How The AG Recruiter Helps Job Seekers and Candidates and What to Expect
If you are a professional within the Agribusiness Industry, it is a good idea to send your resume to The AG Recruiter. You don’t have to be actively searching for a new position to have your resume on file with us. Once you send your resume to us, we will keep it on file and will consider your qualifications for our open positions and will contact you if we have a suitable position that matches your background and career goals. We may at some point have the ideal situation for you, whether it is next week or next year.
Our business is making the best match between employers and candidates. We come across new and interesting job opportunities daily and some of these opportunities are in the hidden job market, and you won’t be aware of them anywhere else. We have helped hundreds of professionals advance in their careers. Tell us your career goals and we will let you know if we come across a great job opportunity for you.
Making a job change is a personal issue that impacts your whole life. If we feel we can help you, we spend time getting to know you and to understand your career goals. As you develop a relationship with our recruiting team, you will have confidence in our ability to represent you to potential employers.
The AG Recruiter is a full service executive search and recruitment firm and not a job board. Your profile and resume will be viewed by professional recruiters who understand the importance of confidentiality when making a job change. There is no cost to use our services if you are a candidate or job seeker. Our fees are paid by the employer.
We have assisted many large and midsize companies in recruiting senior level management personnel as well as have helped start up companies build their entire teams. We have been told by clients that we have one of the highest success rates in the industry in finding top talent for critical job openings.
Our placements include Board of Directors Members, and other important critical roles including: General Manager, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Chief Scientific Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Veterinary Officer, Chief of Staff, Head of Research and Development, Sr. Vice President, Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Products, Vice President, Commercial Director US Operations, Associate Director of Vaccine Design Group, Sr. Director of Business Development, Director of Technical Services, Director of Biologics, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Director of Product Development, Director of Safety and Efficacy, Director of Genetics, Medical Director, Director of Marketing, Director of Sales, Regional Sales Manager, Sales Representative, Technical Services Veterinarian, Manager of Pharmacovigilance, Product Development Manager, , Senior Principal Scientist, Veterinarians, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Manager of Technical Services, Technical Services Veterinarian, Medical Director, Territory Sales Rep, Regional Sales Manager, Senior Principal Scientist, Product Development Manager, Marketing Manager, Product Manager, Brand Manager and Director of Sales.
What you can expect after The AG Recruiter receives your resume.
Please understand we may only be able to help you if you have experience related to the positions for which you are inquiring. We receive a large volume of resumes daily, which requires us to adhere to a standardized method of evaluating and responding to each resume we receive. Each resume is reviewed and evaluated in terms of the specific position applied for and in terms of place ability with current and future searches.
If we believe we can help, you will receive a phone interview. If this interview goes well, typically your qualifications will be considered for each of our searches that meet your and our guidelines.
Your resume and profile will be evaluated upon receipt. If we are unable to consider you for immediate searches that match your experience, location and salary requirements, your resume will be entered into our database for future consideration.
It may be that we do not have a position for which we can consider you. Please do not be offended, we simply are unable to help everyone who contacts us.
Please do not send more than one resume. Your resume will be reviewed and considered for all searches in the context of your and our guidelines.
Please do not follow up on your resume. Let us contact you as needed. Time prevents us from taking all calls.
If we cannot help you, reasons may include:
- Experience outside of our normal disciplines or industries served
- Lack of minimum education required by the client company
- Not enough experience or too much experience for a given position
- Lack of eligibility to work in U.S.
- Inability to relocate
- Compensation requirements above the normal range for your experience
- Frequent job changes
For Candidates and Job Seekers:
Answers to frequently asked questions.
Why use a professional recruiter?
How can working with a professional recruiter benefit me? A good recruiter can help boost your career potential. Recruiters do more than land good jobs. They can also provide career advice. During this Internet era with thousands of job boards and online recruiting sites, the idea of working with a recruiter may seem unneeded, however, nothing could be further from the truth.
Consider this: A study conducted by the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment indicates that recruiters are involved in about half of senior-level job changes.
Candidates who use the services of a professional recruiter have the inside scoop about the company, the position and the intangible factors that the hiring managers would like to see in a candidate. Recruiter presented candidates are also better prepared for job interviews which puts them at an advantage over candidates who are not working through the recruiter.
Recruiters have access to jobs not advertised on the Internet or elsewhere.
Recruiters provide career guidance and interview advice.
What can a recruiter do for me?
A recruiter can help broaden the scope of your job search. They provide you with access to new career opportunities you wouldn’t have on your own. Some companies hire search and recruiting firms because they don’t have the time or the resources to conduct the search themselves and prefer the expertise a recruiter brings to the hiring process. Often companies don’t advertise certain job openings because they don’t want to sort through hundreds of resumes. Recruiters handle confidential searches that a company would not publicly post. A recruiter can save time by eliminating unsuitable jobs that don’t match your qualifications or career goals.
A recruiter can help you prepare for your upcoming interviews. You will learn who will conduct the interview, as well as obtain insight into personalities and what areas of your experience you should emphasize or avoid discussing during the interview. Most people can obtain information about the company beforehand, but your recruiter will likely have details regarding why the position is open, or what happened to the individual who formerly had the position. Your recruiter is expected to be able to provide you with information you couldn’t obtain elsewhere.
Once a recruiter has identified a suitable candidate, they will coach their candidate throughout the job search process. Recruiters also assist in negotiating salary with employers. This allows the interactions with the employer to focus on you and the qualifications you bring to the table. The recruiter often negotiates on your behalf during salary discussions. Even though the employer pays the recruiter’s fee, it is in the recruiter’s best interest to make sure you obtain a compensation package that you deserve. The recruiter’s goal is for the final outcome to be a win-win for both parties; both the employer and candidate.
Should my recruiter specialize in my industry?
Yes. You have a better chance of being placed in the position you desire by working with a recruiter who specializes in your chosen field.
It is important to note that in job markets with low unemployment rates and an enormous demand for qualified employees, many new recruitment firms have popped up, however companies with established records will probably have more solid industry contacts.
Questions to ask your recruiter:
- Do you specialize in my particular industry? You have a better chance of being placed in the position you desire by working with a recruiter who specializes in your industry.
- How long have you specialized in my market niche? With low unemployment rates and an increasing demand for qualified employees, many new recruitment firms have popped up, however, companies with established records will likely have more solid industry contacts.
- Name some companies where you have successfully placed candidates in my field. The answer will provide more insight into the recruiter’s experience and whether they represent companies where you’d like to work.
- Is there a charge to me for your services? You want to work with a recruiter who is paid by the employer. There should not be a charge to you, the job seeker or candidate.
- Does your company recruit nationwide or in only a single city or region of the country? If your interest is national in scope or you seek a higher-level management position, then select a firm with a more extensive reach.