It is a difficult job market, but your recruiter (headhunter, employment agency - call them what you will but be nice) is there to help. They are overwhelmed with resumes and underwhelmed with job opportunities at the moment. While you want to stay fresh in your recruiter's mind, you don't want to stalk them or waste their time by applying for jobs where you don't qualify. So what's the best approach?

Research - Research recruiters before contacting them to ensure that they cover your field, industry, location and salary range. You can usually do this by visiting their website where they generally list their specialties. Some recruiters list current opportunities and filled positions which can give you an indication of what types of jobs they fill. Click here to read more.

Article by, Career Alley

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