For many years there has been somewhat of a stigma surrounding recruiters and recruitment agencies. Why? This is mostly due to those who may have had a bad experience with recruiters in the past; recruiters who come across as very sales focused rather than wanting to put great candidates with equally great companies. However, choosing the right recruitment agency and the right recruiter can have a massive and positive impact on your career and life. We’ve listed the 4 benefits of using a recruitment agency for job seekers.
A lot of companies get top quality candidates applying for their positions but find it difficult to pick the best out of the millions of applications they recieve. Therefore, these companies rely on a recruitment agency to find prime candidates, saving them a lot of time. Therefore, recruiters are the ones who have access to some of the best jobs in the industry, many of them not even advertised online.
What does this mean for you? Two advantages stem from this - the first advantage means you can be sure that million of others haven’t applied for these positions because they are exclusive to the recruitment agency. Secondly, if you get a job interview then you can be assured that you are not considered as an applicant but instead a candidate for the job. Recruiters ensure they are only giving the very best candidates to the employers, so you are already shortlisted for this opportunity.
While some may believe recruiters ask very personal questions such as salary and about family life. All this information is vital to see whether you are a good fit for the job. For example, by telling the recruiter your current/desired salary this will help them to be in a position where they can negotiate and get you a better wage or benefits than what you are currently on or what you were hoping for!
Some of the very best jobs in the industry aren’t necessarily right at your doorstep. A lot of recruitment agencies have access to jobs across the globe. So if you’re looking to relocate to a new and exciting city where the wages are higher, or better prospects for climbing the career ladder, then a recruiter could have the answer!
When it comes down to the actual job interview, a recruitment agency can help you prepare for that all important day. After all, if a recruiter is hiring for a company then they have had years of experience working with them. This means they will inevitably know everything there is to know about the company as well as the hiring process. From the company culture and fit, to the specific skills the company are looking for for that particular role. Recruiters will therefore share all the necessary information to you before the interview, ensuring you have all the ingredients you need to ace the job interview.
The best thing is a recruitment agencies services come at no cost to you, it is the employer who is paying for this services - therefore, recruiters are looking out for your best interest.
If you’re interested in finding a new opportunity in the Payments and Fintech space then take a look at our online jobs board and get in contact with Payments & Cards Network today!