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What to look for in a recruitment agency

What to look for in a recruitment agency

What to look for in a recruitment agency

Looking for a job can be an overwhelming, frustrating and stressful activity.

Often the reason you’re looking for work is because you are unhappy in your current position, you are looking for a career change or you are out of work and need the income.

One of the best ways of accessing a vast number of opportunities is by joining an employment agency.

But how do you know, as a candidate, that you have joined the right one?

The Right Jobs

Before registering for an agency, it is important to identify exactly what roles you are looking for. This will then help you to identify which agency will be best for you.

You also need to be clear on whether you want permanent, temporary, part-time, full time or consultancy work.

It is also important to be clear on your salary expectations and the location.

Many agencies tend to specialise in a particular industry or role-type, so it’s important to register with the agency offering the type of work you require.

Customer Service is Key

In the modern world, we are quick to rely on emails for communicating but don’t be afraid of calling the agency or popping in for a chat.

This will enable you to identify whether they are experts in the industry you are interested in. By asking the right questions, you can identify if they understand the role you want.

A good recruiter should be interested in your skills – direct and transferable – rather than what keywords they can put into their system.

One simple conversation with the agency can help identify if they will be the right people to find you the job you want.

If you are looking for your next work opportunity then give the team at TRAK Employment Solutions a call and see how we can help you move up the career ladder.