10 Reasons why using a Recruitment Agency works

11 September 2013 By Alastair Cleland

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When it comes to looking for your new job, what do you typically do first?

You might find yourself stalking job boards for exciting opportunities or sending out a million perspective CVs, but do you ever really think about how you can most effectively utilise your precious time?

We can confidently say that we have helped lots of people over the years, struggling with this exact same situation.

We consistently help people qualified for the iGaming industry get to where they want to be but if you’re in any doubt, you may want to read on about what a recruitment agency really can do for you….

1.You Will Experience a Pro-active Approach to Job Searching

  • You can expect to experience a pro-active approach when it comes to getting you in front of the right companies and selling your skills and experience. Recruiters will work hard for you because they make money from it. Let’s not forget that it’s not just candidates that benefit from job offers. It is the company you end up working for that will pay the consultant who placed you, meaning that consultants will work extra hard to get you placed, and are unlikely to dither when it comes to getting you a job.

2.You Will Gain Access to a Large Client Network

  • A recruitment agency can act as a one-stop-shop, providing you with professional representation to several different companies with just one phone call. Think of the time you will save not having to contact these companies yourself but instead letting the recruiters work their magic for you!

3.You Will Save Yourself Time

  • Going through a recruitment agency will save you the time you would usually spend looking for jobs yourself. A consultant will also send your CV, arrange the interview and chase feedback for you - they’re nice like that!

4.You Will Get Professional Representation

  • Your skills can be ‘sold’ through professional representation and conversations stretching beyond just your CV. Recruiters love to chat, so it is likely that your sparkling personality or confident manner on the phone is being talked about while a call to the company is being made.

5.You Will Be Properly Prepared

  • A full briefing can be given into a potential role before deciding whether to be considered for it. This way you can find out whether the company culture and job requirements are a good fit for you without wasting anytime being interviewed to find out. Before attending an interview, a consultant can help you prepare using their experience and knowledge of the client and industry. This will help you know what to expect and calm any pre-interview jitters you might have. On some occasions you will even be able to find out about your competition prior to interview!

6.You Will Find Helpful Market Knowledge

  • Your consultant will hold useful market knowledge and information on the job you are applying for. Consultants are full of knowledge on the current trends in hiring and the kind of packages and salaries you can expect in today’s market, so make sure you’re getting all the wisdom you need to make the right choices for you.

7.You Will Gain Feedback from Applications and Interviews

  • A consultant can provide you with constructive feedback on your CV to help you stand out amongst your competitors. It is also vital that you receive honest feedback from your interview (something that recruiters can squeeze out for you) to provide you with invaluable advice for the future.

8.You Can Negotiate Salary and Package

  • Some recruitment agencies will be able to help you to negotiate your salary and other benefits when you are presented with a job offer. They will be able to advise you if there is any room for negotiation and will try to help you get what you want within reason. Most importantly, a recruitment consultant will always try to close a deal that suits everyone involved.

9.You Will Get Yourself Seen

  • A recruitment agency can put you directly in front of a company, saving your CV from being heaped on a huge pile of others. This is your perfect opportunity to get your name heard after all the effort your consultant has put into making the connection.

10.It’s Free!

  • When you think about it, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain from using a recruitment agency. Registering is free and you won’t be asked to pay for any of the hard work that the recruiter puts in for you. What’s not to love!

It is important to bear in mind that not every recruiter will be able to help you, no matter how much they want to see you succeed. Finding a recruitment agency within your chosen industry will help, and having the right skills and experience for the roles they offer is a must.

Here at Pentasia, we really hope you too discover the benefits of joining a recruitment agency and find it to be a positive experience. Remember, the help is out there, you just need to use it!