Take some of the responsibility. Many job seekers spend most of their time waiting for recruiters to follow-up with them throughout the application process. However, reaching out to recruiters yourself for updates along the way isn’t going to hurt. Reaching out like this will only make you look more enthusiastic and invested than other candidates out there.
Sell yourself. Know your strengths and flaunt them. When speaking to recruiters, this is the your time to shine. You need to explain who you are and why you are a perfect fit for a job. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, most times you will only have a few minutes of phone conversation to translate all of this. You need to be prepared and have a list of highlights ready to help showcase your skills.
Recruiters are there to help! Many candidates believe that all recruiters care about is making their placements and lining their pockets. This is not true, yes, they want to make placements, but they also want to be good at their job and help others. That’s right, they want to help you find a job and succeed!