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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on 01908 200270 (MK office) or 01604 439380 (Northants office).