First published Tuesday, March 11, 2014
In an earlier blog we took a look at how a recruitment consultant can help firms looking to add to their staff team. This time we’re taking a look at how they can help you as a job seeker find the post of your dreams.
Regardless of whether you are in work and looking for a new challenge, or out of work and needing to get back in to the work place, a recruitment specialist can be a very useful addition to your search.
We’ve all had a go at scanning the local papers, the national papers, the job centres and more when looking for a new post. Sometimes it brings success, sometimes not, and it will undoubtedly involve a lot of ringing or emailing for application packs, updating CVs, filling in forms. All very important tasks!
When you add in a recruitment specialist, you add a very targeted search focus. It may be that you find yourself registering with a recruitment firm as a result of a vacancy they have advertised. If not, it is well worth doing to enable you to be a part of their talent pool for future opportunities.
As with any vacancy application, you will be asked for your CV and other important details e.g. what kind of post are you looking for, salary, location etc. At some stage it is likely that you will be invited to an interview, either in person or over the phone or Skype. This is a great opportunity to have an open and honest conversation around your experience to date, and what you are looking for next, and a good recruitment consultant will be able to ask some great questions that really get you thinking. After all, it is as much in their interests as yours to really get to understand what you are looking for and why, and also find out who you are to facilitate a future successful placement.
In any job market, there will always be huge competition. However, increasingly potential employers are turning to recruitment consultancies and specialists to assist them with their staff requirements as this saves them time and money. As such, if you are registered with the consultancy, you’re already a step ahead as you will be included in their talent pool, and form part of the initial candidate search the consultancy carries out.
So what are you waiting for? If you are looking to get ahead in your job search, get yourself registered! Simply click here to start submitting your details today.