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Is it better to apply for a job through a recruiter?

One massive benefit of using a recruiter is that we can negotiate your salary for you. Salary can sometimes feel like a sticky topic as many candidates think that if they ask for more, the client may go with a less expensive applicant. Ultimately, as recruiters it is our job to know the market.

Do job recruiters take a percentage?

Do recruiters take a cut of your salary? Recruiters do not take a cut of your salary. The company the staffing agency places you at however does compensate the recruiter based on a percentage of your first year’s salary if the employer and recruiting agency have a contingency agreement in place.

Should I tell recruiter that I have other interviews?

You don’t have to tell an employer whether or not you’re interviewing with other firms at all, much less which firms they are! When you give up the names of other organizations you’re interviewing with, the recruiter will use that information to gain an advantage in the negotiation process.

Can you ask for time to think about a job offer?

Are you allowed to ask for time to consider a job offer? Absolutely. Employers understand job seekers may need to carefully consider the job before giving a final answer. If the organization is unwilling to budge, it could be an indication this isn’t the place for you.

Can you defer a job offer for a year?

Everyone has their favorites, of course. But sometimes the offer you’re really hoping for doesn’t come in right away, and you can even receive other job offers first. Deferring a job offer is perfectly acceptable, but the situation should be handled tactfully as not to burn any bridges.

How do you ask for more time to get a job offer?

Ask for More Time the Right Way: Express your thanks for the offer. Then, ask the hiring manager about a deadline for accepting. Follow Up on Outstanding Issues: Ask about benefits, vacation time, and so on.