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Just the Job! by John Lees

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CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Work with recruitment consultancies

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Misunderstandings about what agencies can and will do for you
  • How to spot and approach consultants
  • How to avoid being offered ‘same old, same old’ jobs
  • Getting your message across securely

SOMEONE TO DO ALL THE HARD WORK FOR YOU?

Candidates are often comfortable working with agencies because it keeps them in passive mode – you hand over the problem to someone else. Agencies often reinforce this impression, suggesting that they will market you to a range of organisations. While some do, most are focused exclusively on a small number of jobs they are attempting to fill at the moment.

Recruitment agencies are an important part of a multistrategy job hunt strategy ...

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