When you’re in the process of job hunting, you might come across people advertising themselves as a career recruiter or a career coach. While these two terms sound similar, they actually describe two very different services. Here’s a quick breakdown of the difference between the two.
What is a Career Recruiter?
A career recruiter (or job recruiter) is someone who finds qualified candidates and matches them with open job positions.
Recruiters are most often used by those who are seeking a new position, recently graduated or who are looking for part-time or seasonal positions in addition to their current position.
A recruiter will help match you with an existing job position.
What is a Career Coach?
A career coach is someone who helps you hone skills like resume writing, career planning or negotiating/interviewing.
A career coach will not match you with a specific job but instead help you develop skills to give you a leg up when searching for jobs.
A career coach will help you hone your skills to better find a job in the future.
How to Use a Career Recruiter
If you’re seeking a new position, you’ll want to find a career recruiter. Look for a recruiter that specializes in a specific industry, versus a more generalized recruiter. On their website you’re likely to find job postings that are more relevant to your experience.
Using a job recruiter for manufacturing positions can be more effective than relying on large websites like Indeed or Monster. Large websites aggregate data from across the nation and industries, whereas a recruiter ONLY posts jobs within a certain area and for certain positions.
For example, Strom MN focuses on highly skilled positions within the manufacturing industry.
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Strom Minnesota is an engineering and technical recruitment agency that specializes in high-skilled job candidates for highly technical positions. We facilitate contract employment, project staffing, temp-to-perm and direct hire opportunities. Industries served include IT, engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and manufacturing. We are affiliated with Strom Engineering, a national staffing and recruitment agency.