As Contingent Recruiters, it’s important to identify high calibre candidates and to prioritise your engagement with this top talent to agree a proactive plan of activity, aligned with their needs and potential on an Exclusive basis.

From a Candidate perspective, when should you agree a plan of action with a recruiter on an Exclusive basis?

Particularly in a market in which opportunities are more limited, it’s a distinct advantage to collaborate with a specialist professional.

How should you choose who to work with?

1. Ensure they’re a specialist in your field.
2. Agree with them your prioritised needs as realistic and achievable.
3. Confirm the list of companies matching your plan, with whom they’ll engage exclusively on your behalf. Their exclusivity, is for these specific companies.
4. Confirm a contact schedule to discuss activity.

Recruiters will allocate their time to work with those Candidates who they feel they’re most likely to place and with whom they have established a working relationship; so look to put yourself in this frame with your target Recruiters.

As a Candidate, it’s worth thinking about.

What’s your Top-Tier Candidate strategy as a Recruiter?

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