With January in full swing, have you made a start on your new year’s resolutions yet? If one of them is to find yourself a new job, you don’t have to go it alone – a recruitment agency can be a great way to help your find your perfect role, and here’s some reasons why:
Invaluable support and guidance
When you use a recruitment agency to help with your PR job search, you will be able to enjoy the benefit of their recruitment experience and knowledge. As well as finding suitable vacancies for you, they can suggest improvements to your CV, help you brush up on your interview technique and even offer advice and support when it comes to giving presentations, or what to wear to make a good impression. They know how the recruitment world works and will help you use this to your advantage. If you don’t conduct your job search through an agency, you could miss out on this invaluable advice which could be the difference between a job offer or a rejection letter.
A well-established recruitment agency will have a network of contacts, for a variety of businesses, some that you may not even know exist. Recruiters will often get wind of job opportunities before they’re even made public and if they already have suitable candidates on their books, the job may never be advertised in the public domain. With an agency on your side, your recruitment consultant will consider you for all of the roles that come their way, without you having to keep a constant eye out for new job adverts. They will also know what the business is really looking for, the dynamic of the company, the culture of its team and what the office is like inside – all that extra information you really want to know before you make a decision about whether to apply – something you wouldn’t get completing your job hunt alone.
More efficient job search
Job searching can sometimes feel like a full time job, and if you’re already working, it can be difficult to find the time to effectively search for a new role. Registering with an agency means they will do some of the hard work for you. They will know of available roles, keep you in mind when something new comes in, arrange interviews on your behalf and sell you and your skills to different companies. It takes a lot of the pressure off you having someone working alongside you to meet your goal.
An ongoing relationship
If you build up a good relationship with a recruitment agency, their role in supporting your career won’t necessarily stop once they’ve found you a job. They’re likely to keep in touch throughout your first six months – a year in a new role to ensure you’re getting on ok and once it comes time for your next career move, they will be able to help again, with the added extra of already having a positive experience working with you previously.
Some job searchers are wary about using an agency as they think it will cost them money to use their services. However, this is not true and it is the hiring companies that pay recruiters to help them find their ideal candidates. An agency should never charge you to help you find a job, so when you can get all the advice and support for free, what’s to lose?
If you’re looking for a new job for 2019, why not get in touch with the experts at Premier Resourcing? Our Recruitment Consultants can help you with your job search, whether you’re fresh out of university, or looking for a more senior role. Get in touch today by emailing us or calling 0203 585 7286.