If you’re looking for new opportunities and struggling to find the right role then why not choose a recruitment partner that can help you on your way. There are so many benefits to job hunting with a recruiter that you might not have even considered.
1) They know your industry
Probably one of the most important factors when selecting a recruiter to work with is choosing someone who understands your industry. Recruiters will typically have a specialism, so take the time to research agencies to find the one that’s right for you. The right recruiter will have knowledge of the local area, they’ll know who’s hiring, who is known for paying well and who can oﬀer you the progression you’re hoping for.
2) They can oﬀer you honest advice
If you’ve been applying for roles and hearing nothing back then a recruiter will be able to give you their honest advice on why that might be. They can go over your CV and question you on your skills and experience. It could be that you’re not highlighting the right achievements or perhaps you’re aiming for roles that you might not have quite the right skillset for.
Your salary and benefit expectations might be another thing they can oﬀer advice on. They can give you a benchmark for your role within the marketplace and help you to not undersell all your great experience.
3) They can introduce you to the right people
Recruiters often hear about roles before they’re advertised and are able to highlight your application to the hiring manager from the start. They can also introduce you to employers who might not necessarily be advertising but who would create a role for a person with the right skills and experience.
4) They can help keep you motivated
Whether you’re unemployed and looking for a job, or desperate to make the move from your existing role, a recruiter can help you to stay motivated. A good recruiter will always keep you updated on any applications, encouraging you to stay on track and keep your job hunt at the forefront of your mind.
5) They can save you time
Hunting for the right opportunities and then applying for them can be really time-consuming. Luckily you have a recruiter in your corner! Once you’ve registered with them they’ll do all the hard work introducing you as a candidate for roles that you might be interested in. A good recruiter will run each role past you before you apply, but then do all the hard work when it comes to putting you forward.
6) They can guide you through the process
Interviews can be nerve-wracking and if you haven’t had one for a while you might a few tips on what to say and what not to say. A great hiring manager will go through any concerns ahead of your interview and be able to oﬀer advice to help you have the best chance of getting the job.
7) They can handle the negotiations
An experienced recruiter will know how to handle negotiations when it comes to that all-important oﬀer. Whether you need to earn more than the advertised salary, want to negotiate flexible working hours or are looking for promises for the future, your recruiter can help. Of course they’re not going to be able to get you everything you want, however they do have the luxury of being able to push harder and have the knowledge and experience to know what’s a reasonable oﬀer.
8) They can ensure you get feedback
After an interview it’s so essential that you get feedback if you don’t secure the role. This feedback can be invaluable as it helps you do the right thing when the next interview comes along. Your recruitment partner will be sure to get feedback at each stage of the process, helping you to understand your strengths and weaknesses, and also get extra interview prep and advice if required.
9) They can really sell you!
Probably the best thing about working with a recruiter is that they’ll really sell you to potential employers. If you’ve built a strong relationship they’ll understand your skills, your experience and what a fantastic addition you’d be to any company!
Roles in Construction, Maintenance, Engineering, Architecture, Surveying and Facilities Management are waiting for you. Years of experience within CNM Recruitment means we’re ideally placed to help find the right one for you. Call us or send over your CV and let us see what we can do for you.