Direct application versus recruitment consultancy: 7 good reasons to work with a recruitment professional
If you are looking for a new professional challenge, working together with a recruitment professional might be advisable. It produces several advantages over the traditional route of direct application, where the candidates themselves look for a new job.
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 the decision-makes and have direct contact to the people who will be examining your CV.7
You advantage in working together with epunkt is that due to our long-term partnerships, we have in-depth knowledge of our clients and their requirements. We are pleased to pass on this knowledge to our candidates and give them helpful advice throughout the whole application process. The onboarding process is also usually shorter if a recruitment consultancy 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 means that these hidden vacancies can be accessed. Sometimes roles are even created for exceptional candidates. epunkt knows that companies, and 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(consultant)
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 asset yourself against 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. That is a great advantage for job hunters. Particularly if you are being considered for a role with a competitor of your current company.
5. Better preparation for the interview
Companies that specialise in recruitment will explain the expectations of the potential employer, the corporate culture and the way that 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 that of unconstructive feedback that candidates receive if they are rejected. A good recruitment consultant will report back to you - whether it is about your employment, 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 you will see whether 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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