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Why Recruitment Agencies Are Beneficial For Your Job Search

Job searching can be a long, stressful process and there are people out there who are qualified to help you. Whether you’re taking the next step in your career, recently graduated or finding yourself out work, everyone goes through the process at some point! Most importantly, it’s okay to ask for help!

Understanding Recruitment

It’s common that most people are unaware that recruitment agencies exist and how they are there to help you. It’s our job to scout the right role and place you into the right company and sometimes it can be hard to do that yourself. Ask for help, speak to professionals and discuss your goals, experience and job expectations.

Here at Westray, we interview every candidate before sending them out to clients. This means we can understand their personality, skills and experience as well as discussing what type of role they are looking for. Our Consultants are excellent in understanding what is best for the candidate and looking at the strengths of the individual and how that can benefit them in their next role.

That is why a range of employers look to us to recruit the right candidate on their behalf. We also help with CV’s and help the candidate reach the top of their potential by fully preparing them before they go for any interviews.

Importance of an updated CV

As mentioned above, CV’s are the prime focus to showcase your skills and experiences. Recruitment consultants are there to ensure you have included the relevant details, key skills and contact details before passing onto any employer. It’s important to highlight your achievements and what transferable skills you are able to bring to a company. It’s easy to forget to update your CV when you’re in long-term employment!

Discovering Your Strengths and Weaknesses

It can be difficult to understand your own strengths and weaknesses as we’re all our own worst critic and being too tough on ourselves means we are unable to show what we’re really good at. Having a conversation with a recruiter can enable you to understand where your biggest strengths are and what you should be promoting about yourself, whilst understanding what skills you can improve on. This also helps to understand your salary expectations and how realistic they are against your skillset.

We all love to aim high and we all have aspirations on how much we would like to be earning but sometimes it’s wiser to start with a company and build up your experience and work your way up the career ladder… most importantly it isn’t going to happen overnight!

Searching For the Right Role

Recruitment companies are basically the intermediate between the client and the candidate and have a clearer understanding of what type of person the employer is looking for and what will best suit the role. This is extremely beneficial for the client as it saves a lot of time sifting through applications. It means that when you are put forward for an interview, you will have every confidence that you’re well suited for that position.

Remember, it’s our job to ensure our candidates find the right role for them and we’re here to help as we know how tough it can be, so don’t be afraid to ask! You can contact us on 0191 492 662 or visit our website for more information > https://www.westrayrecruitment.co.uk/.

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