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Why Should You Update Your Recruiter if You Develop a New Skill or Qualification?

You’re working with a recruiter to pursue new career opportunities. Whether you’re actively searching for a new job or passively waiting for the right opening to come along, you’re excited to see what your recruiter can find.

During your initial meeting, you filled your recruiter in on all of your skills and experience. However, since you’re an ambitious person, you’ve made a point to learn and grow even more since then. Here’s why it’s important to let your recruiter know what you’ve been up to.

3 Reasons to Keep Your Recruiter Updated on Your Skills and Experience

Become a More Competitive Candidate

Adding a new skill or qualification to your resume can give you an edge on the competition. If you’re vying for jobs against candidates with otherwise similar skills and experience, boosting your credentials can only help matters. It’s important to tell your recruiter what you’ve learned, so they can accurately market you to potential employers. The last thing you want is to be inadvertently undersold, because your recruiter isn’t privy to your latest accomplishments.

Qualify for Additional Jobs

It’s possible your new skill or qualification will make you eligible for even more opportunities. Updating your recruiter on your recent learnings will ensure they’re able to open every possible door for you. This can allow you to have more positions to choose from — and one might be your dream job. Selling yourself short is always a bad idea, so make sure your recruiter has all your updated information.

Stay Connected on Your Career Goals

Acquiring a new skill or qualification can be a very big deal. It’s possible this experience has opened your eyes to something new you want from your career. Letting your recruiter know you’ve broadened your horizons is important, so they can help you adjust your job search accordingly. After all, having them help you look for new opportunities won’t be very productive if the two of you are no longer on the same page.

Ready to find a fulfilling new job you’re truly passionate about? HTSS, Inc. is here to help you find the perfect fit right here in the Lehigh Valley. Contact us today to get started!


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.