The job search process can be hard and it can take time to find a role that really matches your career aspirations. It’s all about knowing where and how to look for those top jobs that everybody wants.
There are a few ways you can make it enjoyable and successful, whilst speeding up the process. One of the key ways you can achieve this is by partnering with a specialist Recruitment Agency.
At FRAME Recruitment, we are experts in supporting candidates to find their next opportunity, and understand how much of crucial decision choosing a new role is. Our aim is to place candidates into roles that are most suited to their skillsets and businesses that we know they will enjoy working with. Here’s why partnering with a specialist recruitment agency could be the best way for you to take the next step in your career:
1. Recruitment Consultants will save you time
How many hours have you spent scrolling through job boards, LinkedIn and company websites looking for a new job? Applying for jobs can take up a lot of time and if you want to be successful you need to make sure you are using your time effectively.
Partnering with a specialist recruitment agency will save you hours because you won’t have to spend time looking for roles. A good Recruitment Consultant will be a specialist in your industry and will have a number of roles to share with you. Of course, there is no harm in looking at a few jobs online alongside the ones that your Recruitment Consultant shares with you, but be transparent about what you are looking at. You never know they may have a good relationship with the hiring manager at that particular business.
Additionally, Recruitment Consultants will save you time when it comes to filling out applications. They will have good relationships with the businesses they are working with and will be able to send over your CV, so you won’t need to fill out a lengthy application.
Time-saving alone is a big enough reason to send your CV to a specialist Recruitment Consultant today.
2. Recruitment Consultants will find you the best jobs
One of the best things about joining forces with a specialist recruitment agency is that they will have exclusive access to some of the best jobs on the market. Sometimes, they might even be recruiting for jobs that aren’t even being advertised yet. Specialist Recruitment Consultants have the ability to contact the businesses on your behalf that others may not be able to.
It is a Recruitment Consultant's job to send the right candidates to their clients, so they won’t waste your time or theirs by sending you jobs that aren’t suited to your skill-set. Once you build a good relationship with a Recruitment Consultant they will know exactly what type of job you are looking for and where.
Additionally, when working with a specialist recruitment agency you are likely to be signed up for their email alerts and should receive the latest job updates as and when they are advertised.
3. Recruitment Consultants will market you well
They have an invested interest in marketing you in the best way possible because it is their goal to get you an interview. Their strong relationships with their clients will mean they know exactly the type of candidates they are looking for and will, therefore, be able to ensure your profile is presented in a way that aligns with their client's requirements.
A good Recruitment Consultant will market you to their clients beyond what is listed on your CV. They will not only sell your skills and experience but also you as an individual. You may have personal qualities and a certain work ethic that they can promote to show why you would make a great fit for their business. Remember, the most successful businesses hire on attitudes and behaviours, not just experience. If you have a great CV and are a good cultural fit for a certain business it will be a win-win situation for all parties.
4. Recruitment Consultants will guide you through the recruitment process
Recruitment Consultants are experts in managing the hiring process for both clients and candidates. A Recruitment Consultant will be able to tell you exactly what steps to expect next and what you should be doing to prepare at every stage.
They will also be able to share their tips on everything you need to know on things like writing a great portfolio/CV, to how to make a great impression in your interview. Not to mention they will have inside information on the role and will be able to go into detail that you would not get just from reading an online job description. Even things like telling you about the person interviewing you, what they are like the dress code and information about the company that is not available online. All of these things will put you in a great position and give you a head start throughout the interview process.
Your Recruitment Consultants will also arrange every interview for you and any communication or questions you may have for the business you are interviewing with. If you do well and it eventually comes to negotiating and offers.
5. Recruitment Consultants will get you the best package available
The recruitment process doesn’t end once you are made an offer of employment. How you communicate and negotiate at this stage is crucial and you need to get it right. However, working with a Recruitment Consultant will mean that you don’t have to negotiate directly with the company and your recruitment agency will be able to advise you on what offer you should accept. Whether it is salary, working hours or benefits, a good Recruitment Consultant will be able to broker an offer that suits both you and their client.
Will you be partnering with a specialist recruitment agency to secure your dream opportunity?