Why Do So Many Tax Recruiters Never Listen To You?
Published 4 months ago by Medet Ali
“Why do these idiots keep telling me about jobs I have no interest in? I have told them what I want, why won’t they listen? Why won’t recruiters listen?”
Does that sound familiar?
You can spend anything up to an hour explaining to a tax recruiter what is important to you. You can spend all that time telling them why you are looking to move, your frustrations, your needs and what’s important to you in your next role.
That’s up to 60 mins of your life you will not get back and countless hours in wasted interviews.
The recruiter should be listening, but really what they’re doing is waiting long enough to “sell you” on their open positions.
So why don't recruiters listen?
Their goals do not necessarily align with yours.
A lot of recruiters aren’t measured by how happy their clients are.
A lot of recruiters have targets to meet.
Targets that have nothing to do with customer satisfaction or providing a high level of service.
They have numbers to hit and jobs to fill.
For many of them, their work is more like an assembly line rather than a catered service to you.
They want you in and out of the door as soon as possible so they have another tick in their record.
It’s not necessarily their fault, either. They have managers who are under pressure to perform and who pass on that pressure to their consultants.
They have the time and focus they need to spend on making you feel welcome, but when that’s done, you’re effectively treated as just another name on the list.
With a lot of agents who work this way, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.
If that sounds dumb, that's because it is.
Why do most of my industry still work this way despite evidence that suggests it leads to high levels of dissatisfaction?
Why do employers make you stay late, with no benefits other than “it looks good?”.
Why did Coco-Cola change its best-selling recipe?
I have no idea.
This is how we work:
You tell us what you want from your next move.
We match you to employers that fit your unique requirements regarding career aspirations, desired culture, and location.
We prepare you for the interview.
You receive an offer from an employer of your choice.
We negotiate a package you are happy with.
You launch into the next phase of your tax career.
Simple, easy and stress-free. Recruitment as it should be.
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