Approaching an agency for the first time can often be a daunting and intimidating thing to do. Here are some tips to help you understand how the relationship can work for both parties, even after you have landed your dream job!

Choose your agency carefully
Try to work with an agency that specialises in your field or industry. Do your research before making the call, our reputations are very important to us, so the way we treat candidates is a top priority.

Be honest
It is always advisable to come clean to the recruiter about any challenges or difficulties you have faced during your career. An experienced recruiter will listen and offer constructive advice about the way forward.

Be professional
Always keep the relationship on a professional level, and expect the same professionalism in return. If you accept a position or assignment, be prepared to commit to it and not let the other party down.

Understand recruiters work for their clients
Our clients are employers not jobseekers, and there is sometimes a misconception that we work for our candidates, our job is to match the 2 together.

Keep in touch
You never know when you might need a good recruiter! There is no harm in keeping in touch, even after you have found a job. Open lines of communication can only benefit both parties, so remember not to delete their number from your phone!

This can be very much a 2-way street, just as a good recruiter will follow your career, remember to pass on his or her number to any friends or family looking for work, or prospective clients who may need assistance sourcing candidates.

Sarah Richards
Senior Recruitment Consultant