How to get the most out of working with a Recruitment Consultant

So, you have decided it’s time to look for a new job, and you’ve sent your CV off to a few recruitment firms in the hope that you get a call with your dream job. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really work like that. Working with a Recruitment Consultant is a two-way relationship and you will only get out what you put in. That’s why we’re sharing our 5 tips on how to get the most out of working with a Recruitment Consultant.

Be selective

You shouldn’t need to register with lots of recruitment firms. It can be time-consuming and difficult to manage. Do your research and find out which recruitment firms specialise in the type of job opportunities that you are looking for. Listen to recommendations, read online reviews and look at the type of job opportunities that this firm is advertising. Selecting one or two should suffice if they are the right ones for you.

Meet the Recruitment Consultant

Don’t underestimate the benefit to you of meeting a Recruitment Consultant. First of all, it allows you to access whether that individual has the right experience and credentials to represent you. Also, it allows you to share with them your experience in a lot more detail. It gives them the tools to be able to sell you properly which increases your chances of getting your ideal position. Remember a Recruitment Consultant deals with a lot of people so if you meet them, you instantly become a lot more memorable. Again, increasing your chances of getting your dream job.

Keep in touch and work on building the relationship

Recruitment Consultants should keep in touch with you but then, you need to keep in touch with them as well. Building a relationship is a two-way thing, and a relationship with a Recruitment Consultant should feel like a partnership. Agree on levels of communication from both sides when you meet for the first time to manage each other’s expectations. Keeping in touch over the phone is much better than trying to keep in touch over email. So don’t underestimate the benefit of speaking to the Recruitment Consultant regularly. The stronger the professional relationship is between you and your Consultant, the higher the chances of you being at the forefront of their mind when they are next listening to a job brief.

Utilise their knowledge

Recruitment Consultants can be very good sources of market information. For example, they can share with you the average salary packages of individuals at your experience level, and they are also likely to have knowledge of companies internal and external reputations. When you have an interview, whether it’s through that recruitment firm or not feel free to pick up the phone. Ask the Recruitment Consultant that you’ve built a relationship with what they’ve heard about the company you are interviewing with. They might be able to tell you some interesting information, and useful facts for your interview.

Access their network

Experienced Recruitment Consultants often have a large network and are in a prime position to assist you in building yours. They might be able to take you to interesting networking events or introduce you to contacts you want to connect with. Recruitment Consultants should also be able to help you with online networking. For example, how to promote yourself on sites such as LinkedIn.

iMultiply specialise in Accountancy and Finance recruitment across central Scotland. We spend time getting to know you, allowing us to match you with roles that will enable you to flourish. If you are looking for a new opportunity or just want to see what the market is like, why not get in touch with one of our consultants today and start the conversation?

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