What do they do for you?
It’s very obvious but essentially recruitment agencies do the job-searching for you – instead of you personally having to scroll through dozens of vacancy websites, a recruitment consultant is your personal Google and guide to the job market.
The better they know you, the better the match will be. For example, recruiters at Panda have sometimes convinced hiring managers to interview candidates even after they were initially rejected. How? Because they were able to show and explain to them the added value of the candidate, beyond what was originally written in the CV. So don’t be afraid to invest time into the relationship and help them understand who you are and what you’re looking for!
Throughout the whole process, you will be in touch with your recruiter. He will be liaising between you and the company to ensure both parties are enthusiastic and satisfied. He will set up the interview and provide you with tips to help you prepare. He will later follow up with the company to see how it went, providing you with essential feedback. Of course, the aim is to make sure you wow the hiring managers during your interview.
After your ovation-worthy interview performance, your recruitment consultant will negotiate on your behalf to make sure you get the best deal – after all, they are professionals in the market and know what you’re worth! If your new job is abroad, you can count on them to advise you on anything you need to know. For example, they will tell you about all the necessary regulations and immigration processes you may need to undergo to be able to make your dream job a career reality.
Now that you understand what recruiters can do for you, here’s an overview of the advantages of working with a recruitment agency:
Very often, job-hunting happens while you’re still employed, meaning you don’t have hours of time at your disposal to look for another job. Like with any other outsourced specialist, the best thing about working with a recruitment agency is that it leaves you with your hands-free to focus on other things whilst still being in the know about the latest career opportunities.
When you sign up with recruitment agencies, they will have your CV in their database. It’s important to get a clear understanding of your skills and professional capabilities. Consultants at Panda would also like to know about you as a person and your professional ambitions. The more they know about you, the better they can explain to potential employers why your CV should be on the top of their application pile – especially since they have been collaborating long enough to trust each other’s judgments and advise.