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Do you know how to work with a recruiter?

18 Mar 2019

The first step – how many recruiters do I contact?

If you have an agency background and are considering another agency role then I would suggest contacting one recruiter, but (and this is a big ‘but’), choose with great care. The right recruitment consultant will take care of your search and give you all the information and support you need to secure a great job. Where possible, ask someone for a recommendation.

Remember that the consultant is representing you, and you need to feel confident that they have the right contacts to open the best doors for you – and that they have taken the time to really understand your experience. You want to know that you are working with a person that will be professionally empathetic to you, so take note of whether the recruiter takes the time to get to know you, and shares information about themselves too.

Why should we be your first port of call?

We look after your whole search, not part of it. We control the process for you and sometimes get you multiple offers at the same time. However, we can only do this work when you come to us first, at the very beginning of your job search, and sign up with us exclusively. We get paid on getting a great result for you, and we will do our best to
support you make a great career move.

Why choose to work with us?

Partnering with us means that you benefit from our wealth of contacts, the close and trusted relationships that we have with our clients, and the in-depth understanding we have of the market – there are very few recruitment consultants who can offer this. We care about a high quality outcome, and when you’ve been a corporate and financial communications recruitment specialist for over 15 years, as I have, you become an expert at achieving just that.

We pride ourselves on our consistently outstanding results, which are achieved through the development of long-term partnerships, with both our clients and our candidates. It is a process based on the development of a profound understanding of the very particular requirements of both and marrying the two. No other recruitment agency in this market gives briefings on the companies and the people you would be meeting like we do. We are sticklers for detail.

Last word…

By working with us exclusively, you will benefit from our holistic, integrated approach, with no need to worry about unintentionally applying for the exact same job across a few different agencies. We can offer full disclosure on an opportunity, meaning everyone is on the same page. Looking after you well means you will recommend us – and that is what makes our business work.

We look forward to helping you with your job search.

The Works Search specialises in placing PR and corporate communications with some of the most prestigious companies in London. Get in touch with Canace on 07917 875 669 or email canace@the-works.co.uk if you’re a high flyer looking for a step up.

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