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As you’ve probably noticed, we’re in the midst of a talent shortage. The post-COVID “Great Resignation” has employees leaving their jobs in droves, and organisations struggling to find qualified candidates.

In the vet industry, the talent shortage is a full-on drought. Unemployment in the sector may be the lowest it’s ever been. Jobs are everywhere—so why should you work with a recruiter?

It’s a good question—and there’s more than one good answer. Here are five.

#1—You’ll get access to the secret “hidden job market”.

There are job opportunities you’ll never find in online job postings or ads. Only recruiters know about them, because the employer wants to keep their search confidential. If you’re not working with a recruiter, you’ll never hear about these opportunities… no matter how great the job market is.

#2—You’ll save time and energy.

Whether you’re a vet, nurse, receptionist or vet tech, you’re probably extremely busy at work and tired when you get home. In fact, the pressure you’re under may be part of why you’re looking for a new job. But with limited time and energy to spend on the search, you could be trapped in your current role for a long time. A recruiter will do all the legwork for you.

#3—You’ll gain inside info on employers.

Recruiters get to know their clients inside out, understand how they tick, and often have info about their public knowledge. If it’s relevant to your job search or career, you’ll get to know this information, which will stand you in better stead at interview.

#4—You’ll get help negotiating a good salary.

Most people don’t have to negotiate a starting salary that many times in their lives. Recruiters do it for a living, and they can use their knowledge and experience to get you the best possible offer.

#5—You’ll get the latest on what’s happening in the vet industry.

Working with a vet recruiter isn’t just about your next job. It’s about growing your whole career the way you want to, with the employers you want to work for. The more information you have access to, the better your chance of achieving your dream career. An experienced recruiter can provide that information, along with invaluable guidance and expertise.

Intrigued? If you’d like to discover more about how we can help you win your dream job, always free of charge, get in touch for a chat today.

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