“They always call me”
“They never leave me alone”
“They don’t listen to what I’m saying”
These are some of the most common complaints we hear when talking to candidates. And trust us, we understand the frustration, as many of our recruitment consultants have experienced the same when working with a recruiter in their career.
Many industries, including SAP, cybersecurity, and IAM, have developed a negative impression of the recruitment industry over the years, due to the lack of honesty and transparency of many recruiters.
As the market has become more saturated and competitive, as you might have experienced, due to the number of agencies reaching out to you, this is bringing a positive change to the industry.
Jobseekers have become more selective, and they value an honest advisor when it comes to their careers. While we acknowledge that there are valid reasons not to work with a recruiter, we also want to highlight the reasons why you should.
You get the good eggs and the bad eggs, and you get them everywhere in business.
Many recruiters only know what they have been taught.
However, there are ones with a genuine approach to helping professionals, like you, find their next job.
Working with a specialist recruitment agency gives you the advantage of having an expert on the other side of the phone, who understands your industry, your skill set and your career paths.
You can easily tell if a recruiter has your best interest at heart, but here is another article on how to know if you are working with a good recruiter
If you have ever applied to multiple roles yourself, you might have experienced the annoyance of having to search for a job, go on the website fill out application forms, writing a cover letter, editing your CV, constantly crashing job portals, never receiving feedback and so on.
Here is where working with a recruiter will save you time and frustration.
A good recruiter will only ask you for your CV and “right to represent” if you consent to proceed with the application process.
They will submit your application to the company, schedule all interviews, and chase all feedback. All you need to do is answer a few calls.
As we go along our day-to-day, it can be difficult to keep up with what’s happening in our market. When we look for a job change we default to the names that are known. From our experience, the flashy company names aren’t the only best companies to work for, and there are many hidden gems.
It’s a recruiter’s responsibility to constantly have their eyes and ears on the market, to provide you with the best opportunities and insight.
Have you ever not received feedback from an application? Or had a terrible interview experience? Or been offered a salary that is below your expectations?
Most of the time, applicants don’t feel it’s right to push back and request feedback. Don’t worry, the recruiter will take care of this.
If you are torn between options, your recruiter will help you. If your family or partner is showing resistance towards your job move, your recruiter will assist you. You are about to hand in your notice, but you don’t know how. Your recruiter will advise you.
Great consultants know how to handle every situation, so you make the right career choice.
Last but not least, one of our favourite benefits of working with a recruiter.
You get your advisor on how to prepare for interviews, what to look out for when speaking to the different decision-makers, what each company’s process looks like, and what to expect from the calls with different companies.
It’s time for the industry to earn its good reputation back, which can be done with more positive experiences between candidates and recruiters.
It is our mission to contribute to these success stories and be part of the genuine and honest career advisors.
If you are looking for a change in your SAP, IAM, or cybersecurity career, speak to one of our specialist consultants.
Click here for how to tell you’re working with a good recruiter.