Like your job? Great! Still be a candidate? Absolutely!
Do you like your job? Yes? Great!
Should you still be looking at new opportunities? Yes, probably…
You may not be unhappy or dissatisfied with your current job, but have you thought about the benefits of being open to other, perhaps better opportunities? Sometimes you just need help to pinpoint what would motivate you to make the move, whether that be money, work/life balance, advancement or just more challenging work. Whichever it is, finding the right opportunity is rarely easy and it can take up a lot of time and effort. One of the main benefits of being a passive candidate is that you can put all that in the hands of your recruiter.
Having a consultative interview with a recruitment consultant will prompt discussions around what kind of company you enjoy working at, your earning aspirations and the next steps you want to take on the career ladder. You might even find out things about yourself that you didn’t even know. In turn, your recruiter can give you an insight into the opportunities available that suit your profile and can help you design how you want your future career to look.
Once you have had these discussions, finding a new role can be as easy as a phone call to your recruiter every couple of weeks. If that perfect role comes onto the market, your recruiter will have your name at the top of the list and you’ll more than likely be considered for the role ahead of the rest of the candidate pool. You won’t need to worry about missing that advertisement deadline or being considered at the later stages of the process, putting you in a really advantageous position in the market. Furthermore, picking a recruiter that specialises in the area you wish to progress it gives you access to far more roles than you will have time to research yourself.
As a passive candidate, you will never be in a position where you feel forced into taking a role that isn’t completely right for you. As long as you are open to hearing about new opportunities you have the time to wait for the right one.