to Find a Job
Up until now, you’ve always navigated your job search. So far, it’s worked out pretty well for you, but there’s always room for improvement. You’re ready to take the next step in your behavioral health career, and you’re thinking about teaming up with a recruiter, but you’re not quite sure.
The thing is, recruiters fill open positions for a living. Helping candidates find their dream jobs is what they do, so it only makes sense to take advantage of this opportunity — and candidates pay nothing for this service. Here are a few reasons to find your next job with a recruiter.
Behavioral Health Jobs Are In Demand
This is a great time to work as a behavioral health professional. For example, the demand for psychologists is expected to increase by 14% through 2028, compared with 5% for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You might think plenty of job opportunities eliminates the need for a recruiter, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. A plethora of openings at your fingertips can make it harder to choose the right one. Having a recruiter on your side can be invaluable because they’ll help you make the best decision for you.
You’re Seeking Flexible Opportunities
Life doesn’t always fit a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. work schedule. If you’re looking for a temporary or temp-to-hire job, a recruiter can help you find the right fit. Many behavioral health professionals think these types of positions do not exist or feel like they have to take the first one they find because it’s likely the only one out there. This couldn’t be further from the truth, so allow a recruiter to help you find your perfect fit.
You’re Not Sure Where You’re Headed
If up until this point, your career hasn’t had much structure, a recruiter can help you change that. They’ll work with you to figure out what you want and exactly what you need to do to get there. Whether you’re a career changer or someone who has been in the behavioral health field for years — but still haven’t found a specialty — they’ll help you find your path.
You Know Exactly What You Want
Working with a recruiter is also ideal for behavioral health professionals with a very distinct career plan. If you know exactly what you want in a new job and employer, a recruiter can help you find a position that checks all your boxes. You’re far too talented to settle for anything less than everything you want.
You’re Ready to Take on a Very Big Job
The next career move you make is going to be a big one. You’ve been in the behavioral health field for years, and you’re ready to take your career to an executive level. Working with a recruiter is a fantastic idea because many employers post top jobs exclusively through staffing firms. This could be your only chance to find your dream job, so don’t miss out, because you insist on a solo search.