Choosing the right recruitment agency
If you want to find a recruitment business that understands their obligations to you as a jobseeker, you should look for a REC member, Members of the REC must adhere to high standards and take a compliance test to join and stay in membership.
To give yourself the best chance of finding the right role when working with a recruiter, I recommend that you:
Give as much information as possible upfront about the kind of role you're looking for. Expect to be asked about the type of organisation you want to work for, how far you're willing to travel and your salary expectations.
Make sure your CV is accurate and up-to-date. This will save you a lot of time in the end! Your recruiter can give advice on how to improve your CV, based on what they know their clients are looking for.
Be proactive! It's not enough to register with an agency and expect work to follow. Keep in regular contact with your recruiter to stay top of their mind.
With the job market suffering from a candidate skills shortages, individuals seeking employment in a specific industry should use a recruitment agency that specialises in the sector they are job hunting in. Working with a recruiter can take a lot of pressure off of the job candidate and make the job search much more fruitful. Specialist recruiters also provide a job seeker with the ability to secure the best opportunity for themselves.
How do you ensure that you have chosen the right recruitment agency? The answer to that question lies in the way the agency operates and treats both its clients and job candidates.
Qualities of the right recruitment agencies/consultancies
There are many different recruitment agencies to choose from. Some provide generalised services while others offer headhunting services for specialised sectors. If a job seeker is interested in a particular field, it is wise to find an agency that also specialises in recruiting for that industry, that way, the advice about the job market will be particularly valid.
In addition to the specialisation of the agency, good recruitment agencies should handle job candidates with respect, integrity, and privacy and operate with an air of transparency. Such agencies will provide job seekers with plenty of information as they continue through the screening process. If there is ever a question that they don’t have the answer to, they will make every effort to find out.
The hiring company pays the agency not to just place any job seeker but to find them a candidate that matches their company culture and business goals as well as to find someone who has the skills needed.
Therefore, recruitment agencies focus on the candidate’s needs in order to make the perfect match. This means that the agency is interested in and supports the career development of the candidate. Recruiters will still be there when job seekers are ready to make their next career transition, so the right company will stay in touch and check in regularly.
A strong recruitment agency will also be able to give you valuable advice, both sector knowledge and practical. That is why it is so crucial to check that the agency has a level expertise.
What does Infinite offer?
Infinite Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy that fits the bill –
Owner Jan Johnson has been in the recruitment industry over 19 years and puts a huge emphasis on hiring the best and brightest in order to offer her clients and job candidates the most effective recruiting services possible. Infinite Recruitment takes recruiting services a step further by acting as an advisor and guide to job candidates so as to place them in the best positions.
The company matches job seekers that will develop their true potential while matching their client companies with employees that can help take their business to the next level. Infinite offers the typical recruiting services such as temporary staffing, but it also offers permanent placements for a number of industries. This multi-specialist consultancy firm focuses on making placements in the areas of Office & Administration, Industrial and Production, Transport & Logistics Finance & Accounting, HR & Recruitment, Construction and Engineering, Hospitality and Retail and IT.
Since Infinite launched in 2019 they have already placed 20+ candidates with the right companies and in doing so has helped several local businesses expand their goals and boost their bottom line. Infinite works closely with both candidates and client companies to ensure that the perfect match is made.
If you would like some friendly advice on recruitment processes then please do not hesitate to give me a call on 01283 223095