9 Reasons why you should use a Recruiter
Finding a new job can be a stressful and confusing time. With so many sites and job boards dedicated to advertising vacancies, it can be difficult to sift through and find one that you want and are qualified for. Sometimes, going through a recruitment agency can seem like yet another step in the process, but having a recruiter on your side will actually help you streamline and simplify the process, and increase your chances of success.
Here are nine reasons why you should use a recruiter:
The most useful recruitment agencies concentrate on a single industry. They spend all day, every day, focusing on the careers and opportunities available within that industry. They know where the demand is, the culture of different companies, and the personalities of employers. In our case, Burgess Paluch Legal Recruitment specifically places jobseekers in roles as lawyers throughout Australia, while our sister company, Kaleidoscope, focusses entirely on support staff in law firms. Our sole dedication to the legal profession means that you are given a specialised service which includes the best access to opportunities within the legal industry.
2.Access to opportunities
Recruiters have a greater insight into the job market than the average jobseeker. They have insider knowledge from the companies they recruit for and are skilled at tailoring their searches to your specific needs and abilities. They can also show you options outside of your usual practice or jurisdiction that you normally wouldn’t apply for, and know when you are likely to gain interest from an employer.
Having a recruiter on your side will also help your application be noticed. Companies trust that the jobseekers sent to them from their recruitment agency of choice are a good fit for the role, and that unsuitable applicants have been weeded out.
A good recruiter will double as a career coach. They should understand the ins and outs of employment and progression in your industry, and be aware of your market value and where you can fit in. They will provide advice when you are juggling multiple offers and can help you to negotiate your salary. Your long-term career should not only be a priority for you, but also for your recruiter.
4.Long-term career focus
Recruiters have a reputation to uphold and they love referrals, so if the jobseekers they place aren’t appropriate for the role or move around too quickly, they’ll lose the trust of the companies they recruit for. Placing you in a job where you can progress in your career long term is the best move for both you and your recruiter, so a recruiter who is in it for the long haul will work closely with you to select roles that are a great fit.
5.Highlighting your marketable traits
Your recruiter is aware of your value in the job market and will be able to target specific roles which suit you and your abilities. They know exactly what certain companies are looking for in a potential employee, and they will be able to help you highlight those traits.
6.Assisting with your CV
Besides editing and amending your CV, a recruiter is skilled in making sure it highlights your most marketable traits. They will also help you to tailor it so that its appropriate for the position you want.
7.Helping you understand the hiring process
The hiring process can be confusing, but your recruiter ought to be an expert. They can explain the ins and outs of the whole system. You’ll also get feedback when you go through a recruitment agency, which is essential for helping you with future applications.
8.Briefing for your interview
Once you get to the interview stage of the process, a recruiter becomes an invaluable source of information. They should be able to give you a personal insight into the personality of your interviewer, as well as the culture of the company you are interviewing at. They will know exactly what that company is looking for in a potential employee, so they can prepare you for the questions they might ask and help you to highlight desirable qualities in yourself.
Your recruiter will make sure that the entire job-seeking process runs smoothly. They will organise interview times between you and the company, help you to negotiate your new salary and decide between multiple offers.
So, if you want to simplify the recruitment process and find the right job for you, give a good specialist recruiter a try. Here at Burgess Paluch we are specialist legal recruiters who place lawyers in private practice law firms, corporations and government. If you are a lawyer with at least 6 months of post admission experience or more and thinking about your next move, contact us for a confidential chat to discuss your options.