When you are job searching it’s always good to register with a recruitment agency as often they will be recruiting for jobs that may not be advertised. Once they have your details and have interviewed you to make sure they understand what type of job you are looking for they will be able to let you know as soon as the perfect job comes in!
Recruitment Agencies can also help you find temporary work while your are job searching.
Finding The Right Recruitment Agency
The first step is to have a look at their website and get a feel for the type of agency they are. At Personnel Placements we recruit for both temporary and permanent vacancies. We are a generalist recruitment agency which means we recruit across many sectors and at all levels.
Once you find an agency that you would like to work with, give them a call to find out what their candidate registration process is. We’d advise registering with recruiters who take the time to meet you face to face.
Meeting Your Recruitment Consultant
When you go to meet your recruitment consultant you will need to take certain documentation with you. A CV is a must and ideally email that to your consultant prior to your meeting. Recruitment Agencies need to see proof that you are eligible to work in the UK and will ask to see your passport, or birth certificate and proof of your National Insurance number. If you have neither of these they will advise on what else they need to see before starting to search for work on your behalf.
It’s important the agency has all of the information they need, so you will be asked to complete a registration form with address details, types of work you are looking for as well as providing references – especially if you are looking for temporary work.
With all that done your interview with the recruitment consultant is next. They will explore your CV in more detail and discuss what you are looking for in your new job, your salary expectations, reasons for leaving other job roles as well as telling you about the types of vacancies they recruit for.
A good recruitment consultant will also give you feedback on your CV and advise on any changes they think might be needed. They will be honest with you about your expectations to ensure they do their best to meet them!
Stay In Touch
When an agency searches it’s database for candidates they use certain criteria to make sure they find the best match for the job, so don’t be alarmed about the number of questions you might be asked. It’s all part of them getting to know you and ensuring a great working partnership.
It’s important to stay in touch with your consultant. As you can imagine, the agency will have a large number of candidates registered so it can be hard to speak to everyone regularly if it takes time to find the right job. At PP, we are always happy for you to give us a call or drop in for an update and if we need to, adjust your job searching criteria accordingly.
Give us a call now or head over to our ‘register your CV’ page and one of the team will be in touch.