Today’s guest blogger is Tim Lane founder and director of Park Lane Recruitment based near Manchester UK. Park Lane Recruitment is a specialist recruiting firm in the technology space with niche areas of cybersecurity, fintech, space and defense IT, as well as generic IT sales, tech and managerial. Tim is also an NPAworldwide Board Director with responsibility for the EMEA region and a 30+ year veteran of the recruiting industry.
Looking for a new job can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about, from writing a great resume to preparing for interviews. And that’s just the beginning! Once you’ve found some jobs that you’re interested in, you need to start applying and competing with other candidates. If the thought of all of this makes your head spin, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people choose to use a recruitment agency to help them find their next job. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and advice for using a recruitment agency successfully during your job search.
Before you start working with a recruitment agency, it’s important to do your research and ask around. Talk to friends, family, and colleagues who have used an agency before. Find out what their experience was like and see if they would recommend the agency to others.
The next step is to reach out to the agency and set up an initial consultation. This is usually a brief meeting, either in person or over the phone, where you can get to know the recruiter and explain your job search goals. Be sure to ask questions about the recruiter’s process and what you can expect from working with them.
You should also be prepared to share your resume and talk about your work history and experience. The recruiter will use this information to determine if they think they can be of assistance to you.
This is your chance to ask questions, learn about their process, and see if they are a good fit for you. After talking with the agency, you should have a good understanding of how they work and what they can do for you.
Now it’s time to start your job search. The agency will work with you to find jobs that match your skills and experience. They will also help you to prepare for interviews and negotiate salaries. Working with a recruitment agency can be a great way to find your next job. With their help, you can land the job of your dreams.
But, how do you get your recruiter onside? Here are some tips:
- Be clear about the kind of role you’re looking for
- The more specific you can be, the better. Recruiters are more likely to put forward candidates who they think fit the bill perfectly
- Be clear on the salary you are prepared to accept – the more flexible you can be, the better
- Research companies and job roles before approaching a recruiter
- If you know exactly what company and role you want to go for, tell your recruiter. They’ll be able to target their search specifically for you and come up with other companies in the same field, geography etc.
- It’s important to keep in touch with your recruiter throughout your job search. This way, they can give you updates on their progress and you can keep them in the loop with your availability.
Most recruitment agencies will have a dedicated team of consultants who focus solely on finding jobs for candidates. This means that they should have a good knowledge of the industry you’re interested in and the current job market. They should also be able to give you advice on your CV, interview technique and career progression.
For assurance on quality recruiters, investigate the members of NPAworldwide. This is a global network of independent recruiters who adhere to a strict code of conduct and who are specialists in just about every field you can imagine.
If you are looking for a recruiter who can help you with your specific industry or field, NPAworldwide is the best resource.
Recruitment agencies can be a great way to help you find your dream job. With a little research and preparation, you can make sure that you get the most out of working with a recruiter. Good luck!