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Recruitment consultancies

Recruitment consultancies offer a key service in building careers.

Follow these tips to ensure you get the best from your recruitment consultancy.



  • Choose a consultant who will get to know you and represent you well. It’s essential to be properly interviewed face to face (not just a quick coffee) – otherwise how can they represent you to a potential employee?

  • Don’t allow your CV to be sent out without your permission. If someone does that, they are not only breaching your confidentiality, but also can’t be sure you are even interested in the job.

  • Be honest and open. Keep your consultant informed about developments in your job search. Pass on feedback honestly – if you don’t like the job, say so. That way you have a much better chance of ending up with the job you want.

  • Only allow one consultancy to submit your CV to a potential employer. Employers are put off by multiple applications – it looks like you are not in control of your job search, or are desperate. Not to mention how demotivating this can be for your consultant! You’ll need to keep a list if you register

  • Choose someone who is career focussed and will listen to your needs – not just sell you whatever brief they have on their books that week.

  • Limit the number of consultancies you use. It’s far more effective to build up a relationship with a consultant you trust. A good one will become your partner in your job search and is likely to be far more motivated on your behalf than lots of people competing with each other. Many candidates choose to use one consultancy only for this reason.

Source: Direct Recruitment

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