How do recruitment agencies work? Let us help you get back to work

The purpose of the recruitment agency is to bring together talented people with the organisations where they have the potential to make the biggest difference and build successful careers. With extensive contacts and experience in ensuring that the best matches are made, recruitment agencies can be key partners for anyone currently looking to get back to work. These are a few of the ways in which a recruitment agency might be able to help you.

Getting the basics right

You need a strong CV and cover letter to make a viable application for any role and this is something that a recruitment agency can help you with. As well as an in-depth understanding of the current employment market, recruiters also know what employers are looking for and how to ensure that the documents created best reflect how you’re able to meet this.

Making connections on your behalf

A proactive recruitment agency will be at the centre of a network of connections that could be incredibly beneficial to your job search. Time and resources are spent nurturing relationships with businesses in your industry, ensuring that the agency is the first to know about the latest opportunities so that we can make sure those we’re working with have access to the best roles first.

Research and interviews

Many people feel like job interviews are the toughest part of the process but they are actually a chance to really shine. Working with a recruitment agency means you’ll get guidance when it comes to preparing for interviews, what you should research in advance and the kind of information you’ll need to take into the interview itself. You’ll also get support in terms of building interview confidence, whether that’s insight into what the employer might be looking for during the process or practice interviews to help you get used to this kind of situation.

Applications management

If you’re currently going through the process of applying for multiple roles then you probably have a high volume of paperwork and information to juggle. This can feel like a lot and may mean that you lose track of applications or key dates. Working with a recruitment agency ensures that you’re always on top of where you are with all your applications, including outcomes and what you need to prepare for next.

Expert insight

Recruitment agents are specialists and understand the hiring process inside out. You can also choose to work with a recruitment agency with in-depth knowledge of your market niche, which will bring additional specialist insight into your job seeking. Whether you are getting essential market intelligence or guidance on the latest relevant regulations and legislation, partnering with a recruitment agency during your job search means you’re up to date and very well informed where your job hunting is concerned.

If you’re keen to get back to work a recruitment agency may have a big role to play in helping you to do this. From CV support to interview practice, there are many different ways you can increase your chances of success with a partnership like this.