Many people looking for a job have only a vague or mistaken understanding of how recruiters and career coaches work.
The objective of this article is not to compare the positions…
…just some food for thought to help you clarify and manage expectations around the differences.
An analogy will help me explain that more easily.
Look at this retro-stylish US based car showroom!
Imagine that the candidate needs to be like a brand new car on the sale showroom floor. Think of the recruiter as the sales representative and think of the career coach as the raw material provider and manufacturer that takes the car to the showroom. The coach prepares the car and the recruiter close the deal…
The both of them are capital and complementary to support the candidate success…
How useful do you think it is to meet a recruiter if you are not fully prepared…?
How useful it is to be prepared if you don’t work with the good recruiter providing the best job opportunities…?
Let’s quit the beautiful showroom and have a look at the other differences…
Two services different but complementary concerning the solutions they provide. It is important to realistically adapt your expectations from the both of them, in order to be satisfied of the service.
Passionate by the recruitment industry, I am always ready to discuss about the fundamentals and the best practices of the profession. If you are representing a company or an individual, feel free to contact me and we will have a chat!