Using a recruitment agency can help guide you through these changes, along with helping you to secure the perfect job at the end of the process.
Here are five reasons why we think using a recruitment company could be your answer to a successful job search.
1. Market Knowledge
Navigating your way around a seemingly endless list of opportunities can be challenging to filter down. A recruitment agency in your industry will have a huge basis of knowledge in the area and can offer you free advice and market insights.
A good recruitment company should take the time to understand exactly what the client is looking for. They can help you match up your skills with the correct employer based on the needs of both parties, and help you understand how valuable your skills may be.
If you are shortlisted for a role, they can also guide you through the interview process. With a strong knowledge of the market and an outline of the employer’s ideal candidate, the consultant can provide valuable insight on what it will take in the interview to secure the role.
2. Access to jobs that haven't even been advertised
Not all jobs are posted on mainstream job boards. Some companies only list openings on their website, some only use local job boards and others rely completely on third party companies to source their talent. Therefore, a specialist recruiter can help you access all the available roles that may be of interest to you, and you might have not been able to reach yourself.
Not only can working with a recruitment agency help you reach a higher quantity of roles, but also a higher quality. At Henderson Scott, our consultants work with several prestigious clients, giving you access to sought after jobs that are confidentially advertised or not yet released. With more role options available to you, you have a better chance of receiving the job and offer that’s right for you.
3. It saves you time
Searching through job boards and applying to positions can be a full-time job in itself! Using a recruitment agency can cut out all this workload, allowing you to spend your time more valuably, such as preparing for the interview stage. A good recruiter will understand exactly what you are looking for and expecting in your next role and only put you forward to suitable employers.
Your recruiter will help you define things like:
- Where you want to work and the remote / hybrid options
- What benefits matter to you
- What industry / sector is of most interest
Meaning there is less risk of wasting your time on interview or application processes only to find out the job is not for you.
4. Get real feedback
Rejection is always disappointing, but it can be even worse not knowing the reasons why you have been unsuccessful. As a candidate you may receive a short email or phone call letting you know you have not been successful in the process, and they have gone with someone else for the role. However, if you decide to go through a recruitment agency, your consultant will be able to get feedback and constructive criticism from the client on why you were not selected for the role and any areas the employer thinks you can improve on. Getting real feedback can help you identify where you need to improve or strengthen your skills to give you a higher chance of securing the position you are hoping for next time around.
5. Networking opportunities
Even if you aren’t hired at first by the clients the recruiter is working with, you will stay on the company’s database and may be contacted about future roles that suit your skills and requirements. If you are successful, you may also wish to stay in contact with the consultant, who may be able to help you with your next role or if you and your team are hiring in the future. Working with a recruitment agency when looking for a job will open you up to many networking opportunities with professionals in your industry, regardless of whether you are successful or not in the application process.
It is within a recruiter's best interest to find you the perfect role within your salary expectations and maximising your skills. So why not take advantage of this?
Our team of specialised consultants are ready to help you find your next role in the Technology or Commercial markets. Get in contact today for a confidential conversation about how we can help you or head to our website now to find out more about Henderson Scott.