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Why An Agency Can Help You Find a Job

There are several things that you'll need to do to prepare for applying for jobs, and this includes updating your CV, making your LinkedIn page ready to impress employers, and even organising your work into a portfolio. It can be a little overwhelming and sometimes exhausting - especially if you're trying to balance raising a family and keeping up with your current job, too.

An increasing number of job-seekers are turning to recruitment agencies for extra support, and there are a whole host of great reasons for relying on an agency to help you find a job. 

  1. Less pressure

Signing up with a recruitment agency can definitely help to relieve some of the pressures and stresses related to finding a new job. A dedicated recruitment consultant is proactive, efficient and will work hard to match you with the right roles.

2. Be in-the-know

A great recruitment consultant will have lots of regular inside information so they'll often let you know about upcoming roles that aren't visible yet. This means you'll be in-the-know before anyone else!

3. Great advice

A recruitment agency will be able to give you pointers about your CV and advice about interviews. At Ascendant Recruitment, we're there every step of your journey, offering top tips and even suggesting skills that may increase your chances of employment.

4. Expert consultants

Many recruitment consultants will have a niche or specific sector in which they're particularly knowledgeable. From customer service and administration to warehousing and logistics, we always ensure our candidates are placed with an appropriate consultant with relevant experience and knowledge.

5. Competitive advantage

Being represented by a credible agency will work in your favour, giving you a competitive advantage because the agency and company are likely to have a good working relationship, so the company knows that the candidate being put forward will already be a good match. Furthermore, the recruitment agency will often have a lot of inside knowledge about the business.

It's important to register with an agency that is a good fit for you and your situation. You should definitely do your research and try to meet the recruiter face-to-face if you can. Ask plenty of questions about the agency's client base so that you can judge whether they have links with the types of companies you'd like to work for, and ask about the types of roles they generally have available. For example, if they usually focus on permanent roles but you're looking for a temporary position, they may not be well-equipped to help you. At Ascendant Recruitment, we have permanent, temporary, part-time and full-time roles as we know how important it is to have a wide range of roles available at all times.

Remember that most reputable agencies will pre-screen candidates. This is usually an informal chat about your background and work experience, plus any career goals you have. It may also include some basic tests to gauge your level and suitability for roles, too.

Recruitment agencies allow candidates access to a wide range of clients. If you feel like job-seeking is taking up too much of your time or you want some support with your search, register with us today. We are actively recruiting, and we need candidates for permanent and temporary roles across Milton Keynes and Northampton. Please email your CV to or call the team on 01908 200270 (MK office) or 01604 439380 (Northants office).

Why Students Should Use Ascendant Recruitment

If you haven't registered with a recruitment agency before, they're a really great way to fast-track your job search. Even if you have a great CV and have worked really hard to tailor your cover letter to suit jobs you're applying for, it can be difficult to get interviews and stand out from the crowd. 

Many people think that recruitment agencies are only for those looking for senior positions, but at Ascendant Recruitment, we can help you find many different types of roles. From full-time and part-time positions to temping opportunities, there are lots of options to suit every job seeker's requirements. 

Being a university student, you may feel nervous about taking the first step towards finding a job, but we're able to find great job opportunities for every type of candidate. From perfecting your CV to polishing your interview techniques, our consultants are here to guide and support students every step of the way. We work with leading employers in Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas, so we're in a unique position to tell you about job opportunities before anyone else. 

What can you expect from us as a student? 

We listen 

We understand that every student is different. We're passionate about finding the right job for you so we take the time to meet you and understand exactly what you're looking for. We'll only put you forward for relevant roles and only with your permission. 

We act in your best interests 

We want to help you find your next job. From day one, we'll always work in your best interests at all times. Don't just take our word for it - we've got some great testimonials, too. 

We're honest 

We give an honest, transparent service. If we say we'll do something, we'll do it! We know, as a student, you'll be juggling study and job prospects, so we'll be up-front and clear about what jobs we think will work for you. 

We've got great advice 

Being a student, you may not have written up a professional CV yet, or maybe you're not used to interviews. Our consultants at Ascendant Recruitment can give you CV advice, guide you through interview processes and offer you tips, too. We also publish regular blog posts to give guidance and updates on job-hunting and more. 

If you're a student, contact us and register today to start your exciting journey to a new job.