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Don't Visit A Job Agency Until You've Read This!

A moment ago we introduced you to job agencies as a way of finding work.

Here we explain the advantages and disadvantages of using employment agencies so you're well informed and find the best job search method for you.

What Are The Disadvantages Of Using A Job Agency?

  • Because their main aim is to make money by filling jobs, and because that money comes from employers, you're not recruitment agencies' prime concern.
  • In some cases, this means that employment agencies will be more interested in people who they can place in jobs quickly and easily.
  • This means that if you don't have a lot of experience, skills or qualifications, you may get less attention. Unfortunately, getting your employment agency to notice you by making daily phone calls to them often doesn't help!

What Are The Advantages Of Using Employment Agencies?

  • More and more employers are using employment agencies to recruit temporary and contract staff, rather than advertise jobs themselves. This means that recruitment agencies have access to jobs that you wouldn't normally hear about.
  • They do the leg-work for you. Once your recruitment agency has your resume or CV, they sell your skills to employers, set up job interviews and negotiate the work and possibly the salary on your behalf (with your agreement).
  • Many recruitment agencies have strong business relationships with key clients, which can help you get your foot in the door, especially if you've been turned down direct by the Company you wish to join.

Do You Have Any More Advice?

Yes. Click here for more employment agency advice including:

  • Should I Use A Recruitment Agency?
  • 9 Top Tips for maximising your success with recruitment agencies

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