9 Tips For Candidates To Work With Recruitment Agencies
By Sophia from Alliance Recruitment
So you’re in the market for your next role and wondering whether you should work with a recruitment agency or maybe a recruiter approaches you regarding a role. Whatever the scenario you should always consider your options and decide what is best for you and your career. Below is the The Dragon Group top tips when working with a recruitment agency.
Work with hr consulting firms who are specialists in your field. Most recruitment agencies are specialists in certain industries and job positions, you will probably have a more positive and proactive experience when you work with a recruitment consultant who specialises in your field of work.
Some of the best HR. consulting firms are as follows:
● AON HEWITT
● CAMBRIA CONSULTING
● HAY GROUP
● OLIVER WAYMAN
1) Trust the recruiter
In most of the cases, the recruiter has the experience and wisdom to give you the best advice and work as you work through your interactions with the client employer.
2) Be honest
As a recruiter, there’s nothing that is more annoying than somebody who isn’t telling the truth. Being dishonest means you’ve ruined that relationship. Its highly likely that a recruiter will not call you next time a role comes on their desk, however suited you are to the position you have broken their trust.
3) Have a questions and answer session with the recruiter
This should really go both ways, but understand the recruiter is trying to qualify you IN and not to knock you out of consideration for this position. They need to understand specifics and can raise exhausting queries. As above just be honest.
4) Be professional
Transitioning to a new job or career can be stressful, recruiter do defiantly understand this. Always communicate clearly with your recruiter what is the most important criteria for you to make a move. Nothing is more irritating to a recruiter than doing all the work required to get you the offers to have you then so no.
5) Understand that recruiters don’t work for you
The clients of recruiters are employers, not job-seekers. Recruitment consultants are always delighted to work with great candidates and if you meet specifications of a current role even better.
6) Don’t back out of your commitments once you have agreed to be a candidate
Be sure you’re willing to see the process through. Don’t mess the recruiter around, if you’re not serious about pursuing this opportunity.
7) Let the recruitment consultant negotiate your compensation package
Not only can you decide your compensation packages with your recruiter and get his or her advice, but the recruiter can definitely present your requests to the employer. Recruiter are very good at negotiating salary they do it on a daily basis.
Keep in contact with recruiters you like, even after you’ve landed a job. You never know when you might need them again and you would also like to be on their mind if dream role came their way. Good specialist recruiters also can be a good person to chat to regarding career advice.
Help them with a referral. What goes around comes around. Good recruiters always go out of their way for someone that has already gone out of their way to help them.
9) Use Some Cool Browser Plug-ins To See Who’s Hiring
Monster.com have developed a really cool little Chrome Plug-In to see who’s hiring as you browse the web. Customise it by location and keyword for extremely correct searches. If you’re not using Google Chrome as your ordinary browser, then you’re missing out on some other great plug-ins that make a recruiter’s life so much easier! Like WhoWorks.at which analyses a company’s website to determine who in your LinkedIn network you know at that company and by what relationship. This can be a god-send once making an attempt to search out the way in to speak with a prospective client to develop new business with.
10) Back-Fill Vacancies Using LinkedIn As Reference
X-Ray Search LinkedIn (ie, search LinkedIn using Google) for people who have recently and just started a new fine job (include “September 2012 – present” in the search) with the job titles you are looking to develop and expand business in. Recruiters have been doing this for years but with the vacancies left by the candidates they’ve just successfully placed. This way we will see from a full range of firms we’ve never proscribed before and commit to develop a relationship with the corporate currently missing key employees from departed employees.
Sophia Works in a HR and Recruitment at Alliance Recruitment Agency- an IT Recruitment Agency. She specializes in helping with manpower staffing agency, hr consulting firms, international manpower services and manpower recruitment services for overseas and international businesses.