During your job search, you have probably noticed more employers increasingly offering “talent communities” or “talent pools” for you to join. What is a talent pool exactly? A talent pool is a way for employers to engage with candidates who are interested in working for their company but don’t see a current job opening that would match their skills. This helps employers stay in touch with the best talent, even if the perfect job opening is not available right now.
Whether you are actively looking for a job or just keeping your eye out for the next big opportunity, below are three benefits of joining a talent pool.
1. You’ll receive helpful career advice and information.
When signing up for a talent pool, you’ll submit your resume, contact information, and which departments you’d be interested in working in. Once you have joined, Texvyn can send email updates to you on the company and industry news, open job opportunities, career event invitations, and even specific tips on how to land a job with your dream company. Coming straight from the source, you’ll be able to receive helpful and reliable career advice and learn about new developments at the company or in your field.
2. You’ll establish a relationship with the company and speed up the job search process.
Is there a particular company you really want to work for but you don’t see a current job opening that would be a good match? Joining their talent pool will help you stay connected to the company, asking the employer to keep you in mind for future opportunities while allowing you to learn more about the company.
By getting yourself in front of recruiters early on in the job search process, you’ll give yourself a significant advantage when a job opens. When you join a talent pool you can display your interest in the company, provide your resume, and identify your experience and skills. Recruiters will be able to reach out to you as soon as a relevant job opens as opposed to waiting for you to see the posting and apply, saving time for both parties.
3. You’ll get a better look at what it will be like to work for the employer.
If you are looking for a job or want to stay in the loop for the future, a talent pool can connect you with recruiters who can help you learn more about the company and what it’s really like to work there.
It’s not always easy to see if a company would be a good cultural match for you but joining a talent pool will give you access to insider information about what it’s like to work at that company. In addition to newly open positions, you can receive valuable insights into the company culture, work-life balance, company values, leadership profile, and much more.
Joining a Texvyn’s Talent Pool is a great way to build your professional network and may lead to opportunities you otherwise would not come across.