Recruitment agencies are a company made up of consultants whose primary role is to match candidates to job roles within other companies.
These companies get in touch with the agency to advise that they have a vacancy and the consultants will then either search their current database for suitable candidates or advertise the role online to source applicants with the right skills and experience.
The consultants will then speak with these candidates before sending their CV’s across to the company for approval. Interviews will then be arranged for the selected candidates and the agency is paid by these companies when they are successful in placing a candidate in one of the roles.
There are a lot of advantages to finding work through a recruitment agency. For example, you will have the opportunity to be put forward for positions that you otherwise wouldn’t have heard about as well as receiving CV advice and constructive feedback. The Recruitment Consultants also edit and optimise candidate’s CVs and can assist with interview preparation and advice.
Many roles advertised by the recruitment agency will not state the name of the company and this will not be disclosed until you reach the interview stage.
Agencies are often happy for candidates to visit the office to register. However, it is always worth calling ahead of time to set-up an appointment. Alternatively, you can upload your CV to their website.
Recruitment Consultants ultimately work as a middle-man between candidates and recruiters and there are many advantages to using them.