Getting The Most Out of a Recruiting Agency

As a job seeker, you’re only as good as the employment agency you use. In order to get the most out of your agency and ensure that you land your dream job, there are a few rules that must be followed.
The first step, of course, is selecting an agency that is capable and has a track record that you can rely on. Going with an agency that doesn’t specialize in your field, or if they do not have a good reputation will only end in frustration and decreases the likelihood of your finding work.
Once you have a list of agencies that are suited to the jobs you are seeking, make the first contact by sending them a copy of your resume. It’s perfectly fine to send out a resume to more than one agency and this will help maximize your results and cut down on your waiting time.
The agency will review your resume and get in touch with you. At this point, it’s a good idea to schedule and in-person meeting with one of their recruiters. This will help you get a better feel for the agency and the individual recruiter. Be candid with them and ask for the same in return. This will help you build an honest relationship that will benefit you in the end.
Go through the interviewing process with your recruiter. They will provide you with invaluable coaching. Be professional and treat this trial just as you would a regular interview. Take notes, you’ll be learning a lot in this process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, this is your chance to get an expert opinion. The same is true with the resume/ CV review process. Trust in your recruiter and remember that they have your best interests at heart. The stronger your interview approach and your CV are, the more likely it is you will both succeed.