Applying Directly vs. Working with a Recruiter: 7 Good Reasons to Work with a Recruiting Professional
If you are looking for a new professional challenge, working together with a recruitment professional might be advisable. You enjoy several advantages compared to applying for jobs yourself.
Half our lives...
... is spent at work. A survey by "careerbuilder" shows that one in five employees would like to change their jobs. How often should you change jobs in order to advance your career? Every two years? Every ten years? There is no magic formula for this. It is clear however that a new job can give a career wings. The change has to be well thought out for that to happen; recruitment professionals can show you where the opportunities are, in all directions and time zones.
1. Expedite the application process
Recruitment consultants spend months, sometimes even years, building up relationships and trust with decision makers and have direct contact to the people who will be examining your CV.
You advantage with epunkt is that our long-term partnerships give us in-depth knowledge of our clients and their requirements. We are pleased to pass on this knowledge along to our candidates and give them helpful advice throughout the application process. The hiring process is also usually faster when a recruiter is used.
2. Access to the hidden employment market.
Countless jobs are filled every year without ever having been publicised. Working with a recruitment consultant gives you access to these hidden vacancies. Sometimes roles are even created for exceptional candidates. epunkt knows these companies. 70% of these job offers are filled with candidates from our database who were only made aware of this role by us.
3. Vitamin C(onsultant)
Attractive job offers are popular. Sometimes candidates have to prevail over hundreds of other candidates. Recruitment consultants usually forward only 6 recommendations to their clients. If you are on that list, then you are already very close to success. You still have to pull ahead of evenly matched competitors, but at least the goal is in sight.
4. Discreeter than a spy
Recruitment professionals will not disclose the identity of the applicants without their authorisation. This is a great advantage for job hunters, particularly if you are being considered for a role at a competitor to your current employer.
5. Better preparation for the interview
Companies that specialise in recruitment will explain the expectations of the potential employer, the corporate culture and how you should approach the interview. In addition you will learn about the background, why the position is vacant and which skills are particularly important. Thus you will be receive information that you would otherwise be unlikely to discover.
6. Constructive feedback
A well-know issue is the unconstructive feedback that candidates receive when they are rejected. A good recruitment consultant will report back to you - whether it is about your employment history, insufficient preparation for the interview or the lack of important skills.
7. Advice on your CV
Recruitment consultants are involved with several CVs every day. In the space of a few seconds they see whether or not a candidate is suitable for a job.
Recruitment companies like epunkt can give you helpful advice on how to make your CV more attractive for future employers, and will give you a realistic idea of your salary. Are your expectations realistic? Are you lacking experience or valuable qualifications? If you would like to have these questions answered, then work with us. What are you waiting for? Let's get started.
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