We recently held a very successful Accountancy and Finance open day here in the Cork office. We met with a lot of finance professionals from Cork/Kerry regions who were looking for market information, salary guides, interview advice and career opportunities.
With the digital age transforming the job search for us all and as online talent platforms grow in scale, securing your new job will become faster and more competitive. A major complaint among job seekers is the hours spent scrolling through endless job boards, reading job descriptions and a lot of you missing out on opportunities making the decision to not apply as they may not have the desirable skills listed. It may take weeks to hear back from uploading your CV to a database of CVs.
It is easy to take for granted the value of meeting your recruiter while hunting for a new job. For recruiters, meeting face to face allows them to assess a candidate’s demeanour, personality and professionalism.
In my experience working in recruitment telephone conversations can start out positive. A lot of time you can be almost certain the person at the end of the line is the ideal candidates for the role, ticking all the necessary skills and experience.
For me the importance of meeting with you face to face is to establish whether or not you’re a fit for the company you applied for and also whether you are more suited to other companies whereby we may have a heads up on certain roles.
The advantages for many of you who are coming back to the market after taking time off to raise kids etc. are endless. The prospect of interviewing may be a daunting to you and by meeting with your consultant, they can put you at ease by discussing the various interview styles certain clients use and we can also provide constructive feedback and suggest some tips and ideas on how to improve your performance before that all important interview.
Whether you are a client or candidate your recruiter will be a specialist in their chosen field so can provide valuable knowledge about the market. You can get insights on the permanent and contract market and salary guides to assist in the search.
In summary, by building up trust with your recruiter you will build a long- lasting relationship whereby you will be confident in letting the recruiter present your CV to clients on your behalf. A thing to remember with your chosen recruiter is that they already have long-lasting client’s relationships and often work roles exclusively. You want your recruiter to be confident in backing you for all roles and the only way this can happen is by meeting them.
If you are serious about finding the perfect opportunity, you should take the time you link in with a recruiter who wants to build a longer term relationship with you. The experience will be a memorable one for all the right reasons!
We look forward to seeing you here!