Should I hire a recruiter to help me with my environmental job search?

As with most questions about job searching the answer to the question, should I work with a recruiter, is not a simple straight-forward answer. 

Plenty has been said already about what recruiters do, who they are, and the pros and cons of working with one. That said, I am not going to reiterate that info here but rather share some articles that will be helpful to you to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not you want to try to work with a recruiter. 

The biggest thing to note is that aiming to work with recruiters is not a short-cut, thus, it should not be used to try to circumvent doing your own job searches and networking. 

Here are a few articles we think cover all the bases with the specific topics each contains: 

This article from Mac’s List answers the following questions:

  • What do recruiters actually do?
  • What do I get out of working with a recruiter?
  • What are recruiters not telling me?
  • Should I work with a recruiter?
  • What is the best way to work with a recruiter?

*Macslist is a certified B-Corp and we are happy to share their info


This article from TheMuse shares the following details about working with a recruiter for your first job. 

  • Optimize Your Resume and Cover Letter
  • Communicate Your Interests and Goals
  • Make It Easy for Recruiters to Advocate for You  

*We love the information that TheMuse shares about finding careers. Their info tends to be fresh and relevant compared to some other sources. 


This article from Career Sidekick says just about the same thing we would say, so thank you Biron Clark. 

  • There are two different types of recruiters
  • Who recruiters can help most in their job search
  • Who recruiters can help least in their job search
  • The right way to use a recruiter to help you find a job
  • How you can get hired by companies even if a recruiter won’t submit your resume
  • The 4 best ways to find a job without using a recruiter

Although prior to searching for resources for this article we had not heard of Career Sidekick, there seems to be a lot of good and free helpful advice there. 

There you have it, all the info you need to determine for yourself if seeking out help from recruiters is right for you. 


What else do you need answers to? Please see our other blog articles and the many free resources available on the resources page. 

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