Recruitment agencies are great businesses that specialize in finding the perfect career for graduates. Once you graduate, it’s hard to pin down that perfect job or figure out what career will suit you best. Not only are there so many options, but it’s increasingly difficult to even get an interview with some of the companies in the market.
Registering with an agency will boost your chances of obtaining a career that you enjoy. Recruiting agencies often partner with specific companies across various industries. Through their partnership, the agency agrees to post vacant positions on their website. They also agree to look over new graduate applications, CVs, and cover letters in order to suggest possible applicants for the company’s vacant positions. Considering recruiters are in constant contact with these companies, your chance of landing an interview at one of them is fairly high.
Additionally, since recruiting agencies are talking with companies on a daily basis, they know the exact specifications and requirements a hiring manager is looking for. Using this, as well as their own expertise, recruiters can help graduates complete a CV and cover letter that better enhances their skills. New graduates often send generic CVs and cover letters to hiring managers. Recruiters know how to guide you in crafting a cover letter that will impress the company.
They can also provide inside industry advice. In such a competitive market, you’ll need all the help you can get. There are a lot of companies who post jobs that have already been filled or jobs where they’re interviewing candidates even as they’re posting the job notice. They’re usually under a legal obligation to post the job. Or they might be interested in seeing the quality of applicants in the market.
Recruitment agencies are usually aware of these jobs before they’re posting externally. Through their connection with the company, they can often alert you about new jobs before they’re available to the public. This gives graduates at a recruiting agency significant leverage. In such a competitive job market, you need to be proactive about finding a job.
Recruiters and agencies are also dedicated to finding a job where graduates are satisfied. They don’t want to place you in a temporary position. They want to place you in a position where you have a chance to grow. Everyone needs to start their first job at the bottom and steadily work their way to the top. It’s getting the opportunity to start that’s usually the issue.
Once you register with an agency, a recruiting consultant will interview you and make sure they understand the industries you want to work in, as well as anything about your academic or professional background. With a recruiter’s vast knowledge of the job market and their contacts in various companies, they’ll be able to focus on customizing your job search so that you can find the perfect career. Their goal is to guide you into a career that you enjoy and that is a benefit to you and to the company you work for.