A recruitment agency acts as a “middleman” between the candidate and the recruiter, and selecting the right one can help you land your dream job. With close to 30,000 recruitment agencies in the UK, it can be difficult to choose the best one for you. In this article, our experts offer advice on how to find the best recruitment agency in Essex for you and your aspirations.
Talk to Someone
When trawling through countless recruitment agencies, your first point of action will probably be their website, which will likely be full of enticing promises and statistics showcasing their competence. All recruitment companies will tell you that they provide a fantastic service, but very few actually deliver. The best way to truly understand a recruitment agency is by engaging in direct conversation, so don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and speak with a consultant. A reputable recruitment agency will always make time to have a conversation with you and address any questions you may have. From there, you can collaboratively devise a plan that best suits your job search needs.
Check Testimonials and Reviews
A good reputation cannot be purchased; it must be earned, so you should choose a recruitment agency which people have great things to say about. And what better way to gauge their reputation than by looking at their customer testimonials and reviews? Testimonials and reviews are often the only glimpse you will get to what it will be like working with that recruitment agency. Obviously, one bad review shouldn’t put you off completely; what you should be wary of is a company with a series of bad reviews.
Take Your Time to Understand Their Process
In an often-frantic job search, you should resist the temptation to rush into the arms of the first agency you come across. Take the time to truly get to know each recruitment agency and sort the wheat from the chaff. It’s important to recognise that each recruitment agency will have its own approach to sourcing and placing candidates; some more person-focused than others. You should also try and gain insight into the recruitment agencies’ interview process. Most reputable recruitment agencies should have a thorough and meticulous interview procedure, with strong references and examples requested at each stage. But this should not deter you, the rigour of the interview process only signifies the agency’s commitment to further understanding your requirements and skillset. The closer the collaboration between you and the recruitment agency, the deeper their understanding of your profile becomes, enhancing their ability to successfully match you with the ideal position. By clearly understanding their process, how they work, their interview process, and how interested they are in you as a person, you can effectively assess whether they would be a good fit for you.
If you’re still feeling uncertain about how to choose the right recruitment agency for you, speak to a member of our team at Pursuit Group. We will be more than happy to help resolve any job search issues you have.