Whether job seekers want to change companies, completely change their field or if they're looking to get back into the workforce after a period of unemployment, a recruiter is there to help.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate in 2014 sits right around 6.2 percent across the U.S. As a recruiter, it's your job to help lower the unemployment rate by getting people back into the workforce.
Ways you can do that include:
Now, what about insurance?
Your client may have questions regarding what to do with their recent loss in health insurance.
The article, “Recently Unemployed? Here's What You Should Know About Health Insur...”, recommends making sure to get or stay insured even after a job loss.
Your client can get on a spouse's plan, keep their current plan through COBRA (though this is oftentimes very expensive) or get their own private, individual plan. As a recruiter, you should encourage your client to make sure they have their health insurance needs in place before worrying about finding a job.
Other things recruiters can recommend to their unemployed clients include filling their time with volunteer work (which looks great on a resume), getting in touch with former employers to see if they are hiring, looking for temporary or contract work (which can sometimes lead to a fulltime position) and, most importantly, keeping a positive attitude.
With both the right attitude and the willingness to work, a recruiter can easily land their unemployed client a consistent job to bring in some income.
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About the Author: Sarah Brooks is a freelance writer living in Charlotte, NC. New to the city, she enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the area. She writes on a variety of topics including small businesses, recruiting and personal finance.