FourFourSecond’s David Healy has a handy rundown of what a recruiting job is, what it means and why it’s important.
The job itself is a job offer.
It’s a call from the recruiter, asking you to do something for them, which you do by agreeing to work for them.
It may be a one-off offer, or a more frequent one.
There’s a fair bit of leeway when it comes to how long it takes to get an answer back.
As part of recruiting, the recruite asks you to attend an orientation.
You’ll do this by agreeing that you’re going to attend, which is usually when you’ll be offered a job, but you don’t need to do it immediately.
You can be asked to do more than one thing.
It can be for more than two or three reasons.
If you want to go to an industry event, or do something to promote your local club, then that’s a recruitment call, too.
But the biggest issue with recruitment calls is that you should always be aware that there’s a good chance you’ll get the job you want, so make sure you know that if you’re offered a recruitment job, it’s not just an offer.
As Healy explains, recruiters will often use different tactics to get you to sign up.
They’ll tell you you can be part of their ‘marketing’ (or whatever they call it).
This is the process they use to get your attention.
They may ask you to join a Facebook group where they can share some personal information.
They may even call you directly.
They might say that they need to speak to you about something specific.
And they may even try to persuade you to stay longer.
There are several different ways you can tell if you have a recruitment offer.
First, if you see a recruiter call you at work or in the supermarket, ask if you’ll take the job.
If so, you’ve got a recruiting offer.
If you see the recruitment call in your inbox, look for the number and type of the call.
There might be a phone number on the message.
If not, then it’s probably a call to a job recruitment company, not a job opportunity.
It’s also worth asking your employer if they have any job vacancies on offer.
This can give you a better sense of what the job looks like and what the pay is like.
If the offer is more than three weeks away, you should probably turn it down.
If it’s less than three days away, it might be worth looking into.
If there are vacancies, then they may want to call you again.
If they do, that’s the end of that conversation.
They could just call you for a follow-up interview, which might be on the horizon.
If they don’t call, then you’re not sure if it’s a genuine recruitment call or just a job advertisement.
Once you’ve answered the call, the next step is to sign on for the interview.
You could say yes, or refuse, but it’s worth asking them to confirm that you’ve taken the offer, so that you can make an informed decision about whether to accept it.
If the recruitor is telling you to ‘go home’ or ‘go elsewhere’, you might think that’s okay.
That’s not true.
If he’s telling you that you won’t be working for them for a while, that may not be a good thing.
If that’s all you hear, it may be time to consider what your options are.
There may be other jobs available, or you might even be offered something you’re interested in.
It all depends on how good the recruitment offer is.
But you need to make sure that you get the right job.