You’ve recently seen a friend who has just changed jobs and joined a company which they are really excited about. You’ve also been thinking about changing company for a while and notice that there seem to be quite a few jobs being advertised on various social media sites and job boards.
You’ve decided that now is probably the right time to see what opportunities are on offer.
Here’s the conundrum. You have an extremely busy workload and very little free time on your hands. You work long hours, enjoy your free time (when you get it) and you don’t want to use up your annual leave on fruitless interviews with companies you really don’t know would suit you. Furthermore, if you are really honest, you don’t really know 100% what you can achieve in your next career move.
So what do you do?
This is where choosing the right recruitment company to represent you, can really make the difference.
The right recruitment company will help you manage your time effectively and give you control of the amount of work you put into your job search.
They should specialise in the market you want to work in and be able to present you with an understanding of what is happening in the industry, and describe in detail the choices that are available.
They will be able to offer you a selection of job options and give you lots of background information about the companies they work with, the culture, the people, and they should always be able to give you examples of employee success stories as evidence of what you could expect on a long term basis.
An exceptional recruiter will guide you through the whole recruitment process. They will be with you every step of the way and will be able to share the benefit of previous interviews and hires to explain what kinds of questions you will be asked, what you will be expected to know at each stage.
They will explain the testing processes that may be involved. They should also be able to give you an indication of how long the process takes, from beginning to end, who would be involved in the selection interviews .
They will be honest and give you feedback. Many firms use recruiters because they don’t like to handle the rejection process themselves. Your recruiter on the other hand would be able to tell you why you didn’t get shortlisted for the job. They’ll give you free advice and help you understand more about your strengths and weaknesses and how this could fit into any future application.
Choosing the right recruitment support should mean you actually save yourself time and you may even enjoy the process as you are back in the control seat of your career choices and able to comfortably explore what’s on offer.