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Recruitment Agencies – why use them?

Recruitment Agencies – why use them?

December 21, 2022

Recruitment Agencies – why use them?

It’s highly likely that during your professional life you’ve come across a recruitment agency.

Whether it’s applying for a vacancy you’ve seen advertised or being approached directly by a recruiter about a role, it’s safe to say that agencies are here to stay in the hiring process.

But have you ever stopped to consider the active role a recruitment consultancy can play in your career trajectory? Here CMD Recruitment look at what an agency can do for you, why you should use a recruitment agency to find your next job and why an excellent recruiter relationship can be invaluable in your search for that dream job.

Why use a recruitment agency to find a job?

Recruitment agencies act as the go-between for employers and jobseekers. They work on behalf of great candidates to find suitable roles and on behalf of excellent employers to find suitable candidates.

This gives a recruitment agency an excellent network of qualified candidates for employers – a perfect talent pool for your vacancies. Likewise, a recruitment consultant knows the employers recruiting in your area, opening doors for candidates to vacancies that aren’t perhaps plastered across the job boards.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a recruitment agency?

There are many benefits of using a recruitment agency.

We can save you time, money and stress – on average it takes 4 months to secure a new job, working with a recruiter can reduce the time it takes to secure a role and streamline the process on your behalf.

Our services are completely free to the candidate – there are not many things in life that are free, however, working with a recruitment agency is. We will never take payment from a candidate when supporting them in their search for work.

The problems with recruitment agency are ensuring you chose the right one. You’ll see different agencies and/or consultants specialise in certain sectors. Make sure you are speaking with a consultant who understands your industry. They are more likely to have relationships with the right candidates and clients best suited to your needs.

What’s the role of recruitment agencies?

A recruitment agency works on behalf of employers to advertise, source and place candidates into permanent, temporary, or contract vacancies for the employer (or client) they are working for.

We have industry insight and work closely with employers to ensure we match the right person to the right role. As a result, we are more likely to be able to give you the insider information on who the line manager is, what the interview process will be like and the company culture. Most of this knowledge isn’t readily available on individual job adverts or even on company websites so it can be invaluable at the interview stage.

We provide tools to make you a cut above the rest, from CV writing to interview coaching, recruitment agencies can support you throughout the hiring process, providing hints and tips that could secure you your next step.

Understandably not all candidate/recruiter relationships are plain sailing, and some candidates may think there are disadvantages to using an employment service however with the right recruitment agency by your side many more doors can open for you.

With 2023 round the corner, is now the time to look for your next step?

If you’re looking to hire incredible talent in the New Year, please do not hesitate to contact CMD Recruitment on 01225 805080.


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