Recruitment agencies often get a bad rep. We’re often thought of as hard nosed sales people who are only interested in hitting targets and making money.
At Bromak we’re proud to say that this isn’t the case! Yes, we are sales driven and we do hit our targets, but we also believe relationships are key.
Gone are the days of having a Filofax of 30 candidates who you knew very personally. You could remember what they did last weekend and the names of their partners or children! Today’s recruitment world is very different. Thanks to the influx of technology; recruiters now have access to a database containing thousands of candidates. It’s almost impossible to keep in close contact with each of them.
As a candidate it’s important that you get the most of your recruitment agency to ensure you land that dream job. Here are three handy tips to help you make the most out of using a recruitment agency:
There are hundreds of recruitment agencies across the UK. Make sure you choose who you want to represent you wisely. Firstly, it’s important to make sure you pick an agency that work in your selected field or industry. For example, at Bromak we specialise in temporary and permanent roles in the construction industry. Secondly, make sure you like the Recruiter who is representing you and that they understand your role and requirements. If they don’t how will they find you that dream job?
By this we mean don’t apply for jobs that aren’t relevant to you and don’t just apply for every vacancy you see. Both of these things suggest to a recruiter that you’re not sure what you’re looking for or are just desperate to move from your current role in to anything you can find. Be selective, knowing what you want and what you don’t want is extremely helpful to a recruiter in finding you the perfect job.
Keep in Touch
It’s unlikely that a recruiter will have the perfect role for you as soon as you’ve registered with them. If they do that’s great, but if not make sure you keep in touch with them. Especially in temporary recruitment the roles come in and get filled relatively quickly, so it’s important that you let the Recruiter know when you are available and when you’re not.