Five reasons why you shouldn’t ignore a recruiter (like us!)
If you’re looking for a job, particularly in IT and Technology, then a specialist recruitment company could make your search much easier and quicker. Also, the likeliness is, is that you will find a role that more closely matches your preferences, skills and abilities.
If you don’t work in the recruitment industry, then it’s possible that you are unaware of the additional benefits of working with recruitment companies like us. Here are a few:
- Job Exclusivity for Recruiters
Some employers, especially smaller companies, don’t advertise their job opportunities themselves. Instead, they exclusively ask their preferred recruiters to find people who match what they’re looking for. You may, therefore, benefit from being part of a recruiter’s network, so that they can tell you when an opportunity arises to make sure that you sign-up to receive their latest job vacancies.
- Knowledge and experience
Recruiters’ jobs are to work for you, meaning they are acting as a spokesperson for your application and can speed up the gap between sending off CVs to getting an interview. Recruiters ‘sell’ your skills and experience to the company, rather than it just being based on your CV or application. This makes it more personal and possibly more successful. It’s their job after all! You can usually submit a speculative CV so that the recruiter can begin making enquiries with prospective employers on your behalf.
Recruitment companies don’t just know the employer inside and out, but they also know the market extremely well too. They will have a valuable insight given that they work this market every single day and will be able to give you knowledge of every aspect of the market, i.e. typical salary of that position in that area, the required skills etc.
- Recruiter Relationships
Recruiters who work for employers know the company very well. It’s likely that they have built a strong rapport with them and have an understanding of the company’s:
- what they look for in a prospective employee.
This is one of the most important and valuable reasons you should use a recruiter.
- Less Competition
A recruitment company reduces the number of applications/CVs from potential job applicants for a particular role. For example; instead of hundreds of online job applications, they will only put forward their five strongest people. This results in less competition, a job that is more closely suited to you and an increased likeliness of getting the job.
- Continued Benefits
Building a good relationship with a recruitment company will benefit you in the long-term, as well as them. They can provide you with useful informative resources such as white papers, podcasts and webinars. They can also provide you with advice such as how to progress in your career and how to broaden your networks.
If you’re a contractor who works for a couple of months on temporary contracts, you would definitely benefit from connecting with a recruitment company. Once they know your skill set and experience, every job search afterwards will be much easier. They can continuously find you something contract after contract, saving you time and money and making the process effortless.
So, if you’re contacted by a recruiter (like us), then don’t ignore us – have a chat and discuss your options. You never know, we could assist you in landing your dream job!