Finding a job isn’t always an easy process… But whatever stage you’re at in your career, having the right people managing your job search can make it much easier. And one of the best resources you can take advantage of are recruitment agencies. Not certain how they actually work? Here is a quick guide to recruitment agencies, and a few tips to help get you started!
What is a recruitment agency?
A recruitment agency is a kind of an intermediary between a company that is looking to hire someone and a job seeker who is looking for a job. The recruitment agency’s main function is to find the most suitable candidate for a job its recruiters have been asked to fill.
Their consultants source new opportunities, edit and optimise CVs, and even provide pointers to help candidates prepare for interviews. Basically, they streamline the whole job seeking process.
How do I apply for jobs through agencies?
Your recruitment consultant acts as the middle-man between you and the recruiter, sending in your CV and putting you forward for an interview. If your application is successful, they help with interview preparation and give you lots of tips and pointers, from providing you with directions to advising you on what to wear on the day.
What are the benefits of using a recruitment agency?
Finding a job through a recruitment agency has a lot of advantages. Firstly, they’ll often have built up good relationships with a lot of top employers, giving you exclusive access to their jobs. And you’ll also get put forward for positions that you wouldn’t otherwise have heard about.
How much does using a recruitment agency cost?
You should never be charged to use a recruitment agency. Consultants are paid by the employer and receive their fee based on whether you’ve successfully started in the role. There should be no payment directly from the individual.
What happens once I get a job?
Once you’ve secured the job, the role of your agency doesn’t stop there. They’ll handle all of the paperwork and other formalities, and liaise with your new employer to make sure everything is in place for your first day and beyond. They can even negotiate your salary for you and make sure you get the best package out there.
Job hunting can be a lonely process, but it becomes so much less so when you’re with a recruitment agency. For more information about recruitment agencies in the Czech Republic buy our e-book “How to find a job in the Czech Republic”!
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