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Four benefits of using a recruiter to aid your job search

Author: Grace Busby

Published Date: 2019/12

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We’ve all been there at some point. Eagerly in search of a new job, meticulously writing tailored cover letters and perfecting your cv, spending hours over applications only to never get a response back from the company. It’s frustrating, it’s confidence crushing, it’s enough to make you want to give up the search!

But what if we told you there was a way you could avoid this turmoil? Well, there is! By calling in a professional recruiter, you’ll not only reduce your stress levels, you’ll also have a more effective search which will increase the chances of securing a job you really want.

  1. Preparation and interview insights: Interviews are always daunting, even more so when you have no idea what to expect. Many people fail at interview not because they lack the skills required but that their nerves get the better of them. Recruiters are experts in the hiring process and what’s more, they work closely with their clients and know exactly what it is they’re looking for in a candidate. They can help to prepare and mentor you with their inside knowledge, ensuring you leave a lasting impression upon your interviewer.
     
  2. Your CV will land directly on the desk of employers: Have you ever heard of the phrase; It’s not what you know, it’s who you know? After investing valuable time and effort in perfecting an application and to never hear anything back, this phrase can feel like the truth. Luckily, that’s where recruiters can help. They have trusted relationships with key industry figures and a keen interest in securing you your dream role. With these two factors combined, a good recruiter will make sure your CV is seen by the people who matter and not get lost under a pile of paperwork. Many recruiters are specialists in certain industries and you could benefit from their various contacts. Do your research and find the right recruiter for you.
     
  3. Making your job search more manageable: Job searches can be overwhelming and it is easy to lose track of the jobs you have applied for and which stage of the process you may be in at each. Recruiters have systems in place that ensure these details are kept organised and up-to-date. In stressful situations like a job search this can take a huge weight off your shoulders knowing that your CV is in the hands of professionals.
     
  4. Keeping doors open for the future: Moving jobs and changing careers is rarely a once in a life time experience and you may need help in the future. If you are able to have a good relationship with your consultant it’s likely they will help you in the future. By making yourself the right type of candidate, recruiters will work extremely hard for you.

 

Remember that a recruitment agency will only get paid if the job match is successful so it is in their interest to find a role that is suitable for your preferences and requirements. One of the most rewarding parts of a recruiter’s role is securing the right candidate in the right role so let them know how you’re getting on in your new position, they want to hear of your success!