Money plays a huge role in everyday life. But the importance of money is greatly magnified when you find yourself without employment and don’t know when you’ll get paid next or even where your next paycheck is going to come from. You have bills to pay. You need food to eat. And if you have a family that relies on you, you need to be able to provide for them as well. 

With money being a major issue, it’s not uncommon for job seekers who are new to the world of recruiting to ask: “How much is this going to cost me?” After all, the last thing you want to do is spend money to look for a job; you want to find a job to earn money! 

But don’t fret. The answer to this question is one you are sure to love – working with a recruiter does not cost you anything. Recruiters are not paid by job candidates for their services; they are paid by the company who hired them to fill their open position(s). 

Simply put, companies hire recruiters to find just the right individuals to fill full-time, contract or part-time positions. The main goal of a recruiter is to ensure that an employer is decidedly satisfied with the candidate placed in a position, and at the same time assure that the candidate is in a role best-suited to him or her. 

Recruiters essentially fall under two big umbrellas: internal and external. Their pay is broken down like this: 

  • Internal recruiters. They are typically referred to as “corporate” or “in-house” recruiters. Internal recruiters are paid employees of the company they represent. 
  • External recruiters. External recruiters are typically employees of a recruiting or staffing firm that help fill jobs for various employers. They are known by a variety of names: headhunters, management consultants, executive search firms, staffing companies/agencies, employment agencies, etc. The company they work for, not the employer with the open job(s), issues their paychecks. But they usually receive a placement fee from an employer when placing a candidate within their organization. 

A recruiter is a great resource for you to get your resume right to the hiring personnel. Company decision makers tend to trust a recruiter with whom they’ve built a long-term relationship.  As such, when a recruiter presents someone to them, they usually listen. 

Placing people is what recruiters do every day. So if you are seeking employment, it might greatly benefit you to connect with a recruiter or staffing firm in your area to see how they can help. And, as you now know, it’s FREE! 

For more information on hiring processes and other employment-related issues, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced recruiting team at Masiello. We strongly encourage you to reach out to us and tell us about your goals and needs. At Masiello, we listen, we learn, and we are committed to providing the best opportunities possible. Let us help.