Before I got into the recruitment industry, I never really understood the important role that Recruiters play in the hiring process. There are some people who see it purely as sales, but as I found out in the first few months on the job, there is a lot more to it than simply posting jobs, sending CVs and hoping for the best. If you’re thinking about your next career move, here’s why you’re better off partnering with a specialist Recruitment Agency for your job search.
How I Entered the Recruitment Industry
After working in insurance and banking for a number of years, I met a Recruiter by chance about an unrelated vacancy last year. It was during that meeting that the world of recruitment was introduced to me and it finished with the Recruiter asking if I would consider a job there.
Up until that point, I had never really thought about a career in recruitment, but when I probed why I might be suitable, his reply summed up what recruitment is all about: building relationships. This really struck a chord with me and it wasn’t long before I found myself with a change of career and my first step into the recruitment industry, supporting Accounting & Finance professionals in Wellington.
Adding Value to The Recruitment Process
My perspective has certainly changed since working in recruitment. Partnering with a specialist Recruiter has a number of benefits and building relationships is where a lot of this value sits. Outlined below are of some of the advantages of using a Recruitment Consultant:
Knowledge of the Market
As a candidate, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. Who should I speak to? Where are the opportunities? What salaries should I be looking at? By working with a Recruiter, you’ll be speaking to someone that knows your market inside-out, the trends and challenges, as well as companies undergoing changes.
Access to More Jobs
Although some Accounting jobs make it onto job boards, relying solely on what is visible on these platforms means missing out on opportunities. Working with a Specialist Recruitment Agency gives you access to the hidden roles that aren’t formally advertised externally on Seek and Trade Me. This is because there are a lot of Recruiters that rely solely on their expert network to source talent.
Naturally, people who come on to the job market for the first time in a while aren’t always sure about preparation and selling themselves in the right way. Recruiters are experts in this space. Drawing on knowledge of your market (and organisations we work with), we’re able to provide support to strengthen applications, whether it’s in relation to CVs, cover letters, or even interview techniques.
Access to a Wider Network
With an extensive network of clients in your area of expertise, we can help you get your foot in the door of all sorts of interesting organisations and projects, giving you more options as opposed to searching independently.
Rapport with Hiring Managers
A Recruiter builds rapport with hiring managers, and really comes to understand the business requirements, people and culture over the course of a consistent working relationship. Once that relationship is formed, hiring managers are more inclined to trust a Recruiter to find them candidates that are not only right from a technical standpoint, but who are also going to be a good cultural fit, which means that if you’re put forward, you can comfortable that it’s the right job for you.
Rather than just submitting CVs to organisations, recruitment is about understanding what goes on in the background and developing the relationships to find the right job match for you. The team at Beyond Recruitment has a strong specialisation base and has the right networks in place to help, so if you’re looking for your next job, get in touch with us here.