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7 Things you need to know about recruiters

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Are you looking to leave your current position or out of work due to the pandemic? Are you finding looking for a job difficult? Do you really want to sift your way through job boards and wait around for a call? Why not make the job search process easier and work with a recruiter?

Candidates can often be reluctant to seek out recruitment and there are a lot of common misconceptions out there.

In this blog I am going to run through 7 things you need to know about recruiters, that will help you understand the benefits of working with a recruiter and how we can help you secure a great job.

Recruiters are rooting for you to do well.

A good recruiter will take the time to get to know you personally, they will go through your CV, give you tips and tricks and, put you forward for suitable interviews and help you do your interview prep.

Every recruiter wants you to ace your interview and are genuinely rooting for you to do well. It is our job to help you land the job so we will do everything we can to help.

Culture fit is important to us.

We are rooting for you, but we want to make sure you’re a good cultural fit for the company too. Employers hire recruitment agencies to find the best person, so it’s our responsibility to find someone who’ll enjoy the role and fit in with the team. In the long term, this will benefit both them and you.

We can help you elaborate your transferrable skills.

Sometimes it is difficult to identify transferrable skills on a CV, but a recruiter can help elaborate these skills with a specific job in mind. They can help link the gap between what you already know how to do and how you can quickly adapt to perform the job successfully.

We are your guiding hand.

We understand changing your job is one of the biggest things you can do and want to help remove the stress. A good specialist recruitment consultant will ease worries associated with changing jobs.

We are the middle man/woman giving you advice, prepping you before the interview and we’re there to listen after the interview too!

We save you time.

A recruiter will help speed up your entire job search process. A good recruiter will have trusted relationships with clients, and you would be amazed at how fast things can happen from the moment you show interest in a role. What could have taken you months can be done in weeks or even days.

We get you prepared for interviews.

Interviews can be daunting, especially if you haven’t done one in a while but don’t worry we can help. We will provide you with insights on the company, its culture, and potential questions that could be asked.

Recruiters will also run test interviews with you if you need – advising on body language, dress code, and tech requirements. We have the knowledge and are there to help you land your dream job.

We negotiate the best deal for you.

When you get the job, it is our job to ensure the salary and benefits are fair. This can be an awkward one for you personally, but this is where you will see your recruiter shine. We are negotiators and we work hard to get the best deal possible for you. We will also help you write your resignation letter and handle any obstacles which are thrown at you, such as counteroffers. 

Interested in working with a recruiter to find your next job? Get in touch, one of our consultants would be happy to advise.