Partnering with a specialist recruitment agency strengthens the chances of landing your dream role in more ways than one.

why should you use a recruitment specialist to help you find a job instead of going it alone?

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Male and female, smiling and looking down

1. expert knowledge and advice: specialist recruitment consultants know your industry like the back of their hand.

It's their role to deeply understand your profession, the industry jargon, insights about the employer, and how your particular job works. It’s also their job to get to know you, your skills, experience and career aspirations to advise where your skills would be most suited. 

Since recruitment specialists are so well versed in all the technical and personal requirements for the roles you are applying for, they can advise accurately on how your experience and skills would be best utilised.

Plus, they will recommend the best way to remedy gaps in your knowledge or expertise to secure your dream role.

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2. exclusive access to jobs: specialist recruitment consultants actively cultivate strong (and often exclusive) relationships with industry-leading businesses.

Recruitment specialists are in constant contact with employers within your industry, meaning they'll be the first to know if your dream job has just opened up.

An excellent specialist recruitment consultant is proactive and will regularly find out well in advance about available roles for you before they are advertised on traditional online job boards.

This means you will get in first before other candidates to interview and be exposed to a more significant number of available roles to pick and choose from.

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Four colleagues having a meeting in a meeting room. Financial charts in the background.

3. salary advice: recruitment specialists can offer you salary advice based on benchmarking within the industry

Since your specialist recruitment consultant will have extensive experience recruiting within your industry, they will have in-depth knowledge of the type of salary you can expect from a role. They can also advise on what you need to do to secure higher wages.

In most new work arrangements, your specialist recruitment consultant provides you with an edge by handling the negotiation for you regarding your new contract.

4. prep for the job interview: your recruitment consultant will help you nail that interview

Your specialist recruiter will help you feel comfortable and confident in the lead-up to the interview.

Everything from a detailed job description to inside information about the organisation, challenges and recent wins, the team you’d be working with, the company structure, tips, and expectations.

This is invaluable information designed to set you up for success.

5. reference checking: specialist recruitment agencies can reduce the number of times your referees are contacted

Partnering with a recruitment specialist means that instead of the individual companies contacting your referees on numerous occasions - (which can become time-consuming and disruptive).

In most cases, your specialist recruiter will call just once and provide the same reference to each prospective employer you apply with.

In the end, there are only benefits to having an expert on your side in the job hunt as they are in the know with the latest trends, job opportunities and ongoing changes in the market.

Get in contact with one of Randstad's specialist consultants today and see how building a solid relationship with an expert recruiter can completely change your game.

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