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What to expect when you work with a recruitment consultancy?

We’re well aware of the ‘reputation’ recruiters can get. And there is a big difference in service levels between recruiters, as expected in any industry. But how do you weed out those ‘good eggs’? In other words: what to expect when you work with a recruitment consultancy?

What to expect when choosing the right recruitment consultancy for you?

If you’re a job seeker, these days, a recruiter can be seen as cold and impersonal. All you see is a LinkedIn job advert and a CV request. You may get a response if their automatic filtering picks out the right words on your CV.

But it doesn’t always have to be like that. Ultimately a good recruiter, like ourselves, wants to find you a role. And to find you a role, we take an interest in you. That’s a key thing to expect when you work with a recruitment consultancy. As experts, in the job market, there may be times when there simply aren’t the roles available that a job seeker is looking for. If that’s the case then we’ll let you know and also keep your CV on file.

If there are roles out there that look right for you then we make it our mission to get to know you. Like any good recruitment consultant will. We want to know more than what your CV says. We’ll ask you about:

  • Your career goals
  • Your background
  • Your motivations
  • Your challenges
  • What you are passionate about

But we’ll also look beyond the CV and skills to understand what you require and need in a role. This might be flexible working, a clear route for career progression, or simply the right sort of work for you. Understanding why you’re looking to change jobs and what will make you say yes to a role is important to us.

If you’re looking to sense check if a recruitment consultancy is right for you then have a look at, or ask for, their testimonials and reviews. Our feedback shows the time we take and the relationships we build with candidates:

“I feel that you have managed to find me the perfect match for my skill set.”

“As someone who has worked with many recruitment agencies for many years, I can honestly say that the service received from Good Egg Recruitment was probably the most personable and collaborative experience I ever had.”

What happens next? The start of the recruitment process.

Hopefully, we’ve managed to highlight what to expect when choosing the right recruitment consultancy for you. Someone like ourselves will be in regular communication with you as we:

  • Discuss potential job roles
  • Help you tailor your CV for the role
  • Prepare with you for interview
  • Discuss interview feedback
  • Help you negotiate an offer

Not to stress the point too much but a good recruiter won’t leave you hanging during any stage of the process. They’ll be in contact and responsive so you know what’s going on. They should understand like we do, that finding a new job can be a stressful process. Anything that can make that easier for you is important to us.

A few final thoughts on what to expect from a recruitment consultancy

We’ve highlighted what we expect a good recruiter to do.  But every job seeker has different needs, so it might be that a less collaborative approach works better for you. Our final thoughts are to find the right recruiter for you. Rather than jump straight in, perhaps review and evaluate them first. A quick phone call or email can sometimes tell you what you need to know before you look at sending your CV in.

We’re always here to help, why not give us a call at 07715 308651 or email Nicola or Annette

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