More and more energy companies today are learning that the best method for unlocking access to the industry’s leading talent is to work with a headhunter. Headhunters work to effectively find qualified candidates to fill specific positions, regardless of whether the candidate is currently looking for a new job or not. Headhunters typically have great negotiating skills, a strong network, and a keen eye for spotting potential in candidates.

However, not all headhunters are the same. Many headhunters are generalist recruiters who are very skilled in finding candidates to fill job vacancies, but do not have specialized experience in the field they are placing. Without a strong foundation of energy industry specific experience and knowledge, a generalist recruiter won’t have the right eye for spotting the types of candidates your company needs, in turn, costing you valuable time and money. This is why it is so imperative to partner with a niche headhunter. Consider the following:

  • Ahead of the curve. Energy industry hiring experts always stay one step ahead of the curve. Headhunters who focus on one specific niche or industry have better contacts, stronger relationships, and more powerful networks than generalist recruiters who spread their resources over a much broader territory. Niche headhunters are also fully imbedded in your marketplace and are well-versed in industry terminology, job requirements, and hiring obstacles.
  • Limited talent pool. Because the energy sector is so specific, many positions require candidates with unique skillsets. Being able to identify candidates with this precise mix of skills can be difficult to the naked eye because resumes rarely spell out a comprehensive summary of skills and experiences. Niche recruiters are able to read between the lines and make intuitive connections because of their detailed knowledge about the industry’s market and candidate network.
  • Specialization. The specialization and efficiency of working with a niche staffing firm saves valuable time and money during the hiring process. The last thing a hiring manager wants to experience is having the perfect candidate decline an employment offer after investing the time and resources to find the candidate in the first place. Niche recruiters have such high acceptance rates because they will not present a potential candidate to a client if there is uncertainty in their willingness to accept the position if offered.

Working with a niche headhunter means you are partnering with a specialist in your field that will be able to find the best candidates in your industry. FootBridge Energy has been building their network of energy industry job candidates and companies for 13 years and maintains strong relationships with some of the most influential energy companies in the world. If you are looking for a proven resource to fill your energy staffing needs, contact the energy industry staffing experts at FootBridge Energy today!