We all turn to our parents regularly for advice whether it’s for cooking/DIY/car tips or health advice. And in general the saying “Mother knows best” rings true but the one area I’d advise you to be wary of parental advice is when it comes to your career. Why you may ask? Well, job searching nowadays is a completely different ballgame compared to when your parents were on the job hunting scene. These days you not only have to do up your CV, you now have online job applications to fill out, psychometric assessments to complete, an online brand to build across social media platforms and multiple career fairs/networking events to attend. It’s a whirlwind of activity that you’re trying to keep on top of, so who do you to turn to for a helping hand?..
It’s natural to ask everyone you know for help and advice regarding interviews and job hunting but often you can get bombarded with conflicting opinions and are left wondering who’s right and who’s leading you down the garden path. Surprisingly, many jobseekers are unaware of the benefits of using a recruitment agency yet (not just saying this because I work for a recruitment agency) we genuinely can help you.
Each employer you meet is different and has different ideals of what they’re looking for in a candidate so what worked for one of your friends may not necessarily work for you. At the end of the day, the only opinion that counts is that of your potential next employer and that’s where we come in!
Recruiter knows best
As recruitment consultants, we know our clients inside out! We know company background, history, industry and culture, we know the role you’re applying for and we probably know who’s interviewing you. We can give you inside knowledge that you wouldn’t have known otherwise if you had approached the company yourself.
We know CVs, we know interviews, we know assessment centres!
We spend all our days screening CVs and conducting interview preps so we’re perfectly placed to advise you on your CV (content and layout) and different interview styles. We’ll also provide you with honest feedback on your interview technique and will advise you on what areas you need to improve.
We know the market!
Not sure of what direction to take with you career? Let’s talk! All of our consultants not only have years of recruitment experience but are product knowledge specialists in their respective industries. They can advise you on what industries and companies you are most suited to, identify roles you previously may not have considered and advise you on current market trends.
We’re YOUR agent!
At the end of the day, we’re here to represent you and get the best possible outcome for you. We’ll act as an intermediary between you and an employer and try to get you your desired salary and benefits.
So if you’re looking for a career change, get in touch with one of our consultants today and hopefully we can find you your dream career.
Posted by Julia Purcell, Marketing & Communications Manager Sigmar on 29 November 2017