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27 September 2016
Recruitment agencies vs Going it alone

There is always speculation about whether to apply via an agency or apply directly when it comes to job hunting. You may think we are being bias, but hear us out. As a recruitment agency, our role is to help find you your dream job. That is our job. We are in direct contact with a range of companies that is looking for a person just like you to join their team. We know the companies and what they are searching for in the overcrowded pool of eager people to climb their chosen career ladder. If you are unsure if you should go it alone, then consider the following:

  • We want you

Just like other aspects of life, if we contact you then we are interested. We have read your CV online and know that you tick the boxes of the employer who is currently hiring. We would be wasting our time if we were calling you for a position that wasn’t suitable and we know that you would not be successful in getting despite your amazing interviewing skills. If that doesn’t give you the confidence, then we don’t know what will!

  • Agencies have got the intel

A recruitment agency must know everything about the employer (their client) before advertising the jobs they have on offer. We have met with and have had several conversations with the company to discover everything there is to know about them – their company culture, key requirements for the role, previous employee experiences that they desire / want to avoid and have pin pointed exactly what they want from their ideal candidate.

  • Middle man at its best

You can ask us anything, questions that you won’t be able to ask your potential new employer during an interview. If you have queries about the salary on offer, then you can discuss this with a recruitment agency so you don’t appear money hungry to your potential new boss.

  • Offer support & advice

We want you to get the job in question. You have received all the background information from us about the company and have been prepped with what to look out for. We will even call you before and after the interview to see how it went. With years of experience, we can offer you advice and point you in the right direction when it comes to landing your dream job.

Looking for a new job can become a tedious task of searching online job boards, writing your CV and personalised cover letters and waiting for the phone to ring, not knowing when or if you will receive a response from anyone, not forgetting the follow up calls and emails. However, using the right recruitment agency can take the stress out of your job search and make the whole process simple. We will be in regular contact with you and keep your CV on file to get in touch if a suitable position arises. After discussing your qualifications, experience and chosen career path, we can guide you in the right direction and will know of jobs that you won’t find anywhere else. If this isn’t enough to answer the question, then get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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