It makes a great deal of sense for job seekers to use a reputable recruitment agency. A professional agency will actively market your services and skills to their large client base and this usually means a suitable position is found quickly.
Choosing an Agency
It’s a good idea to start by looking for an agency that offers positions that dovetail with your skills and expertise. Spend some time on their website to assess how long they’ve been around and what areas of recruitment they specialise in.
Were they professional in your face-to-face interview? Did they take time to get to know you and your skills? Ask them to name some of their clients and enquire about recent placements they’ve handled.
Using a recruitment agency won’t cost you anything either – they make their money from their clients, who pay them to find suitable applicants.
There are specialist recruitment agencies, some specialise in IT recruitment, so if IT is your area of expertise, then it makes sense to use an IT recruitment agency.
Working through an agency saves you having to read through the classifieds and wasting time by applying for the wrong kind of position.
An agency can help you to re-draft and structure your CV so that it gains maximum impact.
Through the recruitment agency employers come to you rather then you having to find them. You can advise the agency what salary and other benefits you’re willing to work for and they will negotiate with their client on your behalf.
You will gain invaluable feedback from your agency after job interviews and you can use this to your advantage in future interviews.