Why You Should Use a Specialist Recruiter in 2022

The tech industry is ever evolving and expanding, and the pandemic has only heighted organisations need for innovation and transformative business operations.

In fact, recent research by Accenture has found that overall digital spend is projected to be 55% of the total IT spend by 2023, up by around 10% from 2021.

But what does that mean for those professionals working in the industry?

Yes, it means that there are a lot more opportunities out there, but it also means that there is a lot more noise – with hundreds of jobs being advertised, by numerous businesses and agencies, almost every day, the industry is becoming inundated.

How can you cut through the noise and find a job that will truly benefit you and your career, whilst capitalising on the industry boom? Well, we think that the answer lies in using a specialist recruiter.

Here’s our top five reasons why choosing to work with a specialist recruiter can help to elevate your job search, and your career:

1. Expertise

This one should be pretty obvious, but it’s not spoken about enough. Just as tech professionals spend their career becoming experts in the industry, so do specialist tech recruiters. They simply have to if they want to succeed in helping plug the skills gap in this ever-evolving space.

Specialist recruiters are those that have fully immersed themselves in the industry; they understand the nuances of what a business needs, what you do, and how you might fit into a role. Compare this to a recruiter who doesn’t have this understanding and its plain to see why a specialist consultant is much more capable of matching you with that perfect role.  

2. A personalised search 

It goes hand-in-hand with the above, having increased expertise in an industry increases the likelihood of a recruiter not just finding you one potential role, but being able to present you with a wide range of alternatives, all of which meet your requirements.

Forget being sent Developer roles when you’ve actually been a Site Reliability Engineer for a year, or being offered permanent roles when you’ve been contracting for your entire career. It might sound ridiculous, but with the speed at which the tech industry is evolving, situations like this aren’t unheard of. When working with a specialised consultant, you are much more likely to find that you are offered relevant and personalised roles that are genuinely of interest, and that will advance your career.

3. Speed 

Recruiters in the tech space understand the speed at which this industry moves. These recruiters realise that because they are working within such a fast-paced environment, they can’t afford to be lax with how they handle their processes.

As a result of this industry understanding, a specialist recruiter will push businesses for feedback, interviews, and for commitment. Fundamentally, your process with an industry expert will be more seamless.

4. Communication

There is nothing more frustrating than being approached about a role, expressing interest, and then hearing nothing further. It’s commonplace in the entire talent acquisition industry and probably one of the key irritants for any candidate. The good news? Specialist recruiters are working with a much smaller talent pool than generalist recruiters.

As a result of the digital skills gap, and the rising demand for tech professionals in the new year, recruiters are placing more emphasis on their candidates simply because they appreciate that they are a scarce resource.

You can guarantee that you’ll be top of their list to get back in touch with as soon as there is any news. Anyone working in the tech industry knows they’re a hot commodity, so choosing to work with people who appreciate that, and pay you that extra bit of attention during your job search, is only going to benefit you.

5. Increased reach

One of the main benefits about working with recruiters, especially specialised recruiters, is that they are known in their industry. Businesses frequently come to them with their hottest jobs, and they have access to clients and companies who might not even be advertising their roles themselves. Choosing to work with a recruiter means you also gain access to these unique opportunities.

You’ll directly benefit from a consultants’ increased reach in the industry. They will be working on jobs they want you to fill. So, you’ll be hearing about these opportunities as soon as they hit the market.

If you want access to the best jobs, a specialist recruiter is the way to go.

Whether you’re actively looking for a new role, or just like to keep an eye on the market, getting in touch with a recruiter can provide many benefits on top of what’s discussed here. 

To hear more about current industry trends or the exciting opportunities we are currently working on, get in touch with our specialist recruiters today!

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