Everyone needs career advice at some point in their recruiting career.
Did you know there are now 40,000 recruitment companies in the UK? The current recruitment market is still booming despite our BREXIT focused political landscape.
There are several reasons why too.
After the last recession, business improved and switched-on business owners appreciate that a company is only as good as its team; therefore, recruitment is key.
Also, in the grip of a skills shortage, attracting, finding and recruiting the talent you want isn’t easy, hence the reason why so many organisations use recruiters.
Logically then the world is your oyster when it comes to your recruiting career; provided you find the right rec2rec to work with.
They Understand Recruitment
I know this might seem strange but not every rec2rec consultant has the experience of the sector they should have. Recruitment is a specialist area, and no one can understand how tough it is to be a consultant with billings targets to hit and where candidates go AWOL.
Therefore, ask them how many placements they have made, how long have they worked in recruitment and make your decision accordingly.
They Work In Your Sector
Let’s be honest; if you were seriously ill, your GP would send you to a specialist. You don’t let just anyone add new plug sockets in your house, you wouldn’t ask a divorce lawyer to help you sell your house……. and the list goes on.
Working with specialists is the name of the game.
The World Wide Web has made it possible for everyone to communicate and launch their specialist service and expertise; it’s the same in recruitment.
Back in the day when I first started in rec2rec, I recruited into every sector going; this isn’t the case anymore because I have deep knowledge of specific sectors built up over the last 17 years and that is where I focus.
How could this work for you?
Let’s say you are looking for a retail recruitment role or an Accountancy opportunity? If this is the case, you should work with a recruiter that knows this space well if you want to get the best result.
They Understand Career Development
Fact: A good rec2rec organisation understand people and the critical steps involved in developing your career. It’s not about sending you to everyone.
A few weeks ago, a candidate came to us down and dejected. She had moved into the wrong role at completely the wrong time for her; suggested by the rec2rec she had worked with.
As an example, here at GSR2R we speak to candidates and give them an action plan about what to do first; then we send them away and keep in touch till they are ready.
Not many rec2rec’s do that… do they?
For us, it’s about being committed to linking the best and brightest individuals with innovative, forward-thinking businesses.
Which leads me onto something else…
They Understand How To Find The Fit
If you are an ambitious recruiter, which I suspect you are, you will understand the importance of ‘finding the fit’ for your candidates and clients.
No recruitment consultant wants an unhappy candidate in a role. This should be the same for rec2rec companies too; though it’s not always the case.
Here is the thing - if you are talking to your rec2rec consultant and they don’t ask you about where you like to work and what is important to you, see this as a red flag as it’s likely they don’t know their craft and will send you anywhere.
They Are Willing To Represent You Personally
Not all rec2rec consultants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do this. Imagine though finding a rec2rec that is well connected with key players in the market.
They can then recommend you personally to their connections, who are the best fit and match for your recruitment career.
They Know About Roles That Aren’t Advertised
Every recruitment consultant worth their fee is well connected and will often know about roles before anyone else; this might even be you?
You know what a tight-knit bunch recruiter are, so imagine how this can play out to your advantage if you work with an experienced rec2rec who is well connected.
Is this all making sense? I hope so.
Until next time