Welcome to our new series – all about why people choose to work with a recruitment agency! In these posts, we’re going to look at some of the fantastic benefits you can experience working with an agency, and how they can affect your recruitment (or your job hunt!) in a positive way.
Wider reach, direct access and visibility
The wider reach, direct access and visibility you can get working with an agency provides benefits both employers and applicants in a number of ways – and some of them might surprise you!
When you work with a recruiter, you’re benefiting from the wide circle of contacts and acquaintances they’ve built up over the years – and not only do they know who to talk to, they know what to say. This means you’ll have access to more opportunities than you would on your own, and you’ll get the added bonus of someone on your side to support and guide you along the way.
Many recruiters also actively ‘spec’ in candidates directly to managers at organisations where they’d be a good fit – so you could be in with a shot at a job that was never even advertised externally.
Like many recruitment agencies, every vacancy we work on or advertise has been booked directly with us – so not only do we have the direct contact at the organisation, but we’ve also spoken to them about the role and found out important information you’ll want to know. No more second-guessing vague job adverts on job boards – instead, you can have a confidential discussion with a knowledgeable recruiter who can help you present yourself in the best light throughout the application process.
This also means your CV is sent directly to the hiring manager making the decision, and your application will be automatically followed up. We’ll also always try our best to get feedback on your application – so if you weren’t successful, you’ll know why you weren’t chosen. This saves you a lot of time as you don’t have to chase up roles you’ve applied for – we’re already doing it for you.
Because recruitment is what we do, a great recruitment agency can make sure your vacancy gets the views it needs and deserves – reaching 1,000s more people without the need to pay for advertising – and at no additional cost to you.
As an example, our own job adverts can get upwards of 10,000 views, by utilising a variety of channels, including:
- Job alert emails, texts and calls to our network of candidates
- Social media posts across our LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
- Job adverts listed on our website
- Adverts posted to a variety of popular job boards
We don’t just sit about waiting for inbound applications, either – we also headhunt across LinkedIn and job boards, so even if a candidate misses a vacancy, a great recruitment consultant can still find them.
Because agencies work pro-actively to grow their networks and reach new candidates, when you enlist one to help you recruit, you can access more potential applicants than ever before – and at a much lower cost to you than using traditional advertising methods.
The best part? All of the above is included in your recruitment package – and since most agencies (including us) only charge on appointment, you’ll receive all of the above benefits for free!