How to find a job through recruitment agencies

Just as estate agents earn their fees when they sell a house, recruitment agencies earn their fees when they place a candidate in a job. So it’s in the recruitment agencies’ interests to have you on their books.

The kind of job you are looking for will determine which agencies you apply to; local, national, industry specialist, or executive search agencies specialise in senior level recruitment. A quick search of the website, newspaper or your professional journal will help you to identify which to apply to. Then a telephone call is a good idea; some agencies welcome speculative applications/CVs so that they can add them to a database, while others prefer applications only for specific vacancies. ...

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