How a recruitment agency can find your perfect job
Finding and landing your perfect job is never a straightforward journey. Navigating countless job sites, perfecting your CV, preparing for the interview and negotiating a salary can leave even the most determined jobseekers flummoxed. Recruitment agencies offer the most direct route to your dream job, and more and more people looking to switch careers are no longer going it alone.
The recruitment industry is booming. Recruitment consultants are becoming an increasingly popular option for businesses looking to prioritise both time and resource when searching for the perfect candidate. This competitive market has led to a culture shift in recruitment, with recruiters looking to place candidates in fulfilling careers, rather than jobs.
Company culture can always be difficult to measure during the interview process, but misjudging your ‘fit’ within a company can often lead to a disastrous outcome. Employers often contact recruitment agencies before officially listing a role. Recruiters advise and meet them, and always take note of essential information potential candidates will be unable to find on a job description or company website. The insider knowledge your recruiter gathers awards you the luxury of being able to make an informed and ultimately easier decision when it comes to accepting a job offer.
Experts in employment
Recruitment agencies work with large volumes of candidates every single day, their job is quite literally to get people hired. Recruiters often invite candidates for a face to face interview before distributing their CV’s to employers. In these meetings, a capable recruiter will be able to advise you on best practice for both perfecting your CV as well as appropriate interview etiquette. This is your chance to ask any questions you may think sound stupid, but could actually affect the outcome of your application.
Your Personal Brand
Recruitment consultants are skilled story-tellers: they paint pictures with their words and set a scene for hiring managers as they describe your career achievements to date. They are building brand You, highlighting your strengths and pushing your agenda.
Skilled recruiters build relationships and trust with businesses, often over the course of the numerous interview processes and many years. A trusted recruiter’s recommendation can often be the first step or the deciding factor when your future employer makes the decision.
Your true value
Ever been in an interview and not been able to bring up the topic of your salary? Awkward isn’t it? You need to put forward your expectations having got so far, but you want to avoid sounding either greedy or only interested in the role for financial reasons. This is where your recruiter handles this hot topic with an air of cool.
A recruitment consultant understands the job market, they understand the calibre of candidates as well as the upper (and lower) boundaries of what your potential employer is willing to pay. Most importantly, they’ll absolutely make sure you aren’t either underselling yourself or pricing yourself out of a fulfilling career. Having a professional recruiter in your corner, offering guidance and building relationships with employers can make all the difference.