February 2022 – 4 Min Read
In an ever-changing job market finding your next career calling can be a daunting task, but it should also be an incredibly exciting part of your journey. The scary part of finding a new job could be doing it alone, you may not have any idea how to navigate the world of job hunting. However, using a recruitment consultancy can make finding your next role much easier, and often help you find more potential opportunities than you would have done on your own.
Recruitment consultancies, like NSTR, find candidates for companies looking to hire. They act as a ‘middleman’ between employers and employees. Companies seek the help of recruitment consultants because they are more likely to find higher-quality candidates much faster, whilst letting the employer focus on their core business.
So, Why Should You Use A Recruitment Consultancy?
Recruiters present you with open positions that you’re suited for, and many of these positions will be exclusive or unavailable to apply directly. This is because, if companies decide to use a recruitment consultancy, they usually won’t advertise the job themselves. They’re happy to leave finding new employees entirely in the hands of experienced consultants.
The benefit of using recruiters is that they are proactive and know how to get in front of the right people, starting with reaching into their extensive network and large database of candidates.
Using a recruitment consultancy is a two-way deal. They help you find your next job, and in turn, you help them improve their reputation and client base. This means consultants will always work with your best interests in mind due to your success going hand in hand with theirs. They will never put you forward for a role they believe to be out of your skillset, and they will never try and place you in a role that you will be overqualified for. Recruitment consultancies will always find the absolute best fit for your career profile and do their best to find you exciting opportunities within that.
It’s important to be completely transparent and honest with your recruiter so they understand exactly what you’re looking for. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of a mismatch that will result in being unhappy in your new role and failing to meet the expectations of your employer.
You may think that you only use a recruitment consultancy for a short period of time, they place you in a role and then you never hear from them again… this isn’t true. Once you’ve been in your new role for a few years and have hopefully proven yourself to be a reliable and successful candidate, you may hear from them again. They could have a new, exciting opportunity for you that fits your profile perfectly. So, there’s a high chance they’ll keep in touch.
The world of recruitment is one that’s built around good communication and finding as many people as possible their dream job. So if you’re looking for that next step in your career that you’ve worked incredibly hard for but just can’t quite get there yourself, consider using a recruitment agency, and you might just find the perfect fit for you!