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10 Things Every Job Seeker Needs to Know About Working with a Recruiter

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Finding a job can be stressful and time consuming. If you’re actively job searching, be aware you don't have to struggle by yourself. Recruitment agencies can give job seekers an extra boost with their CV, personal brand, and job search. This is all thanks to recruitment agencies who specialise in placing job seekers in roles that are perfect for their skills.  

Whether you’ve considered it or not, working with a recruitment agency can be a great move for your career. Here are the ten things you need to know about working with a Recruiter.  

1. Recruiters are Specialists

Here at Beyond Recruitment we connect jobseekers with specialist recruiters who have extensive knowledge within their industry. A recruiter will cover all of the necessary steps to help you find work, including checking your CV, connecting you with jobs that are tailored to your skills and experience and taking you through the hiring process step by step.  

2. Strong Networking

Beyond Recruitment, as New Zealand’s largest recruitment Kiwi-owned agency, has a strong network of business and industry contacts. Each of our experienced consultants works within one of our ten specialised industries. Our team of recruiters have ties to top employers and are fully equipped to connect you with the best opportunities. Thanks to this inside knowledge, our recruiters are able to communicate directly with employers and often have access to jobs that are not advertised.

3. Your Brand Will Be Represented

Personal branding can be a great way to advance your career by showing who you are and what you’re passionate about. Growing your brand is a chance for you to stand out to employers. Begin with reflecting on your personality, strengths, and what you can bring to a new employer. Once you’ve established this, a Recruiter can get behind you and promote your unique brand to the employers they represent. If you want to learn more check out our previous blog on personal branding and reputation.

4. Finding the Right Recruiter

Once you’ve found a Recruiter in your chosen field you’ll be able to feel much more confident with your job search. Working with a Recruiter is a chance to communicate and to let them know your preferences. Once they get to know you better they will be better able to place you in companies suited to your skills and personality. Overall, Recruiters focus on establishing a long-term relationship with you throughout your job search. Make sure to keep in touch with a Recruiter as it’s a good way to stay in the loop and you’ll be the first to hear about any potential jobs.

5. The Hiring Process

Recruitment agencies are known for moving through the hiring process quickly and efficiently, making it easier for everyone involved. If you match the requirements of the Recruiter, they’ll advocate for you throughout the hiring process, as they are often trusted advisors to employers. Your CV will be sent straight to the employer for consideration. Recruiters then get feedback from the employer and keep you informed of the next steps. If you’re successful, the recruitment agency can pass you onto the Hiring Manager for the next stage. Even after starting a new job, a Recruiter can still help to answer any questions or concerns that you have and give you advice on how to settle in.

6. Type of Employment

Beyond Recruitment are experts across all employment arrangements; offering a range of permanent recruitment and temporary and contract staffing solutions to our clients. We’ll find what is best for you depending on your type of experience and preferred role. We have a wide variety of positions available in various industries and at all levels. If you’re seeking a new permanent role, we can discuss what you’re looking for and match it with our vacancies.

We also have temporary roles if you’re interested in something with more flexibility. Working as a temp through Beyond Recruitment will mean you are supported in your role and will be given a steady flow of jobs to minimise downtime. As well as this, we also have plenty of assignments for both new or experienced contractors. We have a strong network of clients to connect you with, and can provide you with the opportunities you need to progress your career.

7. A Recruiter Can Negotiate Salary

Discussing salary expectations with an employer can seem daunting, but with a recruiter you can be open about what you’re expecting. They’ll let you know if your realisations are realistic and can also help you determine your worth, and make suggestions on how to maximise your skills for the best remuneration.

8. It’s Confidential

When you apply for jobs online or at multiple companies, word will most likely get back to your current employers, whether directly or indirectly. However, working with a Recruiter means you can apply for jobs under the radar. Everything remains confidential and the recruitment agency will ensure your CV is only handed out to selected employers. This exclusivity will also help you to come across as more valuable to an employer.

9. Mutual Goal

Ultimately, you’ll be brought closer to your goal with the encouragement and support of a Recruiter. If you meet the requirements of the employer, you’ll have a higher chance of being successful. On the other hand, if there aren’t current jobs that interest you, a Recruiter can still keep you in mind for future opportunities. Staying on good terms with a recruiter will help to maintain a long-term relationship, which can help you throughout your career. Alternatively, if your query is outside our specialisation, we’ll point you in the right direction - another benefit of the Beyond Recruitment team being well connected with strong networks.

10. It’s Free!

When deciding on whether you want to work with a recruitment agency, remember that it’s free. You’ll be given expert industry and career advice at no cost. As we mentioned before the perks include; inside knowledge of the job market, interview tips, and salary negotiation. With the inside knowledge of the job market and ability to help and coach you when it comes to your application, working with a recruitment agency can give you a real leg up in your job search. And the best part is, it’s free!

Summary

At Beyond Recruitment, our Recruitment Consultants are there to point you in the right direction with your job search. We’re here to make your job search easier and more convenient for you. We provide up to the minute market advice and honest, upfront feedback to help connect you with the right job and the right company.

If you have any questions or don’t know where to start, get in touch with one of our specialists at Beyond Recruitment. We look forward to hearing from you.