24 Jun Should you partner with a Recruitment Agency to secure employment?
So, if you see that a job is advertised directly (by the employer) and also advertised by a recruitment agency – apply directly every time!! At the end of the day, think of it from a business perspective – if they have shortlisted the applicants down to 2 ideal candidates (you both meet their requirements perfectly) – but one of you applied direct, and the other one came through an agency – how would you choose – the one that costs you $15,000 or the ‘free’ one that you know wants to work for YOU?
There are obvious pros and cons, it pays to be mindful of your relationship with a recruitment consultant / agency and always consider their position and what is in it for them. In this day and age, and in the current labour market, there are ways to access the benefits of a recruitment agency without using one. Such as developing a LinkedIN profile, and connecting with companies that you want to work for, and being proactive in your job search.