Choose a great recruiter, it’s the key to a smooth career change

After many years working in the recruitment industry, this still surprises me. When I talk to candidates and they explain to me what processes they have been through thus far and their perception of recruitment consultants. Let’s face it, every industry has “the good, the bad and the ugly”. Choosing a great recruiter is more important now than ever before. As a recruiter, I am very aware and sensitive to the fact that I am managing real people’s careers. I understand that how I personally represent them and manage this process directly affects their lives and their families lives. It is a well-known fact that changing jobs is in the top 10 most stressful life events.

In my mind, a great recruiter is someone who invests time in getting to know their candidate. They understand what the candidate is looking for, their end goal, and their top motivators for leaving. A great recruiter also sets clear and transparent expectations and offers knowledge and insight into the employment market. They give clear interview advice, support and guidance. And they also manage a fair offer and acceptance process. If I do not fundamentally understand MY role from start to finish, how can I provide the best possible care?

So why can some recruiters not get it right?

What makes a great recruiter?

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle

Knowledge 🧐

Simple – We are experts in our markets. Tyler Wren knows and understands and partners with employers we genuinely believe in and whose values align with ours.  We talk to people doing the same job as you but in different firms and they offer us insight into what it is really like to work in a particular team or under a particular manager.

Communication 💬

We value our relationships and will meet YOU  face to face to ensure we understand what YOU are specifically looking for in YOUR next role. Tyler Wren needs this to ensure we represent YOU to the best of our ability. We will then keep YOU informed of the process every step of the way. 

Honesty and Integrity  ☑️

Recruitment is an industry that suffers from a perception problem. Some recruiting agencies use unethical tactics. They may be pushy, they may download your profile off seek and/or send your profile out to the whole market without your knowledge. And they may put their KPIs above their candidates and clients needs. As a result, there may be a general mistrust of recruiters. Once again, here at Tyler Wren, we ensure YOU are informed of the process every step of the way. You give us permission to send your profile to a potential employer once we have given you all of the knowledge we have about them. So you know exactly who has seen your profile, an employer’s feedback will be presented with all interview requests and offers. We treat others as we like to be treated and we pride ourselves on this.

Discrete and Proactive 🤫

We understand the market very well and are able to use our discretion to put feelers out and set expectations without breaching your information or any confidential discussions we have had. At Tyler Wren approach our clients on YOUR behalf to ensure YOUR profile is put directly in front of the decision makers but only once YOU are interested in the role, the team and expectations. 


Tyler Wren will support YOU through interviews by managing the process, through the offer and negotiation of salary and benefits and most importantly we will be in contact once you start YOUR new position. We will help you resign, talk through rejection of counter offers and ensure that the reference process is handled professionally and with empathy. Tyler Wren will not contact your current employer until they know you are leaving and are comfortable with the process.  We will then check in monthly or bi-monthly to ensure YOUR new role is what you were looking for and living up to that expectation.  Aftercare is key to ensure both parties are happy.

Choosing a Recruitment Partner is an important decision

Tyler Wren is well aware that talent is being approached on a daily basis so when you make the decision to explore options you need to ensure you are partnering with the right person who will market you in the best light. Make sure your best interests are looked after before, during and after the job search process. We have helped hundreds of people and have the testaments to prove it. The team would love to discuss your options with you so let us prove why we are the best recruiters to represent you and help you find your dream position.

If you are interested to explore options please get in touch today to start the process of progressing your career –
Stevie Doubleday, 09 930 9828 or sdoubleday@tylerwren.co.nz 📞

Here at Tyler Wren, we know good people, know good people so we’re giving you an incentive to send good people our way. If you refer someone to Tyler Wren that we secure a new role for, we have increased our referral voucher to *$600 per person. So get in touch with us today if you are or know someone who is keen to explore their options in 2022!