Many people cringe at the thought of using a recruitment agency to find a job for them. Their biggest concern here is the commission fee. The way the commission is charged varies by country or state. Sometimes this is charged as a percentage of your first year’s salary. However, sometimes your employer might pay this fee on your behalf or agree to pay a part of this fee. What you must understand is that the recruitment agency also provides you with a service and need means of revenue for their services. Let’s take a look at what they offer a potential candidate.
Candidates are prepped for an upcoming interview
Recruitment agencies are responsible for preparing applicants before the interview. They will provide training and give you vital information about the job role you are applying for. Hence, you will never have to walk blindly into an interview.
One of the reasons for this is that when you don’t live up to the expectations of your interviewer, your recruitment agency will also look bad because they recommended you.
Your resume will be proofread
This service is a very much appreciated by many as it gives them the confidence that your potential employer will get the right impression of you. Most people still struggle to express themselves properly in their CVs. Experts will guide you through the process.
They have all the unadvertised jobs
Recruitment agencies are widely used by companies to save them the time of screening through hundreds of CVs and conducting preliminary interviews. Hence, they are given the responsibility of finding suitable candidates for their job openings. These jobs are not advertised elsewhere. Highly specialised recruiting officers like IT recruiters in Singapore prefer to let these agencies handle the preliminary stages of screening, because they have access to a large pool of potential employees.
Another plus of using these agencies are that they have access to a large collection of short term and long term jobs, so you can choose as you wish.
They are professional
Recruiting agencies handle sensitive information in a secure manner. Thus they will act in a way that protects your privacy and not create complications for you at your current workplace.
Negotiations can be done on your behalf
Whatever you are looking for whether it be consumer banking jobs or jobs in the horticulture field your agency has highly specialised knowledge in that area. They can advise you about your prospects and let you know if you have unrealistic expectations, especially regarding your salary.
Usually these agencies will conduct negotiations with the best interests of both the parties involved. You can also make requests or inquiries about your prospective job via your agency.
When you take all these factors into consideration and look past the commission fee, you will probably realise that using an agency actually beneficial on many levels.