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Why should you apply through a recruiter?

We all know finding the right job that is the perfect fit for us can be a lengthy process, and a grueling one too. The excitement of the opportunities that lie ahead for us is dulled by the daunting task of the big search. Starting out on this journey, whether by choice or necessity, is intimidating for the best of us – so how can we help ourselves and get a positive head start on the process?
Engaging the services of a professional recruiter is one of the easiest ways to find work. Our expertise allows you to speed through the search process and will also give you knowledge and insight for a competitive advantage over other applicants.
It is important to have a good relationship with your chosen recruiter. You need to get to know each other, trust and respect are important on both sides.
Here are some very persuasive reasons why engaging a recruiter will get you through this process quickly and successfully.

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1. Recruiters save you a lot of time

Think about it… you have a lot of life commitments and are very likely to be still working in your current job or studying. Recruiters do this for a living. It’s our job to match candidates to roles and clients. At E-Frontiers, we know what roles are open, and what roles are coming up that may not yet be advertised, and most importantly, we know you are in the market for a job. Searching job sites and sending applications is a time-consuming chore, recruiters take the pain out of it for you. Our core values at E-Frontiers include showing respect, winning together and responsiveness. We will always respond to you in a timely manner, giving you constructive feedback and advice.

2. Access to a much larger network

Networking and making connections are part and parcel of a recruiter’s job. It’s what we do. At E-Frontiers we draw on our global network of connections and the trusted relationships that we have forged with senior industry leaders and this reach is something you can take advantage of to maximise your job search efforts. We are in your corner, so by using a recruiter, your network has grown exponentially. Also, recruiters work across many different clients and industries. We have first-hand information on many opportunities and jobs, and have relationships built up with clients over time. Increasing your options, increases your chances of getting hired more quickly.

3. Career Partners

Recruiters spend a lot of time researching specific job markets, making us the best career partner to provide you with up-to-date information and data on market trends and opportunities and the competition you may be up against. Our team of experts will advise on salary rates for your level and industry. We will critically appraise your CV, give valuable advice, and may recommend training and upskilling that will help you improve your qualifications and employability. Our team will also give you a detailed insight into the position available, and the company and culture so you can determine if the opportunity is a good fit for you.

4. Get shortlisted

Recruiters know their clients and the detailed job spec. We also know additional details that may not be in the job description, and most importantly we have a feel for the type of person the client is looking for and who may fit the client’s needs best. If you match these criteria, you are straight onto a shortlist and in front of the client, giving you more visibility and a much better chance of getting hired than applying directly to the company.

5. Confidentiality

If you are currently working, you may want to remain quiet about your job hunt to your employer until you are ready to resign. Working with a recruiter allows you complete confidentiality throughout the process. Your employer will have no access to recruiter databases, and you will have no public applications to job databases, so your job search can remain confidential until you are ready for the next step.

6. Recruiters help you through the process

A skilled recruiter will guide you step by step through this process from application to acceptance. We are always on hand to provide expert advice to you on CVs, application documents, interview skills, portfolios, visas, moving countries, and more. We possess a wealth of knowledge on these topics. Most important is that we will advocate for you and negotiate for you on salary, benefits, and terms. We will also provide you with feedback and give you guidance and expert coaching for the next interview stage. Don’t forget a good recruiter is striving to place the best candidates in the shortest timeframe – this is good news for you as the candidate.

7. You remain on the database

Even if things don’t work out the first time around, there will be many more openings that you may be considered for. At E-Frontiers we use specialized computer software that matches the information on the database to relevant jobs. Your CV does not get forgotten. You will be on your recruiter’s radar going forward. This brings us nicely to the final point.

 

8. Keep in touch – future plans

A good relationship with your recruiter can be a very valuable thing for you. It is a competitive world out there, you never know when you may be in search of a new job, so having a professional recruiter on your side is hugely beneficial. We can become your career coach and advocate and can offer you ongoing professional support that will enable you to thrive in your career.

These are very compelling reasons why it makes sense for you and your career to engage the professional services of a recruitment specialist. So really the question is ‘Why not work with a recruiter?’ Can you afford not to? It’s a win-win situation. We are here to help you, please send us your CV today to discuss your future career options.

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Alejandro Pino

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