It is employers who pay the recruitment companies’ fees – they are not there to give you free advice and support, but to find the right candidate for a particular role. However, they are the gateway to many jobs, and you must know how to deal with them.
Take seriously all the feedback recruiters give you about your CV.
Make a note of the recruitment applications you make and follow them up.
If you plan to contact a recruitment company speculatively, it is prudent to write to a named individual. In some firms this may simply be the person responsible for inputting CVs into databases. ...