30 Oct How to Find the Best Tech Recruiter for Your Organization
Finding a reputable tech recruiter might be one way to solve your job hunting woes. Imagine this scenario. You’re actively looking for a new position. But you have a full-time gig. You’ve heard horror stories about tech recruiters in Singapore, but you figured, you’ll give this a shot. How do you find a trustworthy and reputable recruiter?
Why you should use a tech recruitment agency
You’ve heard about the cybersecurity talent brain drain. But did you know that finding and hiring the ideal job candidate is tough for all industries? Which is why a number of companies are employing the help of recruitment firms in Singapore.
Here are some reasons why you should use a tech recruitment agency:
- Save time: Finding the right candidate is a tough, time consuming process. Agencies help your employees save time to focus on more important responsibilities on hand.
Additionally, agencies spend most of their time sorting through CV’s. They might already have your ideal candidate waiting for the right job. Which can help you save additional recruiting time!
- Better candidate quality: Unfortunately, not all HR executives and hiring managers are trained to hire for tech and cybersecurity specific roles. Especially in a non-tech organization.
Turning to an IT recruitment agency in Singapore might just be the answer to finding a trained candidate.
- Additional security: Here’s the thing, candidates are flaky people. You might have invested all that time finding the right hire…only to have them drop out at the very last minute. And you’re back to square one.
Outsourcing your hiring needs will not only help you save time. But a recruitment agency will be able to provide additional candidates to help fill your job opening, should a candidate drop out during the interview process.
Are you interested in outsourcing your hiring needs to a reputable tech recruitment firm? Follow our guide below for information on how to find the best recruiter for tech:
1. Find recruiters with active knowledge in the tech industry
Here’s one thing you might not be aware of: not all recruiters in Singapore charge a premium. However, they might be charging another precious item: your time. Which is why, finding a recruiter with an active and working knowledge of the tech industry is imperative!
Most recruiters are pattern matches. They’re looking for matching words, skills, and languages on resumes that meet the criteria the clients are looking for. Think of recruiters as scanners – who spend their day reading through hundreds of CV’s each day. Unfortunately, it is hard for “scanners” to find some candidates positions.
A good tech recruiter is someone who is a great “scanner” and a technician. They’re also great communicators; a skill not many in the recruitment field is equipped with.
2. Ask for referrals
After all, we live in a modern world where reviews and referrals are number one. However, whether or not a good tech recruiter will come through your referrals, depends on how strong your professional network is.
Linkedin is a good way to find referrals as well as suggestions, comments, as well as reviews to help you find a tech recruiter. Alternatively, a quick Google search could also provide you with some great results.
3. Think like a candidate
A good recruiter will hire good job candidates. Which is why it pays off if you start thinking like one. Job portals are a good place to help you find a reputable recruitment agency, but websites like Linkedin might also be useful. A simple search of the term “recruiter” and even “tech recruiter” on Linkedin might be a good way to kick things off.
Networking is also a useful method to find trustworthy tech recruiters. Keep in mind that recruitment agencies are also on the lookout for clients (you)! An easy way to network with recruiters is by attending local tech conferences and events. We guarantee you’ll gather a number of business cards to exchange!
4. Follow the creative “yellow brick road”
Here’s the thing, recruitment agencies want to be found. Both by candidates and of course, potential clients. One way for agencies to stand out amongst other competitors online is by creating content (i.e. articles and videos). A quick YouTube and Google search for recruitment and tech related articles might lead you to your ideal recruiter.
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5. Find a recruitment agency with the ideal working culture
The best recruiter is one that thinks and hire like you would. Which is why we believe that finding a recruitment firm whose working culture meshes well with yours is a good way to determine that. Thankfully, with the help of social media, you’ll be able to get a glimpse into the working lives of some well-known recruitment companies.
Pro-Tip: This will also be a great time to find out if the agency has a good social media presence. Ideally, you should pick an agency with a regular posting schedule, as well as great social media presence. Additionally, agencies with a bigger following usually means that it has access to a larger pool of candidates.
6. Compare prices
Like any form of service out there, the best recruitment agency is useless if you cannot afford its services. Which is why we recommend seeking pricing quotes from several agencies to help you compare the prices.
Recruitment agencies rarely advertise their prices on their websites. The best way to find out the price tags of such agencies is by making an appointment. What you should do is prepare a list of a few relevant agencies and send them an inquiry. Don’t forget to ask for detailed information such as services, terms, and prices.
7. Check the expertise
You’re almost there! The last and final thing to do is to check out the expertise of your top agencies. Research is key to helping you find the best tech recruiter for your organization.
Look out for client testimonials, client list, and candidate testimonials. These are telling signs to help you decipher if the agency has the required expertise and experience to hire for your organization.
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