CHAPTER THREE

How do I handle interviews with recruitment consultants?

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • What recruitment agencies can, realistically, do for you
  • Interpreting the feedback they give you
  • Building relationships to increase your chances of being short listed
  • The insider view – tips from an executive recruiter

THE WORLD OF THE RECRUITMENT AGENCY

A significant number of jobs are filled by agencies, connecting job seekers with employers. They rarely call themselves ‘employment agencies’, which they are in law, but use other terms including ‘recruitment consultancy’, ‘staff suppliers’, ‘search’ or ‘search and selection consultancy’, or ‘headhunters’. These businesses operate in different styles and at different ends of the market, but they ...

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