Get The Best From Your Agency
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People who get the best results from an agency work in partnership with them and are proactive in their dealings with them.† Here are some useful tips to make sure your recruiter works harder for you than other people they could be working on:
- Call your recruiter if you canít make the interview at their agency.† Their day is time pressured and they will have put time aside for you.
- Tell your recruiter if you canít make a job interview or temp booking they have arranged for you. Often they have put a lot of work into finding that assignment or interview and they donít want an angry client berating them if you donít turn up without telling them.
- Treat an interview with them in the same way that you would if it was a company (See Perform Well At An Interview).† They will be promoting you to client companies and need to see how you approach an interview.
- Let your recruiter know if you have found a job so that they can concentrate their efforts on other people who need a job rather than you
- Once you have been on an interview for your recruiter, please call them with feedback.† They need to know how you got on.
- Establish parameters with your recruiter to find out how often they will call you to let you know whatís going on with your job hunt or whether you need to call them.† We frequently hear the complaint ďI registered with x and then never heard from themĒ.† In reality, it is easier for you to call the few agencies you have registered with than it is for them to call all the people on their database.† If all they are doing is calling all their people on their database to chat to them, you need to find yourself another agency Ė fast.† Any successful recruiter will spend all their time out on client visits or contacting clients to hunt for jobs for you.
- Be genuine about your job hunt.† If you use an agencyís free services to find a job with a higher salary purely to use as a bargaining tool with your current employer, you could be stopping your recruiter from spending valuable time on someone who is out of work and needs to find a job to pay their mortgage.
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